17 February 2005

Sugar Shit Sharp

- Or -
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Robert Fisk's website: full of interesting articles.

Here's an article from Forbes magazine, condemning Gary Bettman, and I couldn't agree more. The man's tenure as NHL comissioner has been an unmitigated disaster, and the blame for the season's cancellelation falls squarely on his shoulders. "A fish rots from the head on down..."

Which brings us to this:

An awful choice for US intelligence chief, Negroponte has, for the past year or so, been Viceroy of Iraq, following a shocking career as a back room weasel and diplomatic "fixer". This is not good news.

Just browse this site for half an hour. I heard David Ray Griffin the radio recently, and he sounded perfectly sane and made reasonable arguments. Just another American political scandal with terrifying global political ramifications... fuckin' shit's worse than even I imagined.

Cool! Isn't this just how the First World War started? And the Second?

Nicely done, George. All we need now is North Korea to get in on the act, and we can have an honest to god transglobal war with three seperate enemies.

After the worst day, ending the worst week I've had in almost two years, there's only one thing to do:

(Klimister - Clarke - Taylor)

If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, it's all the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
I don't share your greed
The only card I need is
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades
Playing for the high one, dicing with the devil
Going with the flow, it's all a game to me
Seven or eleven, snake eyes watchin' you
Double up or quit, double stakes or split
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades
You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever
And don't forget the Joker
Pushing up the ante, I know you wanna see me
Read'em and weep, the dead man's hand again
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die
The only thing you see, You know it's gonna be
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades


Anonymous said...

whats going on man?....yikes/....

Anonymous said...

also best article on the whole thing i've seen in a while. thanks forbes, you've summed up in the 3 paragraphs what no canadian media outlet has managed in 7 months of endless bullshit screed and ramblings. fuck roy mcgregor and "Canada's game lives of." of course it does but saturday night hockey does not.

Monsieur H. Attaque said...

One piece of really bad news, followed by a frustrasting turn of events, and a daily dose of surprises that I could really have done without... so no long tale of woe.

I think John Lydon said it in his 1985 work, "Bad Life", "This is watcha want, this is whatcha get/this is watcha want, this is whatcha get/this is watcha want, this is whatcha get/this is watcha want, this is whatcha get/this is watcha want, this is whatcha get/ this is watcha want, this is whatcha get..."