Fun with Hate Radio

There are some good transcripts from some of the radio shows.

A fun and easy way to get your message out to thousands, even millions of people, is through the medium of talk radio. Although firmly in the trenches of the right, it’s still possible to get a liberal point of view onto the airwaves by following these easy steps:

1) When the screener asks you what you want to talk about, be sure and tell them something relatively innocuous but tangentially relatable to the point you want to make.

2) If possible, use a slightly southern or hick accent – they’re more likely to put you on and the AM audience is more likely to relate to you.

3) Don’t go straight to your main point – get there incrementally. Remember there’s a seven-second delay and they’ll cut you off if you go too far or get there too fast.

(Thanks PVC)

The Nitpicker’s Guide to the Lord of the Rings

Picky picky.

The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al. Take note, I’m not paying attention to omissions on Jackson’s part (i.e. the obvious: Bombadil, the Barrowdowns, etc.; nor the less obvious, how the party ended up with Bill the pony or the arrows bouncing off Frodo’s mithril shirt as the party flees the Terror at the Bridge of Khazad-dum).

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