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Cuts Both Ways

2009-04-01 - 11:39 a.m.

So it's April Fool's Day.

I celebrate it by being a fool the other 364 days of the year.


Residents in Spokane, WA have taken to driving to Idaho to buy banned substances. These are things that the residents simply cannot live without and, since the county has banned these substances...well, folks are buying them out-of-state.

Is it cigarettes? Liquor? Drugs?

Nope. Dishwasher detergent.

In an effort to save the environment, dishwasher detergents containing phosphates have been banned from sale. Only detergents containing 0.5% phosphates are allowed - so-called "green" detergents (the regular Electrosol or Cascade have up to 9%). The problem is, the "green" detergents do a lousy job.

Well, only the sale is banned in the county. Possession and use is still far.


And now for your Incredibly Stupid Idiot Moment of Zen.

Check out this entry from

I'm going to make a prediction. If this happens, she'll be on Maury within the next two years.


I reported yesterday that Fox Sports Network has started running the Angels exhibition games (the last game is today, by the way).

Well, the official radio station of Angels baseball, KLAA, has been time-shifting the broadcasts due to other sports games being broadcast in real time. It's been interesting hearing Rory Markas say "we're going to the bottom of the third inning" at 1149pm.

And since baseball season is coming up, here's how it should be done.

Fuck off, Barry Bonds.


What if the government could say that, since your movie is political and expresses a political viewpoint, it's considered "political speech" and therefore subject to regulation? What if they could say that, since your movie is "political speech", even an AD for that movie is "political speech" and therefore subject to regulation?

Never mind the "what if". It's happening right now, with a movie about Hillary Clinton.

Now, before everyone freaks - if this goes through, what if another administration decided that a movie like, oh, "Fahrenheit 9/11" or "W" or "An Inconvenient Truth" should be regulated? Imagine the screaming then.

It cuts both ways.


Okay. Much to do still.

Be seeing you.


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