Thursday, March 19, 2009
Chronicling an event of epic, galaxy-spanning win: Battlestar Galactica Takes Over United Nations
There's a bunch of camera phone-quality video here (I haven't watched it yet), but the money shot is right here:
Priscilla said at 6:28 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Okay, so I've failed to live up to the requirements of NaBloPoMo after only three days. But I think tonight merits an exception. I am drunk on a hybrid of JOY and HOPE and apple martini. I only had one of the latter, but even after, four glasses of water and over an hour of digestion, I can barely type straight. Or walk straight. Thank goodness the bar I chose was only three short blocks away! (Had intellectual policy discussion with random guy named Sebasitian. Don't know where I got the impression people that go to bars aren't the type of person I'd be interested in. I wasn't interested in this guy, buty his polictical savvy was nice. Yeah, that description made no sense. Se above, re: drunk on a single appletime. Am a total lightweiht, but OBAMA WOO!)
My god, people. We elected a BLACK MAN named BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. We finally proved that anyone can be President, even a kid born to a single-parent household, raised by his grandparents. We showed that a campaign of hope can triumph over a campsign tailored to fearmongering and divisiveness.
\MICHELLE OBAMA is going to be out First Lady! She is opinionated and fiercely determined, and she will do great things of the office. Sasha and Malia are adorable and genuine, and I look toward to seeing what dog they choose. Biden is honest and has strong roots in the communities he grew up, the complete anyithesis of Chenes. And the SUPEREME COURT! My god, we don't have to worry about more Rebupican appointees stacking the court.
And I see how many spelling mistakes I'm making, but I'm too joyous and drunk off only ONE apple martini to care. Good grief, that was strong. I feel like I've had two or more. Hope I don't have an hangover tomorrow--boss is a Republican, and he frowns on political discussions in the office. (So naturally, we discuss plitics when he's not present.)
I feel like sitting here is making me ever nore drunk, even though my lisp have not toughted alcohol since McCain finished his speech, through that's probably me getting tired. I was up at 5:45 this morning, after all. And I know I'm making spelling mistakes, but I'm too amused to correct them. I'm going to go to sleep and dream of four--nay eight--years of an Obama administration. I'm so happy with the direction the country has chosen.
Priscilla said at 12:54 AM
Monday, November 03, 2008
FiveThirtyEight.com and ElectoralVote.com only update once per day. You can check them every couple hours, but the data will not change.
Also, according to fivethirtyeight.com, McCain has a 1.9% chance of winning.
Just watch SNL's election special and be cool.
Priscilla said at 9:02 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die
Oh, Ron Howard. Don't you know Andy Griffith and Happy Days aren't the real America, and don't represent small-town American values? Go peddle your radical left-wing terrorist claptrap somewhere else. McCAIN '08!
Priscilla said at 5:22 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Kat and I have invented a new game: Flan In the Cupboard! See how many ways you can describe the slow collapse of the McCain campaign in a pithy metaphor.
Me: like a punctured tire
Kat: An air mattress with a hole you just can't find.
Me: a week-old mylar balloon
Kat: A Coke left out all night.
Me: Violet Beauregarde in the hands of the Oompa-Loompas
Kat: Those giant balloons the day after the Rose Parade.
Me: A randy young guy who just discovered the hot chick he picked up at a bar has a suspicious bulge.
Kat: A bitten-into dumpling.
I think you can tell what I thought of the third Presidential debate. :D
Man, watching political anything is infinitely better when I'm with Ko. Yes, my beloved college roommate crashed at my apartment last night! She flew out of JFK at crazy o'clock this morning, so it was my job to deny her beauty sleep through obnoxious giggling and general tomfoolery. We heckled the debate with an enthusiasm that would shame Rocky Horror audiences, exchanged much-needed back rubs, and squealed over photos of Ko's new gerbil and the surprise babies that came a week later. SO CUTE! She'll be in and out of NY the next few weeks, and I look forward to more of the unquenchable silliness that accompanies our reunions!
Priscilla said at 2:42 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I love The Onion!
Portrayal Of Obama As Elitist Hailed As Step Forward For African Americans
Priscilla said at 1:13 PM
Monday, September 01, 2008
I finally contributed macros to ontd_political's Shenanigans Friday! I love Shenanigans Friday so much.
And woah. Just spotted McCain's Patronizing "Congratulatory" Message to Obama
"How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day"? Here, McCain, I fixed it for you: "How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day concerning a man who I once voted against honoring with a national holiday."
Also, the "achievement of our opponent" was "noticed" by 38.4 million people, nearly a fourth of US households--more than the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and the American Idol finals. It is believed to have set a TV record. I'd like to see you fill a stadium with eighty thousand-plus passionate supporters, or make the Democratic equivalent of Pat Buchanan gush so profusely over the content of a speech you wrote that he had to be forcibly interrupted for time constraints. "Unnoticed." Ha.
Oh, and next time you want to look sincere, hire a better acting coach. And a lighter that won't make you look like you're filming in a cave.
Priscilla said at 10:46 AM
Friday, August 29, 2008
India's poor urged to 'eat rats'
And an even more brain-injuring political move: A McCain advisor seeks to solve the health care crisis through semantics. I did a double-take, convinced I was reading an Onion analogue.
Illustrating and cartooning blog Drawn! posts some excellent Ronald Searle-related links! So much love for Ronald Searle! Anyone that hasn't read Molesworth is missing out on something extraordinary.
Aaron Sorkin writing movie about Facebook. My face looks like this: o_O?
Biden: "Think About It"
Chris Crocker's soulmate in an angry rant against the Twilight haters
Priscilla said at 5:02 PM
Friday, August 15, 2008
Fandom creative awesomeness mini-linkspam:
Oooh, Feather is running another Dresden Files ficathon, right in time for Halloween. Now I just have to figure out what to request!
Tealin doodles Doctor Horrible, and it is love and win.
Aysha/Questionstar posts a quasi-tutorial of her amazing armor-making method. I wish my fandoms had characters with awesome armor, because desperately I want to experiment with some of these techniques.
Nerd Squee MiniSpam:
Amanda Palmer sings "I Google You". Highly amusing! (Good lord, I hate it when people google me)
Deleted Iron Man scene
Alan Tudyk interviews Nathan Fillion
Hot library smut!
David Shuster pwns PUMA
Nifty Anti-McCain ad
And a meme!
Pick a fandom, and I'll tell you which character(s) I would:
1. bake cupcakes for
2. trust with the keys to my car
3. put thumbtacks on their chair
4. have a crush on
5. pack up and leave if they moved next door
6. vote for President
7. pick as my partner in a buddy movie
8. pair up
9. vote off the island and into the volcano
10. wheedle into fixing my MP3 player
Priscilla said at 10:50 PM
Friday, July 18, 2008
Dear Soon-To-Be-Not-President Bush,
Birth control medication isn't only used for birth control, you utter and complete jackass. For many women, it is used to regulate hormones and prevent us from suffering cripplingly painful cramps. I went on birth control years before I even kissed a boy, and now you want pharmacists to be able to exercise some kind of blind, wildly innacurate moral judgment against me, to automatically brand me as some kind of nymphomaniacal painted jezebel and refuse me the medication it is THEIR JOB TO DISPENSE? Hell no!
Guess what: birth control isn't always contraception, and CONTRACEPTION IS NOT ABORTION. In fact, you right-wing asshats should love contraception, as it decreases the number of abortions performed. Contraception is specifically designed to prevent unintended pregnancy.
This is not an abortion debate. This is not a morality debate. This is common freaking sense.
How long until you're out of office?
Read more about the issue here, then sign the Planned Parenthood petition and call your Congressman. Get angry, people. This feckless behavior needs to be smacked down yesterday.
Priscilla said at 3:05 PM
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Picked up Jaida's book! Woo! If you're in NY on the 16th, she and Dani have a signing in Brooklyn!
Where the Heck is Matt? A Global Dance. So ridiculously cool. I got a little teary-eyed.
Dr. Horrible Comic! Is it July 15th yet?
Tell me this ad wasn't made by a John Hodgman fan. I dare you.
Lars Larson Rips Wall-E As ‘Propaganda’; It Teaches Kids ‘Humans Are Bad For Planet Earth’. Um... Mr. Larson? Humans are bad for Planet Earth. Though if you actually saw the film, you'd know the message was a warning against mindless consumerism and waste, complacency, and lack of awareness. All the human characters were well-meaning and recognized the vital importance of reclaiming the planet and restoring its vitality. A for effort, F for reading comprehension. And while I'm at it, another F for seeking to eliminate joy. This movie is incredible. I hope all you guys get to see it on the big screen.
Senators Craig and Vitter team up to co-sponsor Marriage Protection Amendment, which would amend the Constitution to declare that marriage “shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Un-freaking-believable. You know how you can defend the sanctity of marriage, Senators Craig and Vitter? Try NOT CHEATING ON YOUR WIFE AND HAVING SEX WITH PROSTITUTES/ANONYMOUS MEN IN AIRPORT RESTROOMS. Marriage doesn't need protection from same-sex couples, Senators. It needs protection from you.
Priscilla said at 9:25 PM
Friday, June 27, 2008
HAHA, YES! Managed to snag a ticket to Eddie Izzard at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow night! They've been sold out for ages, but I guess they released a few more. I win at life!
Also, mah Summer Shows are getting cloooooser!
Middleman: Mondays, 10/9c (ABC Family)
Burn Notice: Thursdays, July 10 @ 10/9c (USA)
Project Runway: Wednesdays, July 16 @ 9/8c (Bravo)
Psych: Fridays, July 18 @ 10/9c (USA)
In the past couple weeks, I've become a follower of the Big Picture, a blog that describes itself as "News Stories in Photographs." Some are inspiring, some are moving, some are devastating, and all are in breathtaking high-res. Check it out!
Schedule of TV-related Panels at San Diego Comic Con.
I already adored xkcd, but... God bless you for giving me the phrase "Barack Me Obamadeus!" I laughed for like thirty seconds straight.
New trailer for the Repo Man rock opera.
An utterly brilliant entrant in Colbert's "Make McCain Exciting" challenge: Vogue.
Priscilla said at 9:44 AM
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
*chortles* Terry McAuliffe is on the Daily Show. This is funnier than any Democratic primary parody I've ever seen. I'll post a link when it goes up on thedailyshow.com tomorrow. XD
Priscilla said at 11:08 PM
You have lost. Endorse Obama and concede with dignity. You are a laughingstock.
You are such an amazing person. You have done so much for this country, and you will do so much more! Why are you cheapening yourself with this charade?
Edit: Mmm, there you are, Obama. Soothe my Hillary ire!
He and Michelle just exchanged a fist bump. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH BE MY FIRST FAMILY NOW PLZ.
Priscilla said at 9:54 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Your Daily EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!: California Court Affirms Right to Gay Marriage
Your Daily Joss Whedon Is My Master Now: Dollhouse trailer!
Your Daily Win:
13 Year Old Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers (read this article. It will make you love America.)
Your Daily Crackpot: Oprah/Obama/Wright = Trinity of Hell. (This is HILARIOUS. Listen!)
Priscilla said at 11:38 AM
Monday, April 21, 2008
Other stuff I hadn't blogged about at the time I made the last "Stuff I Haven't Blogged About" post:
More Stuff That Is Awesome:
Priscilla said at 1:46 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Today, Obama gave an absolutely extraordinary speech on the subject of race in America, and you need to hear it. Or read it. Or have it downloaded to your brain like in The Matrix. And you need to do it now.
And what's more? "This wasn't a speech by committee. Obama wrote the speech himself, working on it for two days and nights.... and showed it to only a few of his top advisers."
Without the merest whiff of my usual Obamania... This man needs to be our next President.
Priscilla said at 2:28 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
This just in! Gay people = toe cancer.
Also, gays are worse than terrorists and all of Islam is a threat to America and the Ancient Greek civilization only lasted a few decades. I know you were taught in schools that it lasted centuries, but that's because our children are being indoctrinated, not educated.
Just so we're clear on that.
Priscilla said at 10:56 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Si se puede -- a really beautiful video for Obama in Spanish
Viva Obama -- a really hilarious Mariachi song for Obama in Spanish
And an excellent blog article: The Obama Doctrine
SNL Weekend Update: Huckabee's Graceful Exit
SNL: Tina Fey On The Most Important Women's News Issue. Awesome, but it would be more appreciated I didn't of want to slap Hillary in the face right now. What are you DOING, Hillary? What happened to the woman we saw giving that wonderful final statement at the Texas debates? Remember how well that went over, and how all the pundits were asking why she didn't show that side of her personality more often? Sure, it was almost word-for-word taken from Edwards' concession speech, but I was willing to forgive. Who is this bitter, mocking creature you're turning into? I understand you may be frustrated, but your snarky tirades are not presidential. Sheesh.
And finally, another Fry and Laurie video for people that don't care about American politics (though it would actually make a delightful satire of the second Bush doctrine had it not been written in 1992): The Ass-Kickers Song.
Priscilla said at 9:49 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2008
*loud stream of expletives that lasts approximately five full minutes and focuses primarily on the offender's ancestry and sexual habits*
Ralph Nader officially announces candidacy.
I can only respond thusly...
Priscilla said at 1:54 PM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Chad linked me to this excellent Daily Kos article comparing the Senate records of Hillary and Obama. Long, but well worth the read! I Refuse to Buy into the Obama Hype (now a supporter). The author summarizes her article thusly:
I looked up Obama and looked up Clinton [on the Library of Congress Website]. I looked at the bills that they both authored and introduced. Anyone who has been around politics, and is honest, realizes that there are a lot of reasons why a Senator votes one way or another on bills or misses votes. However an examination of the bills that each of these Senators cared enough about to author and introduce revealed much to me: what they care about, what their priorities are, how they tackle problems. And the list of co-sponsors showed something about how they lead, inspire and work with others. Finally, looking at which bills actually passed is pretty indicative of how effective each would be at getting things done.Or if you have no interest in American politics, you can check out this highly amusing Frye and Laurie sketch. Those that did read the above article are invited to view it as well.
Priscilla said at 11:12 AM
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Now that's what I call inspirational.
Senior McCain Adviser Refuses To Campaign Against Obama. Said McKinnon (the senior McCain advisor in question), "I would simply be uncomfortable being in a campaign that would be inevitably attacking Barack Obama. I think it would be uncomfortable for me, and I think it would be bad for the McCain campaign."
When is the last time a candidate has inspired that kind of emotion from members of an opposing political party, to say nothing of members of the senior staff of the opposing party's de-facto nominee?
This is one more reason why I support Barack Obama.
Priscilla said at 11:07 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It's official: WGA strike is over! 92.5% of guild vote in favor of strike's end. *does a groovy dance* I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the brave writers who stood their ground for fair treatment and fiscal compensation for themselves and for future generations of writers, despite knowing they would suffer financial losses in the process that will likely never be recouped. I thank the members of the SGA, show crews, and more, who stood in solidarity with the writers even though they themselves would see none of the benefits of the strike, risking their livelihoods in the process.
Check out this Variety article for the status of your favourite Network shows, but here are mine:
Pushing Daisies: Renewal called a "no-brainer," as it's one of ABC's top-rated scripted performers. Received a 13-episode pickup, as is standard practice among frosh skeins. Will wait until September before making a grand re-entrance, so ABC can give it a proper relaunch.
House: Fox plans to extend the regular TV season in order to take advantage of late-delivered episodes from shows including "House."
Heroes: With its elaborate serialized storyline, it is expected to take the summer to regroup. It will return in the fall.
Does anyone know of a good article that addresses cable and other pay channels? I'd like to know what to expect regarding Psych (season finale this Friday, WOE!), Burn Notice, and Dexter.
I'm currently watching what I imagine is the last episode of A Daily Show, assuming this means Jon's writers and the absent The will come back tomorrow. Yay for showing viewers how utterly crazypants Huckabee is. How the heck is he still in the race?
Of course, I can't stomach McCain either. MY REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: YOU CANNOT HAVE THEM. Hands off my Roe v. Wade, you 71-year-old man! Shouldn't you be old enough to remember the outrageous death rate due to septic complications of pregnancy as a result of illegal, unsafe abortion? A problem that has been virtually eliminated today? Even if abortion is illegalized, abortions will still happen. Except the end result will be a dramatically increased number of women who suffer severe ramifications to their health, sometimes leading to infertility or death? Just read this doctor's truly heroic story.
And when did this entry stop being about the writers' strike and start being about me soapboxing for reproductive choice? Uh... Hey! Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscars again! Sweet!
Priscilla said at 10:59 PM
New chapter of Small Favor up at Jim-Butcher.com!
And a new video frow Lawrence Lessig, exploring Clinton and Obama's respective chances at beating John McCain. Definitely worth a watch.
Priscilla said at 10:38 AM
Monday, February 11, 2008
Yes we... can't.
I love the internet.
Priscilla said at 3:44 PM
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
BOOYEAH! TRY TO DISENFRANCHISE THIS! My Texas driver's license satisfies your criterion of "Government-Issued Photo ID," silly poll worker. "New York" was never stipulated. I WIN!
This is the most ecstatic I've ever been about voting for a candidate. I had full-fledged Dean fever, but he was out of the running by the time Pennsylvania's primary came around. I was overjoyed at the prospect of voting Bush out of office, but I never felt the passion for Kerry that I did for Dean and as I do for Obama. And now, here we are. My ballot has been cast. I can't wait to see how the chips fall when the polls close tonight.
Priscilla said at 10:54 AM
If you're registered in one of the twenty states holding primaries tomorrow (today? It's nearly 2am and I'm still at work...), take a moment to hear what Lawrence Lessig has to say about his perception of the difference between Obama and Hillary, and why he's supporting the former.
After that, unwind with a bit of political silliness: Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC? Ironic that John Hogman, who plays the PC in those ads, is both a Mac user and an Obama supporter. :D
Priscilla said at 1:38 AM
Sunday, February 03, 2008
...Bush just compared himself to Lincoln. Several times. The first of which saying that Lincoln's approval rating probably wasn't very good either.
He's like a parody of himself.
Priscilla said at 9:48 PM
Priscilla said at 8:54 PM
Guyyyyyyys! Only two more days until I can vote for OBAMA. Go, Super Tuesday, Go!
Priscilla said at 6:04 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
JOY! Yesterday marked one year until Bush and his cronies are OUT OF HERE. As long as he's not replaced by a lunatic like Huckabee, I'd say we're in business!
A brief recap:
Testerday, Kristin came over and drew me for her painting class. As I posed, I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which I haven't seen since I was ikkle and tiny. Hilaaaaaaarious! Nightmare-inducing, but hilarious. It made me long for more 2D-animated features.
Saturday, we went to Dr. Sketchy's together. This session had an Adams' Family theme, and a splendid time was had by all! I now officially have a Dr. Sketchy's buddy. :D
This past week, I finally was able to sign my two-year contract at work. Yay job!
And that's all I have to say about that.
Priscilla said at 1:16 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
ADDENDUM TO LAST POST: I am an Obama supporter through and through. Not Ron Paul. I guess I didn't make that clear, as a couple people have commented/emailed me about it.
Hence the existence of an "Obama is awesomesauce" tag and no tag for Ron Paul.
Priscilla said at 1:13 AM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Project Runway. So... do the judges even remember their prom? You don't want you look cute and young and 17, you want to look mature and elegant. Sweet Pea should have won! The only dresses I would have worn to prom were hers or Chris'. Victorya's = Fug. Well, it's cute, but it's also cheap-looking and unflattering. While it may be a decent choice for a mixer or party, it is NOT appropriate for a prom!
Also, I feel so terribly wicked for thinking this, but even though I loathe Christian and want to slap him in the face whenever I see him, I kind of want him to stay on the show for the time being (though leave well before Bryant Park). Yes, his clothes are often rather interesting--albeit TRAGICALLY 80s--but he makes such a lovely TARGET for the natural drama of competition, and we need someone to mock now that Elisa is gone.
P.S. HAHAHAHA a girl looking for a designer for her prom dress chose Chris' portfolio over Victorya's? OHSNAP!
Some entertaining links for joo:
AMPTP vs. WGA: Jocks versus Nerds. There's an 80s movie to be made here, if only we had someone to write it!
Mad TV: Under Barack Obama
Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft -- Gates rocks for doing this.
Priscilla said at 12:34 PM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Happy Birthday to mein Schlienen! *hugs you tightly*
86% Chris Dodd
86% John Edwards
86% Barack Obama
83% Hillary Clinton
81% Mike Gravel
81% Joe Biden
78% Dennis Kucinich
72% Bill Richardson
47% Rudy Giuliani
34% John McCain
29% Tom Tancredo
26% Mitt Romney
26% Mike Huckabee
23% Ron Paul
16% Fred Thompson
2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
Priscilla said at 6:50 PM
Friday, January 04, 2008
Priscilla said at 9:52 PM
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Why hello there! Photos of politicians in their hot youths. General consensus is that Edwards looks eerily like Zac Efron.
And the newest song from the Obama Girl: Perfected.
Priscilla said at 12:28 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Holy cow. My uncle invited me to a John Edwards fundraiser--one of those very small, very intimate fundraisers, where there are only some 20 people in attendance, along with the Senator himself. Does anyone have any questions they want me to ask him? Questions not about his haircut, that is. :D
Priscilla said at 8:54 AM
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Hey! Just got around to watching this past Friday's Monk, and Marcelina's brother was in it! Squee!
From LifeHacker: Google Maps adds subway stations and prominent buildings!
From Becky: New Hot Fuzz trailer
From Sue: Spike and Angel sing "If You Were Gay" (and in case you missed it before, hear them sing "The More You Ruv Someone")
From Chungy: Things With a Higher Approval Rating than Bush
From the MacAnally's folks: College Saga, an absolutely hilarious adventure in the style of old-school video games.
From Moony: Every Episode of House, in Yahoo!Mail icons
From ?: Mario Theme on Beatbox and Flute
From Wisteria?: 24: Aqua Teen Hunger Force
From Violet: John Barrowman movie rumor I hope hope hope is true
Priscilla said at 5:52 PM
Title cartoon by Bruce Eric Kaplan, used without permission.