Thursday, September 28, 2006


Seetharaman Narayanan

Photoshop geeks only.

Copyright 2006 Rich Bowen

Thursday, September 21, 2006


"Prosecutors dismissed a child molestation charge in which Handy was accused of giving a young girl Herpes"

“I feel there’s two types of people in this world – us and them, predators and prey,” Handy said. “I’m damn sure not prey.”

He told the families (of the people he killed), “Pain is part of life. Deal with it, get over it.”

From, naturally, the Tacoma News Tribune.

Copyright 2004 Rich Bowen

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In case you haven't heard, today the original Star Wars trilogy is coming out on DVD again, this time the original, un-special editions. This is being accompanied by the usual wave of bitching by "fans" about how George Lucas is a moneygrubber, how he's "making" us shell out for the movies again two years after their original DVD release. This, of course, is followed by the parrot-like cries of "doesn't George Lucas have enough money?"

Well, pardon me for not toeing the geek party-line here. Hey, fanboys, you know why he keeps rereleasing this stuff? Because, as much as you bitch that your childhood was raped, you KEEP FUCKING SHELLING OUT. If you think he has enough money, why do you give him more of it?

I skipped the first release of the original trilogy for three reasons. One, I didn't like some of the changes made to the movies. Two, the special features didn't include deleted scenes. Three, following from one and two, I knew that there would be future releases. Lo and behold, here they are. But I'm not buying these ones either, for two reasons. One, the non-special editions are not remastered or cleaned up; they're just ported from the 1992 laserdisc release, with matte lines and miscolored lightsabers intact. Two, LFL has already discussed their plans for HD-DVD releases for all six films, so I'll wait for that.

Fine, George has raped your childhood. Your childhood was asking for it.

Copyright 2004 Rich Bowen

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Some people are so memorable, so larger-than-life, that when they die, even if it's not entirely surprising, it just feels impossible. Steve Irwin was one of those guys. Yeah, you watch him swimming with bloody great crocs, or getting right in the face of a poisonous-ass snake, and you laugh that it's just a matter of time before something happens, but goddammit, it's just not supposed to happen. We need guys like Steve Irwin, who bring enough color and life to the world to make up for the drudge that is our daily life.

So long, mate. Crikey, you were a lummox, but no one could put the biff in like you.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Today is an important day, and my kittykat will tell you why, much more eloquently than I ever could.

More posts to come, if I ever think of anything interesting to say.

Copyright 2004 Rich Bowen

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