And so, during the light of the crimson moon, the curse is reversed...both in Boston, and for Gilead and the Tower.

After 18 long years, I've finished my own journey with the Dark Tower books, at least as far as Sai King is concerned. After all, the journey is indeed the destination. But each of us has our own Tower, and our own door at that final room at the top...for Roland, for Boston, and for you, dear reader. May you each find your Dark Tower, and conquer it in the end.

Ka, like a wheel, always comes around. Gan be praised, and we all say thankya.

(Ves'-Ka Gan sings ever softly on the wind of ka...if ye will but listen.)


Red Sox...and Discordia?

Anyone been watching the Red Sox - Yankees matchup? First comeback to Game 7 from an 0-3 series by ANY team EVER. Curse be damned? Do the Yankees, in fact, suck?

UPDATE: The Sox do in fact rock. Going the whole way this year after humbling NY? Wow. Damn good baseball....now if the World Series goes 4 games, they'll finish under Wednesday's lunar eclipse. If they go all 7 games, the last will be on Halloween. Time to break the curse? Indeed.

UPDATE 10/24: Sox ahead in the series 2-0. And Stephen King is in the stands, working on his new book about the BoSox....he chose a helluva year! Wednesday is looming. O Discordia...worlds turn about the Tower.

UPDATE 10/25: Fark.com thread on this. First lunar eclipse during a World Series ever...and it's the 100th one. And they beat the Yankees after the never-before 3-0 deficit, with Game 7 ending at the stroke of midnight. The end is nigh...


The new party game?

Mindball....no hands, no buttons. Just your brain and an opponent's. Bet this is great with drunk people. ;^>
Mindball is an experience product, a game where two players control a ball with their brain waves. The player being most relaxed wins the game.


Civil disobedience...

Can we get some press coverage on this please? My boy gets arrested and not a peep from CNN?
The first report from St. Louis is in - and presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green Party) were just arrested. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

Trying to server papers to the debate commision to let them participate...of course crossing a police line, yeah that'll get you a smack down. Can you say "civil disobedience" kids? I knew you could!



Middle-class squeeze?

So, after hearing all my life about the middle class getting shafted, and taxed into oblivion....it appears that we may be doing better after all:
Let's examine the Census numbers. They certainly don't indicate that, over any reasonable period, middle-class living standards have stagnated. Mostly, the middle class is getting richer. Consider: in 2003, 44 percent of U.S. households had before-tax incomes exceeding $50,000; about 15 percent had incomes of more than $100,000 (they're also included in the 44 percent). In 1990 the comparable figures were 40 percent and 10 percent. In 1980 they were 35 percent and 6 percent. All comparisons are adjusted for inflation.

It appears the influx of immigrants may be dragging down that all-important "median income" average everyone likes to quote. The above in table format makes it clearer:
Year 50k+ 100k+
2003 44% 15%
1990 40% 10%
1980 35% 6%


All is well with the world

You can now Google from your phone via SMS (Send the query to "46645"...of course that's "GOOGL"). Prices through Froogle, search results snippets, and residential/business listings by zip code. "Pizza 21009" for those poker nights with the boys. W00t!

...or are you just happy to see me?

Is that a bulge in your jacket, Mr. President?

Was President Bush literally channeling Karl Rove in his first debate with John Kerry? That's the latest rumor flooding the Internet, unleashed last week in the wake of an image caught by a television camera during the Miami debate. The image shows a large solid object between Bush's shoulder blades as he leans over the lectern and faces moderator Jim Lehrer.

The president is not known to wear a back brace, and it's safe to say he wasn't packing. So was the bulge under his well-tailored jacket a hidden receiver, picking up transmissions from someone offstage feeding the president answers through a hidden earpiece?


Haven't I seen you before?

On Dick Cheney's VP debate comment about Edwards' attendance record, and how the debate was the "first time we've met"...a picture really IS worth a thousand words:



Pick one, already!

Ooh, 2 posts in one day. My friend Eric sums up the election best for us all:
"Well, you know they say that anybody who's still undecided (and they said this months ago) is either (a) a moron, (b) a liar or (c) someone who loves the attention that goes with being an 'undecided voter'..."

Open mouth, insert shoe store?

If you missed the fun and games, a visual summary of last night's presidential debate (courtesy of a fark.com thread):

Some people see a tie, but if you try to tell me Bush actually won that one, bring flowers for the funeral when I laugh myself to death.

Still pissed that we again only get 2 candidates. No media coverage of the Libertarian/Green party debate that went on earlier that day. Still voting for the Libs, as Kerry is almost certain to take Maryland.