I meant to mention this a while back, but anyway… I have to admit, I love Akismetfor the way it keeps most spam from actually reaching my comments field.Â I have had only a few false positives since I started using it, but those few have kept me “dumpster diving” through the spam to ensure that I didn’t lose any real comments, and anybody who follows this pattern knows, this can be a tedious process to constantly do as well.Â Enter Bad Behavior.Â Bad Behavior, actually compares comments against known spambots, and cuts them off at the source, avoiding (or at least greatly reducing) the hassle of having to wade through so much junk.Â There are releases for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many others.Â I have to give this two thumbs up.
When I spotted the Newsweek Article on Clubbing for Kids, I have to admit, I loved it and at the same time wondered why nobody ever thought of this before.Â It gives the nightclubs business at a time, like a Saturday afternoon that they would generally be drawing zero revenue anyway.Â It gives the kids the open space to jump around and dance and have fun, which is a bit harder for all but the floor seat kids when you go to a concert, and parents can listen to bands like The Sippy Cups, without having to watch their IQ points drift out of their heads as can be witnessed at any Raffi concert.
I guess I will never understand how people who claim to defend the “Right to Life” and “preserving the sanctity of life” can then turn around a plant a bomb in the parking lot of a Texas Abortion Clinic.Â
People like Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich, give all Christians a bad name.Â In a story about Pat Tillman, the man that walked away from a lucrative NFL contract to join the Army Rangers and was killed Afghanistan, he had this to say about Tillman’s parents, that have been fighting for the last two years to find out what really happened to their son(emphasis added):
Kauzlarich, now a battalion commanding officer at Fort Riley in Kansas, further suggested the Tillman family’s unhappiness with the findings of past investigations might be because of the absence of a Christian faithin their lives.Â Â
In an interview with ESPN.com, Kauzlarich said: “When you die, I mean, there is supposedly a better life, right? Well, if you are an atheist and you don’t believe in anything, if you die, what is there to go to? Nothing. You are worm dirt. So for their son to die for nothing, and now he is no more â€” that is pretty hard to get your head around that. So I don’t know how an atheist thinks. I can only imagine that that would be pretty tough.”
Asked by ESPN.com whether the Tillmans’ religious beliefs are a factor in the ongoing investigation, Kauzlarich said, “I think so. There is not a whole lot of trust in the system or faith in the system [by the Tillmans]. So that is my personal opinion, knowing what I know.”Â Â (Full Story from ESPN)
First, I’d like to commend Kauzlarich for being the first person to admit that he died for nothing.Â But then, I’m lost.Â So the Tillman’s are what, a problem, because they are not “good little Christians” that didn’t accept the smoke screen and lies that were first given for his cause of death?Â Because the Military was caught in a Cover up?Â This just doesn’t make any sense.
Cutting to somewhat more light-heartedly and only metaphorically deadly… Who the hell thought it was a good idea to make an Ocean’s 13?Â Weren’t we punished enough with the first two installments of this atrocity?
If you are a Harry Potter fan, theÂ trailers for the new movie are out.Â As a bonusÂ The Leaky Cauldron has a different version than what’s on the official site.Â I haven’t seen a Potter film in the theater yet (through no fault of my own, other than bad timing), but I reaaaaaally want to see this one on the big screen.Â (OK Fine, I really want to see something in theaters that that doesn’t involve a Sloth, Ogre, or a Rat in Paris.
When we stopped in a local store last week on our way home from Bushkill falls, I found that this is already in stores.Â Now, I like Coke.Â I drink Coke Zero, and TheWife drinks DietCoke.Â But are we really going to trust Diet Coke to get our daily supply of vitamins and minerals?
Bottled water is coming under fire, according to the CNN/Money article which asks, Is bottled water no longer cool?Â They give a long list of things that should be obvious, such as “Bottled water is no safer than regular water” and “It is expensive.”Â I’m not sure where things got really out of hand, sure there have been “status waters” like Evian for quite some time, but every “Bob’s Brand” of water is now seemingly just as expensive.Â Maybe it is just time to get a decent refillable water bottle, and stop the insanity?
I’m going to be making some changes around here over the weekend (if things work out as planned), so if you are an “Feed Reader” you may wish to change me to “new posts only” for a few days, otherwise a lot of “re-org” might wind up in your reader.