Saturday, June 30, 2007


I ran into a problem with my computer. It looks like a Windows problem, so my computer's back under repair. Please forgive the hiatus. I'll be blogging up a storm once it's back.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Thought

The reaction to Salman Rushdie's recent honor (British knighthood) shows how sick his opponents are. They believe neither in freedom nor in a good God. They are--ironically--idolatrists, in their worship of Mohammad. Listening to them, one can hardly fathom that Allah is actually their god.

I am quite annoyed by supposed religious types who use God as an excuse to speak and act in ghastly manners. Those who would execute the fatwah on Rushdie are no better than klansmen.


It's one thing to think that Salmon Rusdie is a heretic, even an infadel. It's another thing to proclaim upon him a death sentence because he dared to write a novel. It's still another thing to threaten the British people with violence because they recently knighted him.

The reaction to Rushdie's knighthood shows how sick his opponents are. They believe neither in freedom nor in a good God. They are--ironically--idolitrists, in their worship of Mohammad.

Harry Potter and Meat

If you haven't yet read them, then do read the Harry Potter novels. They are quite good. The first two novels are typical(but quality) teenage literature. However, the subsequent ones are much deeper, darker, and satisfying--but only if you start from the beginning.

In light of this, I must confess that I would not be a well behaved wizard.

I read up to The Goblet of Fire with Natalie, and then turned it over to her, but she's so painfully slow in her progress--probably because she just turned seven--that I could not wait and read ahead. I'm now nearly finished with The Order of the Phoenix--the best one yet.

I simply couldn't wait for her, not since the final installment is nearly due--and I want to read it myself before I hear about it.

Like I said, I would not have been a well behaved wizard. Ever since I started The Goblet of Fire, I keep wishing for Harry to use Avada Kedavra on several characters (e.g. Umbridge, Snape, Fudge, both Malfoys, the Crabbes, the Goyles, and (of course) Wormtail and Voldemort).

While I am pretty much against the use of violence, there are times when, I dare say, people need killing (or at least hurting)--see my previous comments on Hugo Chavez and Keanu Reeves.

So much for me being a pacifist.

I'm like a vegetarian who craves beef.

MMM--beef. It's what's for dinner.

Hell yes, it is!

And Pork's not just the other white meat. It is the white meat. Chicken is for peasants, though it's quite good when cooked on a grill.

Ron Paul

I am so close to ending my non-support to the system that it sickens me.

Ron Paul for President!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Paris Hilton and Undigested Corn

Am I the only one who doesn't give a rip about Paris Hilton? Seriously, I don't think that she is news. If she'd gone to jail for, say, shooting someone (preferably another no-talent pseudo-celebrity), then that might be considered news.

Presently, the "news" about Paris Hilton fits into the same category as the "news" that I ate a lot of corn the other day, and it came out undigested. Hell, at least this latter story is one to which you can probably relate.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Me

Don't expect any rants for at least a few days. Right now, I'm just content with my life. The rest of the world can go to Hell, and all I'll note is how wonderful my three children are.

How uncharacteristic is this post of me? Here's a fix: Hugo Chavez is a liar, an a-hole, a power-hungry demagogue, and the most dangerous man in the hemisphere. I hope that he dies soon and painfully.

Now that's more like it!

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Crossen Team

Here's the intro to a pilot that no network will pick up.

Friday, June 15, 2007

My Kid v. Lebron James's Kid

LeBron James's new son was only 21 inches long at birth. Ha!

My new boy was 21.5 inches!

I can't wait until Robbie Crossen dunks over Bryce James.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My Three Kids

Here's a picture taken today of the three wee-ones. Mark turned four last Sunday, and Natalie turns seven this Sunday. Robbie, of course, turned 0 last Friday.


Baby Robert (a.k.a Robby, Robbie, Captain Diaper Rash), weighing in at seven pounds, nine ounces, and measuring a full 21.5 inches long arrived on Friday at 1302 hours. Stay tuned for more pics and such.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Jake Shimabukuro

Murdock is right. Watching Jake really is proof that I suck at the ukulele.

What the hell, I'm still better than all of you (both of you, that is) who read this blog!

Ender's Game

I recently read Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. This was the first book in quite some time that I completely devoured.

I've asked several peers if they've read it, and those who have agree that it is one of the best Sci-Fi novels ever written. I am pretty sure that when the end of the year comes, it will be Ender's Game that receives my nod for my best reading of the year.

Rumor has it that Wolfgang Peterson has signed on to create the film version. While I'm excited to see the film (supposedly to be released in 2008), I cannot help but lament in advance that even the most skilled director won't get it right.

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