March 20th, 2003


If CNN is covering it... does that make it a war?

CNN Special "War Desk" correspondent
Hello... this is John Ashbrook, still coming to you live from CNN HQ at the War Desk.
As you can see on the screen beside my little head, the streets of Downtown Baghdad
are quiet and nothing is blowing up.

We go live, now, to Ashley Crow, at our News Base "somewhere in Kuwait"...
thinks microphone is off
... oh god... somebody come and change this colostomy bag...
I wish they fucking blow somethi
microphone cuts out.

Image switches to full screen, Lady in Desert Safari Garb
Hello... This is Ashley Crow. As you can see, I have on my very best
"watching things blow up" outfit and I'm talking in a slightly british accent,
because it makes me sound bloody brilliant. I am told that our animation
teams have just wrapped up production of several 3-D short segments
showing gloriously boring details of the Cruise Missile launch that took
place several hours ago and struck somewhere in Iraq seconds later.
Lets go back to Atlanta and let John tells us all about it.
thinks microphone is off...
damn damn damn...
microphone cuts out.

Screen change back to studio
Hello... this is John Ashbrook... I'm hoping to reach Retired General
Albert Donaldson for a live studio interview any moment now...
However, lets watch this animation of the cruise missile launch first...

cut to full screen, 30 fps flat colour animation of a navel destroyer
and cutting across to a little animation...

"the decapitation strike launched several hours ago must have been
initiated from a ship that looked much like this one, however it was
probably a lot darker and not actually an animation... in fact it was
somewhere in the Red Sea... and then up it goes... the missile is away...
and while this animation shows it going straight to Baghdad, the real one
would have been much lower to the ground and performed a "mapping"
(cuts back to studio of John making that little two hands raised up,
fingers twitching "quotes" thing... then cuts back)
as it flies...
Oh we have General Donaldson...

John: Hello General...

(split screen with John in little head position, the General on right with
slightly larger head and central steady cam shot of downtown Baghdad)

General: Yes... Hello John, and it's Retired General....
John: I understand you were a tank commander in operation Desert Storm.
General: No... I was in charge of a heavy artillery installation</i>
John: Oh... ok... So General... do you have any authority to make, say
that tall building we see in the background... can you have anyone blow that up?
General: Pardon?
John: The building... in Baghdad... can you blow it up... something... anything...
I mean Jesus Christ we're all sitting h

cut to white noise... replaced by Ashley Crow holding ear piece trying to put her wig back on...
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(he's such a ham... that's George zooooooming in btw.)

Wake up to a thick layer of ice covering my world... a little late as well... After scraping the hell out of the car it was morning drive time getting Geo to school and me to work... "work" such as it is... me and three others in a big empty building.

Note to self: getting caught doing the "walk like an Egyptian" chair dance thing with headphones is embarrassing when beefy mover dudes walk by.

We are diminished as a society when we let opinion push us away from one another.
It is a sign of our collective maturity and social grace that we can come together and
respect disparate opinions. Besides, there's enough shit going on without petty,
marginally informed judgments adding to the problem.

~ black ftls
~ beige p-z jeans
~ gray t hiding under a big comfy warm beige turtleneck (that is also a p-z product... colour me the poster boy)
~ laughing my ass off as I write a S6 update at lunch...
~ more documentation for the project... er... I'm writing something called a "ITIL Capacity Management" methodology report for a canadian government department that is paying somebody buckets of cash for me to do it.
~ dinner at my parents house tonight (I think) - who are just back from Florida
~ go to some sort of presentation at Georges school after dinner... (put on by the students... so, of course, camera time. :D)
~ watch 8 Mile tonight... or bombs raining down on Iraq... which ever comes first.
~ an ongoing wish for the safety of friends and family members that have been put in harms way by the unfortunate events that are unfolding.
~ to send a big smile out to psychomagnet in light of her night of debauchery at the hands of the Ottawa Senators... First they beat the Carolina hockey team, then they take their women... cool... Kinda like pirates... arrrg! :D
~ to point out that this song is a fucking classic... just a classic, and, fortunately, it's a prophecy that didn't come true.
~ that S&B Day would hurry up and become a national... er... internationally observed day! (go you lvglenn :D

Hey... I missed a couple of Birthdays... (big surprise... hehe)

Happy only slightly late Birthday to spurbaby. I hope you had a great day and a wonderful year ahead... and I hope I get to read a little more!! You've a great journal talk style. :D

Happy also a little-bit late Birthday to rougescheveux... I so enjoy the way you talk about your family... you always make me smile. I hope you had a great birthday ... (must be nice to be 28!) and that your year is all about making memories worthy of carrying around in your pockets. :D

Ok... Time for me to be all mr. busy...
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Run Lola Run soundtrack... flash backs to the movie... I'm buying the dvd this weekend.

I've seen it... and loved it... but the music is "doing it" for me big right now and I want to see the flick again. :) and again...
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Survivor 6 Update!!!

Survivor VI : Update

Jurassic Freak’en Park

Wherein careful sound engineering keeps us from hearing the retching sounds as the camera men catch Heidi in her bikini. Desperately hungry white people avoid scurvy and the most comprehensive turn-off for vegetarians the world over is played out on national television. Yessiree... that’s entertainment.

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