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Saturday, May 11, 2002

God Bless America (and Somalia). The only two nations on Earth that have refused to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Why don't republifucks want to grant the world's children their human rights? Oh, because they're afraid the big, scary blue hats are going to take away their God given parental rights to abuse their children. It says things like grown-ups shouldn't ignore children's opinions (the UN treaty suggests that states allow children to give their opinions in court when it is relevant) or withhold free access to information (the treaty suggests that children have freedom of expression except if it violates other people's rights, national security, public health, or public morals... sounds like a pretty broad disclaimer to me). Then there's the oh-so-controversial notion that kids and teens mustn't be allowed religious self-determination, or privacy (from Big Brother, not mom and dad). Worst of all, the treaty actually suggests that teens should have access to sex ed and (oh no!) family planning.
posted by Mark Wilson 5:38 PM

Are you Palestinian?
posted by Mark Wilson 5:46 AM

Thursday, May 9, 2002

I was just kidding about the capitalism thing.
posted by Mark Wilson 9:56 PM

Dear Right Wing Conspiracy: Instead of trying to derail all of the social progress of the last 50 years, why don't you do something useful, like review your fucking US history.
posted by Mark Wilson 5:03 AM

Hallelujah. I think I have found the mother land. Forget everything bad I said about capitalism, now it's time to get a job and come home with bucketloads of electronic crap. Ohohoh! Excuse me while I geek out.
posted by Mark Wilson 4:01 AM

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

The new miracle drug C6H12O6 cures depression better than Zoloft, Paxil or Prozac!
posted by Mark Wilson 9:02 AM

Saturday, May 4, 2002

I should probably stop posting all these Buffy links before somebody starts to think I'm some kind of freaky fanboy.
posted by Mark Wilson 7:03 AM

Ooo, neat! Look at all the fun religious essays! Pious Materialism: How Americans View Faith and Money! A first-hand account of a scary Promise Keepers rally! Exploring the Role of Media in Religious Identity-construction Among Teens! A whole book about the cognitive basis for Christian immortality! After Babel: The Virtues of Liberalism! It really does my agnostic heart good to hope to have an immortal soul so I can have enough time to read them all.
posted by Mark Wilson 6:57 AM

Sunday, April 28, 2002

"Clue #1: Your secret admirer is between 13 and 17 years old." Hmm. Is some jailbait girl really interested in me, or are the spammers getting more devious in their ploys? My guess is the latter, since I don't know any girls that young. My spam seeking email account has also gotten a couple suspicious cards from this site and their ads reek of spam.

In the event that this secret admirer stuff is legit: Thanks. I'm flattered. Please, try again in a few years, or just drop me a real email now and we can be friends. Feel free to add on any other similar disclaimers that might make you feel better.

posted by Mark Wilson 10:09 PM

Car culture must end now.
posted by Mark Wilson 3:29 AM

Friday, April 26, 2002

If loving Mac OS X is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
posted by Mark Wilson 2:46 AM

It turns out that "erf merf lalala" is also (almost) a googlewhack.
posted by Mark Wilson 2:42 AM

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

There comes a time in a young man's life when he has to decide whether to give up his identity or submit to his fate.
posted by Mark Wilson 7:25 AM

Monday, April 22, 2002

You should know by now that Virtual Network Computer is hella-useful, but did you also know that its derivatives are even more useful? You can turn that old DOS box into a GUI terminal, or just shove this floppy into an old PC if you prefer Linux. Or maybe you want to have one of those nifty dual monitor setups, but with a different computer connected to each monitor? Go for it. Stuck without fast internet access? Don't despair, there's a VNC flavor for you too. You can even VNC from your Palm device.
posted by Mark Wilson 12:17 AM

Sunday, April 21, 2002

Buffy: "But you - I can't believe you got into Oxford!"
Willow: "It's pretty exciting."
Oz: "There's some deep academia there."
Buffy: "That's where they make Gileses!"
Willow: "I know. I could learn, and have scones."

posted by Mark Wilson 5:19 AM

Monday, April 15, 2002

Worst... blacksploitation... movie... ever! Actually, the scariest part is that this could really happen.
posted by Mark Wilson 2:00 AM

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

It's time to play Performance art or man stuck in cat flap?
posted by Mark Wilson 12:36 AM

Tuesday, April 9, 2002

This is very, very important. Everybody should read this.
posted by Mark Wilson 2:38 AM

the revolution will not be commodified
posted by Mark Wilson 1:09 AM

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