May 29th, 2008

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Interesting

I found an interesting little factoid in an article about the need for troops in uniform to stay out of politics. Of course there has long since been a law forbiding active military personel from engageing in partisan politics while in uniform because of the whole representing the military as a whole thing. That wasn't what interested me, what interested me was this line right here...
The war in Iraq already has exceeded the length of World War II and is the longest conflict the United States has fought with an all- volunteer military since the Revolutionary War.
That's an interesting fact, that we still don't have a draft and this war has gone on this long.

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Someone thought of an interesting idea. Oilpunk sci-fi. The idea being that like Steam Punk, this would be about all the possibilities of the mid to late 20th century. Not in a Mad Max sort of way, but looking at a time when oil was ultra-plentiful. Something sort of like these designs here. Someone in the comments suggested calling it PetrolPunk, which I like better. Of course, it would still be like steampunk i.e. not punk in any significant way, but it's still an interesting idea.

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And Sex, because sex is just interesting.
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Suggestion

If you want to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and you want it to be good by comparison, may I suggest the Indiana Jones Omnibus Vol 1? Anything would seem like the pinnacle of awesomeness by comparison. I could only get through the first story, and it took me about three days to slog through it. Lousy doesn't begin to describe it. After trying to reads this I picked up a box of Chex and read the back. As a result I came to believe for three days that the back of the Chex box was the greatest literary orgasm that had ever existed.

I still don't know how bad Crystal Skull is, but it would likely feel like bukkake from the gods by comparison to how bad this book is.
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Indiana Jones and the LiveJournal Poll

What is your Favorite Indiana Jones Movie?

Raiders of the Lost Ark
14(63.6%)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
0(0.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
8(36.4%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
0(0.0%)

What is your Second Favorite Indiana Jones Movie?

Raiders of the Lost Ark
7(31.8%)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1(4.5%)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
14(63.6%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
0(0.0%)

What is your Third Favorite Indiana Jones Movie?

Raiders of the Lost Ark
1(5.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
9(45.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
0(0.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
10(50.0%)

Which Indy movie can fuck right the fuck off?

Raiders of the Lost Ark
0(0.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
13(72.2%)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
0(0.0%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
5(27.8%)
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