Archive for December, 2006


Year End Review

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

It’s that time of year again. Time for my year end review, where I go back and pull out the best of what I came up with in the previous year.

Now I know that my blogging has been light as of late, but there’s still good stuff going on here at the samaBlog. But maybe I’ll make a New year’s resolution to blog a bit more here.

So, in rough chronological order:

So, there goes 2006. Unless I feel inspired to post one last thing before the new year is upon us (hint: I just might), we’ll see you all next year. Thanks for sticking with the samaBlog.


A Little Something To Remember

Friday, December 29th, 2006

On the eve of Saddam’s death…

His meeting with Rumsfeld.



Friday, December 29th, 2006

He’s about to be hanged. My take: this is step 1 in Bush’s “New Way Forward” or whatever his stupid slogan is. Point is to take some of the wind out of the sails of the Sunni insurgency. Apparently, there are rumors on the ground, hopes really, that Saddam will eventually come back to power. Killing him squelches that. Following up with martial law in Sunni neighborhoods backed up by a surge in troops will seal the deal.

I hope this is a sign that the Bush administration is going to start getting tough over there. But it’s probably not.


My Accent

Friday, December 29th, 2006
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Boston

You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don’t. Of course, that doesn’t mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.

The Midland
The West
North Central
The Northeast
The Inland North
The South
What American accent do you have?
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(via j-walk)


Amber Tozer

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

She’s an old friend and stand-up comedian. And she now has her own blog.

You can check out some of her routine here, but it might not be safe for work, so use headphones.

Watch more of Amber here.


Merry Christmas

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

I have nothing particularly important to say this Christmas. So instead, a few random bits of Christmas cheer:

  • Looking to celebrate Christmas like an Australian? How about an upside down Christmas tree?

  • Looking to tell someone else what to do for a change? Try Simon Sez Santa. He seems to be able to do damn near anything you tell him, including dance, jump, have sex, kill rudolf, burn the christmas tree and get drunk. Try it out.
  • Speaking of a drunk Santa, try playing the Sober Santa game. Keep him off the railroad tracks or else he gets electrocuted.
  • Of course, there’s the perinneal favorite, Ding Fries Are Done!
  • and last but not least, yours truly as a dancing elf.

Well, that’s it. Have a Merry Christmas. Hopefully, I’ll be back to blog again before the year is out.

Prior year’s Christmas entries:
2004 – oops, forgot Christmas that year


I’m Sorry

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Did Time Magazine just run a flattering photo essay on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Yep, they sure did.


You’re Gonna Miss Me Babe

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Am I mistaken, or is “You’re Gonna Miss Me Babe” by the 13th Floor Elevators playing as the background music for a Dell laptop commercial running on TV?

I’ll try to find the commercial online.



Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Pinochet has passed, and he stirred up an enormous amount of emotion on the left. I specifically remember as a kid, watching Saturday night Live news, and them predicting that after Marcos, Pinochet was sure to be the next dictator to hit teh skids.

Yet Pinochet was no Marcos. He was a dictator to be sure, but one who saved his country from Marxist poverty (ala Cuba) and while he killed people, the number of deaths were relatively small compared to similar revolutions elsewhere in the world, for causes we believe noble and just. And Pinochet eventually relinquished his power back to the people, leaving them a prosperous, capitalist democracy, really the only one in South America.

So I dug up this essay that encapsulates him better than I could do or have the time to do. If you’re interested in the topic, read more on Pinochet here.


Carnival Of The Capitalists # GaJillion

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Come one, come all to the who knows what number of the Carnival of the Capitalists. I am your host, Rob Sama, and for the 4th year in a row (God, have I been blogging THAT long?) I am hosting the Carnival in honor of my birthday, which is Thursday of this week. For those not in the know, you can submit to the carnival via this link here.

So on to the entries. In no particular order, (well, I put my entry first):