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February 05, 2005

Too Much Fun

Nothing says 'fun' like getting to feel crappy from dialysis and having to prepare for a midterm exam in Semiconductor Devices....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:39 PM | Comments (1)

February 04, 2005


This just plain sucks:

All Good Things... STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Cancelled: Full Press Release From UPN


UPN and Paramount Network Television have jointly announced that this will be the final season of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE on UPN. The series finale will air on Friday, May 13, 2005.

Never thought I'd see a Star Trek series cancelled.

I understand the need to have a show make money for the corporation that bankrolls it, but damn....it was just starting to get interesting too.

(Nicely glommed from Robert Hayes at Let's Try Freedom)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:32 AM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:32 AM | Comments (4)

Cat Blogging Friday

Is it me or does this cat look like a pinata?

Batter up!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:01 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:01 AM | Comments (6)

February 03, 2005

Multiple Nuclear Detonations

Not much to post about today....

Had a quiz in my Active Circuit Design class - right after dialysis - which makes it that much more fun.

Nothing smacks of irony more than paying $30 a pop to be made to feel crappy...well, at least they bill me instead of having me fork over the cash from the dialysis chair....I digress.

Anyway....I think I did decently on it, but considering the vast amount of puzzled looks on the rest of the students in the lecture hall I take a little comfort in knowing that the bell curve for this quiz was nuked....twice.

I asked one guy coming out of the lecture hall as I was if he 'kicked ass or got his ass kicked'. He replied: I got raped.

Yup - the bell curve was nuked and then sprayed with machine-gun fire afterwards for good measure.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:21 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:21 PM | Comments (2)

February 02, 2005


You know what is really annoying??

People who talk on cordless telephones - loudly - and insist on standing right outside your cubicle when you're trying to concentrate...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:15 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:15 AM | Comments (2)

Making Lemonade - San Diego Style

Da Goddess sent a message to one of her trolls concerning several comments that he left.

It's a lengthy letter, but it's well-worth it.

Note to Self: Do not piss Joanie off - ever....

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:09 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:09 AM | Comments (3)

Building on a Farce


Captive U.S. Soldier Doll Rescued by Bush Doll
by Scott Ott

(2005-02-01) -- Just hours after Islamic militants in Iraq threatened to behead a kidnapped U.S. soldier doll, the camouflaged action figure was rescued in a daring nighttime operation by a toy George W. Bush action figure.

Bush action figure, tired, but uninjured after daring rescueThe nine-inch-tall replica of the president left Andrews Air Force Base in a scale model of Air Force One within minutes after the Pentagon learned of the kidnapping from a picture on an Islamic website.

The top-secret flight was reminiscent of the life-size president's Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad in 2003. During the long trip, the presidential doll was programmed to say intimidating things in Arabic, and reportedly spent several hours practicing his kung-fu grip.

Even as the mission was secretly under way, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA, went before the Senate to call for the immediate withdrawal of 12,000 military action figures from Iraq.

Upon hearing of the Bush doll's successful mission, Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, warned against "overhyping" the significance of the apparently heroic deed.

I have a feeling that the Associated Press will never live this down....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:19 AM | Comments (3)

How I Rank

I'm currently #4 for seaches for Iraqi Death Bunnies™....and I'm #1 for searching for Mad Mikey.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (2)

Groundhog Day Nightmare

Punxsutawney PhilPunxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow today as onlookers waited anxiously to see what Phil's prediction would be: early spring or more winter.

Just as Phil was about to make his pronouncement, the crowd was stunned as they watched Phil explode.

Emergency rescue crews were on-hand to assist the injured people in the crowd, most of whom were overcome by Phil's fur.

Punxsutawney Chief of Police Fred B. Fokker was quoted as saying that this was probably the work of Iraqi insurgents.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a statement immediately after the attack saying that "this was a clear indication that the U.S. should commence a troop withdrawal from Iraq". Her statement was echoed by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy who mumbled something about "fur....quagmire....fur quagmire" and the need for a national fur-removal system.

The White House has issued no formal statement as yet on this latest crisis, but insiders were noted as saying "there sure was a LOT of fur in that crowd..."

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:31 AM | Comments (2)


Yeah buddy -

Naysayers tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote

Skeptics of President Bush's attempt to bring democracy to Iraq have been largely silent since Iraqis enthusiastically turned out for Sunday's elections.

Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros and left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore were among critics of the administration's Iraq policy who had no comment after millions of Iraqis went to the polls in their nation's first free elections in decades.

Dispite my earlier prediction that there would be a plethora of psychotic excuses as to why the Iraqi elections could not possibly be considered 'legitimate', there has in fact been a thundering silence about them.

Makes you wonder, huh?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:29 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:29 AM | Comments (2)

February 01, 2005

Boners are Now Formulary

Sometimes crap like this really makes me want to sling Chihuahuas across a field with a trebuchet:

Medicare to Cover Drugs for Impotence

WASHINGTON — Medicare's new prescription benefit will cover sexual performance drugs, like Viagra, in addition to medications for such ailments as high blood pressure and heart disease, program officials confirmed Monday.

The move into what some consider "lifestyle" — rather than life-saving — pharmaceuticals is being criticized by conservatives, who see it as an unnecessary frill for a program that already is projected to cost at least $400 billion over its first decade.

This is why this really pisses me off: I can't get smoking cessation products to help me stop smoking yet if I wanted to get something that would allow me to hammer six inch spike through a board with my penis - sure thing.


Don't get me wrong: I have no problem with people getting medication(s) that help in life - even those that help men rise to the occasion.

Sorry - that one was hard to resist.

[/loud groaning]

But if I'd like to quite smoking, the insurance company says hell no....even if it's something that will save them a ton of money in the future.

YES, I realize that this is Medicare we're talking about and I've got private insurance......it's the principle.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:02 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:02 PM | Comments (3)

Say What? Hooked on Effing Phonics

Here at UCSD we've got professors from all over the world - quite a few of them utilizing English as a second (or third or fourth) language.

Most speak with a slight accent whereas some speak with a thick accent, but most to all of them have a great command of the English language. The sad part is that some aren't aware of some American idioms.

Case in point: I'm sitting in my Probabilities & Statistics class where we're just starting into Random Variables-

Blood curdling scream[/evil music]

-and the prof is writing on the board the following:

F(u) = P(X ≥ 2)

but what he's saying as he's writing it is:

Eff you is equal to....

This is HA-HA funny because in mathmatics everyone would have said Eff of you....

After he did this about four times, he stops and turns around cause the whole class is chuckling. No one had the heart to tell him why...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:38 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:38 PM | Comments (4)

January 31, 2005

Fine Upstanding People Those Insurgents

The 'insurgents' in Iraq are fighting to force American troops out??

I don't think so:

Disabled child in suicide attack

Terrorists used a disabled child as a suicide bomber on election day, Iraqi interior minister Falah al-Naqib said today.

In all, 44 people were killed in a total of 38 bomb attacks on polling stations. Police at the scene of one the Baghdad blasts said the bomber appeared to have Down's syndrome.

Mr Al-Naqib praised an Iraqi citizen who was killed while preventing one suicide bomber from reaching a crowd of people outside a polling station.

I betting they offered this kid a choo-choo train and a bag of candy if he just did this one little favor for Uncle Abu.....

Lovely, just lovely.

Shall me compare those 'atrocities' at Abu Grahib to this cause I'm sure they're comperable.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:43 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:43 PM | Comments (7)

Early Morning Vapors

Have you ever been watching something on television and just started giving whatever it is you're watching the MST3K treatment?

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:15 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:15 AM | Comments (2)


Just spotted this in the newest edition of the UCSD Guardian as a shining example of your state-subsidized education dollars at work (second item):

Study cites cow belching as source of pollution

Mooo-BRRRAAAACCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!Cow manure may not be as bad for California’s air as previously thought, a first-of-its-kind UC Davis study has found. In fact, cows, much maligned for their contribution of greenhouse-effect-causing methane gas, actually produce only half the amount of the state’s air pollution previously attributed to them.

Perhaps most important, the majority of a dairy cow’s contribution to smog comes not from her manure but from her belching, the university’s scientists said.

“Our discovery means our whole approach to dairy waste management and air-emissions management might change,” stated UC Davis air-quality specialist Frank Mitloehner, who conducted the study. “For the most tightly regulated pollutants, the 700 ozone-forming gases collectively called ‘volatile organic compounds,’ the source is not the cows’ waste. It’s the cows.”

The study was to be presented to the California Air Resource Board at its Jan. 26 meeting in Fresno, Calif.

I would have hated to be the poor graduate student that was responsible for collecting the samples from their control group.....Hey Carl - it's time to get this mornings samples. Here's the jar.

That's the great thing about UC Davis: it's one of the few schools that sells shit-stomping overshoes in the bookstore.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:18 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:18 AM | Comments (2)

Reversal of Fortune

The dreaded Iraqi Death Bunnies™ have been put to a good use: they've been turned on the insurgents in Iraq and are making them scream.

Convertted Iraqi Death Bunny.jpg

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:49 AM | Comments (1)

January 30, 2005

It Doesn't Count!!

I haven't really kept up with the Iraqi elections happening over the last two days, but I do know one thing: no matter what the outcome in these historic elections, the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ will declare that they were illegitimate elections because of any of the following *cough* reasons:

  • the U.S. is an occupying force,
  • the war in Iraq was illegal and as such, anything that follows is illegal by default,
  • Bush = Hitler,
  • the war and this election were all for O-I-L,
  • it was the United States backing of those darn Joooozzzzz in Israel,
  • solar flare activity on the Sun is a direct result of Bush not signing the Kyoto Accords and global warming is causing the Iraqis that are voting to be swayed by U.S. special interests,
  • ....Abu Ghraib!, Abu Ghraib!, Abu Ghraib!,
  • Gore really won Florida in 2000 and as such, everything since then is just plain fraud,
  • because dolphins are actually liberals and those evil GOP minons are suppressing their opinions on the war
Did I miss anything? Probably, but that's the beauty of the Barking Moonbat Brigade's™ argument(s): they're so convoluted that nobody can really dissect them.

UPDATE: The only thing to follow up this post with is explained perfectly by Chris Muir's strip Day by Day:

The Finger

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:32 AM | Comments (11)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:32 AM | Comments (11)

American vs. Import - The 'Dings' Have It

Geoffery at Dog Snot Diaries tells the tale of an American truck versus a Mazda in a classic not paying attention to WTF you're doing while driving traffic collision.

Short version: he get's slammed from behind and his Dodge truck gets minor damage while the Mazda is totalled. I'm hoping that he'll post some photos.

This gives me pause to re-think that notion I have about getting another Toyota truck once I graduate from UCSD - seriously re-thinking it.

I'll have to wait and see what's on the market when the time comes, but for the most part I have no complaints about my 1996 Tacoma truck - it's got over 137k miles on it and it's still running stong. Of course I bought it knowing that Toyota trucks have a history of being very dependable, plus I was trying to get something that was decent on gas mileage.

Like I said - I'll have to wait and see what's available. Who knows....maybe there will be some sort of hybrid gas/electric available in a truck.

Wait and see.....

UPDATE: I erred in reporting that Geoff was in a Dodge truck - it turns out it was just a typical Dodge car. More later after I stop feeling stoopid.....

UPDATE II: I called Geoff's car 'typical' - my mistake.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:05 AM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:05 AM | Comments (7)


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Who is Mikey?
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Mikey is a forty-something U.S. Navy veteran that is currently taking a break from being a full-time student at UC San Diego studying electrical engineering.

He's also a husband, a father, a former Independent/Democrat and is currently dealing with dialysis and getting on the national kidney transplant list.

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