W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Moi, Toi, et VoI: July 2005

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Genghis Khan, Thomas Aquinas & Rick Santorum: Great Minds Think Alike

Excellent DSCC ad that tells it like it really is: Rick "Sanitorium" is just plain weird. This freakmeister needs to go.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Bizarro World

Apparently the Holy Kool-Aid has worn off and now Frist is backing expanded funding of stem cell research against the wishes of King George & the Christian Co. Is this another sign of the end of the world or rather the end of The Cat Coroner's career? Very interesting change of (for lack of a better word) "heart" in a man who thought a blind woman with the brain function of an embryo was tracking balloons and asking her life be saved. Discuss.

It's Cat Pic Friday!!!

Welcome the newest member of the VoI clan. I know, I know, but he found us. We found him under a car right next to our new house. He was part of the settlement agreement, what can I say? And he's becoming fast friends with Sophie. So cast your vote to Name This Kitten:

a) Pablo
b) Hector
c) Dr. Baltar

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Can You Hear Me Now?

Here's an article about a Brazilian phone card featuring a filthy post-hole Saddam that was pulled off the shelves for possibly inciting violence. And, oh, "[t]he card also failed to present a balanced view of Saddam Hussein's situation, they added."

Friday, July 22, 2005

Maggie in Her New Home

From Boystown to Bucktown--home at last!

It's Cute Cat AND Dirty Dog Friday!

According to this Bloomberg article, Scooter and Turdblossom have left conflicting skidmarks on their grand jury testimony about what was actually said to whom re this little (S)/Plame/war thingymajiggy. Let's hope the Fitzgerald team can knock this one out of the park.

Note to the Team: NEVER let sleeping cats lie...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Another Installment of What's Important in Life

I would be negligent in my blogging duties if I didn't mention something about today's Tube Scare in London. Thank the good lord for Blinq-uirer. Besides, I feel VoI is getting a little catty lately.

Reefer Madness: A Dutch Tail

Moral of story?: Don't let your cat...carry...a...backpack...full of....

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Do You Think I Fooled 'Em?

Too Many Cats to Wait for Friday.

Some of my friends might think of me as the Crazy Cat Lady (the rendition isn't precise- I don't own a brown housecoat or a Siamese, but whatever). Three kitties is the limit of sanity.

This Slate article, however, disproves their theory. There are more appropriate Ladies who deserve the title. My craziness has nothing to do with my cat collection. It's got everything to do with attending Catholic school for too long .

Now this is definitely a problem.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Broken Social Scene Gets Broken Ribs via NYC Cops

Dave Newfeld got the shit kicked out of him by a gang of NYC Officers of the Law after buying $20 worth of weed in Washington Square Park, for chrissakes. And now they are a-suin' the city. Good luck and godspeed, boys. And get a life, pigs.

Monday, July 18, 2005

WTF: One Day Whirlwind Tour of Grease-adelphia

According to The Food Network...

11. Visit WaWa for a stuffed pretzel melt and a pack of Newports.
12. Take a tour of PennDOT.
13. Visit a state run liquor store.

I don't see anything about duck tours: WTF!?

Bulletin: The Apocalypse has Officially Started...in France, of course.

Those catholicboozersnaileatingyellowbellied Frogs are rightfully getting hit first, according to this Moonie article I found via Drudge, always the benchmark of feyer and baLaNCeD reporting. Alas, no need for Matt to tinker with the title this time. My chips are on Boston for His Next Round of Wrath. Developing....

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

"...for Bush to get rid of Rove, would be like Charlie McCarthy firing Edgar Bergen."

- Marshall Wittmann

Friday'sCat on Sunday

Maggie-GATO! on the move...

Friday, July 15, 2005

It's Cat Pic Friday!!!


Trolling Craigslist with Some Serious Antibiotics

PAPERstreet is a Philadelphia based event marketing and 22nd Century Creative agency. We do things that people like. A lot.
We're looking for an amazing person that will be able to charm the pants off of really important people that have lots of money. Interntaional travel is required. You might even have to "take one for the team"... if you catch our drift. Things have a tendency to get weird over here.

Must look amazing in a short skirt or, if you happen to be a guy, must have lots of friends that look amzaing in short skirts.

Please no resumes. Instead send us a haiku (standard format) about why you should be part of the team.
No fatties.

As much as I hate to say it, this seems like a poor man's Philebrity. At least they can spell. And are willing to consider haikus in alternative formats.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I like Cylons Way Better Than Rick "Jerk" Santorum.

Wingnut Frist-ian blames latte liberalism for priest pedophilia. Unfuckingbelievable. No, totally fucking believable.

Humanity's Children are Returning Home. Friday.

Can't you just feel the excitement in the thick summer air? With Battlestar Galactica Season 2 coming back to Earth at the end of the week, I can't keep my knickers untwisted. I'm all a-flutter. I'm jacked up, pumped, psyched... It's finally here... Let's see how some of our BSG brethren have been spending their time to the lead-up:

I confess, I fall into the theorist category. Watching the 1st season- been there. Friends and family- they weren't there for me during Season 1 so fuck 'em. Spoilers- for pussies with ADD. Reading/writing fanfic- priceless, but not one of my god-given gifts.

Maybe Richard Hatch can stop making those embarassing phone calls now.

Unbelievers: Rent the mini series Now. You've got a couple of days to catch up.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Hey... you know how I said that stuff on TV didn't bother me none?

Scotty, Scotty, Scotty. ...This will make you long for the Glorious Days of Ari. At least he had a little fire in the belly, could make the good fight. Note: At first it's just the typical tedious Scott-ish slog, but wait it out. It gets a little spicy.

Arsenic and Old Lace Collars

Apparently both Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Cohen have offered their support for Judge Judy's nomination to SCOTUS to replace O'Connor. We here at DoI think that's pretty fucking refreshing.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Pass the Turkey Please.

Only the Beeb bothers to report on a bombing in Turkey today. Is it Europe? Is it Asia? Ehhhh...

Friday, July 08, 2005

Cute but Evil Cat

R. I. P.
Andy the Cat
1992 - 2004

Friday Is Cute Cat Pic Day

This picture was taken shortly after Sophie was picked up for possession of and intent to distribute crack on Delaware Avenue. Her pants have yet to be found.

I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me.

Fox News's Managing Bitch Brit Hume reminds us what's really important in life.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Today We Are All British

Great Moments in Punditry as Written by Children.

Fresh from The Beeb...

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Reid Says Gonzales Qualified for SCOTUS: WTF?

What is this- some sort of wacky reverse psych-out? He's about as qualified as that personal injury lawyer guy who has an 888 number and will get You the Justice You Deserve. You bet he will. And he'll have some fun doing it.

Meanwhile, Get Yourself a Woody...and then RUN LIKE HELL.

Here's an excerpt from an article on cnn.com about how Steve Jobs called the father of the Brooklyn boy who was killed last week for not giving up his ipod. Just as you're feeling that warm and fuzzy good karma Ben&Jerry's-ness, CNN closes with the bottom link:

Apart from the iPod, the boys who attacked stole tennis shoes and a cell phone, the report said, citing police statements.

The Times said that a spokesman for Jobs declined to comment on the phone call, which reportedly took place Tuesday.

"We live in a world which is changing rapidly," Rose told the newspaper.

"We have the technology that can give us the iPod and everything else, but it's not all these things. We have to work on the minds and the hearts."

He was also quoted as saying: "We're failing these kids. We're not loving them the way we're supposed to."

Meanwhile, the iPod is so popular that one craftsman is making them out of wood Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

America! Fuck Yeah!!!

It looks like someone had their own crapfest in our building over the weekend. The genteel young men (read: steakheads) who live in #408 decided to invite 30 of their gentlemen friends over for a quiet weekend to celebrate Toby Keith's Great Nation by punching holes in the walls of the hallway. Now every lanky yankee with a baseball hat and a t-shirt from a bar is suspect. The saddest part is that they decided to hide the punch marks by making the holes larger -- obviously to cover up the DNA. However, notice the knuckle blood to the right of the large hole...

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Somethin' Nice.

I think it's only fair to offer an alternative to those in grave despair over this whole Ice Debacle. So go buy this album. NOW. At least you'll enjoy your depression.

Inside Out Oreo? (It might take a minute...)

I got this lovely invitation this morning and my original title for this post was "Post Mortem Crapfest '05: Have a Vanilla Chaser" but then I realized that The Iceman Hath Already Cometh. Pre Crapfest. And now all we are left with is this. Disappointing.

Take a break from the slot machines and check out the hottest music acts hitting Atlantic City this holiday weekend. Early-nineties sensation Vanilla Ice is back and performing in a free concert with the Sugar Hill Gang at the Trump Marina Deck (Huron Avenue and Brigantine Blvd. 800.284.8786) on July 1. DJ Tiesto brings down the house at Mixx, The Borgata ($50, One Borgata Way, 800.736.1420) on July 3. And the Black Eyed Peas appear with special guest Talib Kweli and Fatty Koo on July 4 at the new House of Blues ($78 - $128, 801 Boardwalk Way, 609.236.BLUE).