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Bullet Sunday 124

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Dave!Another Bullet Sunday. Another desperate scramble to get a blog entry written so I can attack another item on my to-do list...

• ACTA. To say that I am disappointed in the Obama Administration for their draconian secrecy surrounding the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" is an understatement. I am thoroughly disgusted. So much for "transparency in government." The potential for misuse of ACTA is truly frightening, and yet nobody seems to care. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Not that I'd expect anything better from a McCain Administration, but Obama is the one who made all those transparency promises.

• United Kingdom. Tomorrow I'll be making lanyards for the meet-ups in London and Edinburgh... so time is running out to get on the list! If you're going to be in London on Saturday, March 21st or Edinburgh on Tuesday, March 24th, please email Dave Spice ASAP! (my email address is in the sidebar)...

DAVETOON: Dave Spice

• Blogiversary. The economy woes are really wrecking havoc with the plans I've got going for my kick-ass Blogiversary VI Celebration coming this April. One company raised their prices substantially mid-way through development. Another company who was working on what would have been my most favorite prize item ever disappeared off the face of the earth this past week. I was concerned when emails and phone calls stopped being returned. I was worried when the phone was disconnected. But I was freaking out when I finally made contact with a neighboring business and was told that the offices had been abandoned. The deposit I made to start the project was relatively small, so losing my money isn't my major concern. No, coming up with something new to replace it is the thing that troubles me. It's crushing to have your dreams dashed by factors outside your control.

• Postcard. Ooh! My postcard from Lynne arrived! And it's got a cool Orang Utan on it...

Malaysia Postcard

• Bailed. Am I the only one who thinks that somebody needs to be shot in the balls every time I hear the word "bailout" and "executive bonuses" in the same sentence? Seriously... shotgun to the fucking testicles (or ovaries, for the XY-challenged).

   

And now it's time to get back to work for a few hours. My time until takeoff to the United Kingdom is rushing by...


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Comments

  1. so sorry to hear about that company just disappearing on you.
    love the post card!
    you are SO not the only one who wants to lose their shit over bailout and bonus in the same sentence. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  2. Sybil Law says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that somebody needs to be shot in the balls every time I hear the word “bailout” and “executive bonuses” in the same sentence? Seriously… shotgun to the fucking testicles (or ovaries, for the XY-challenged).
    ———–
    No. No, you are not. It drives me up a freaking wall!
    Are those red platform shoes up there?!

  3. serap says:

    Spice Dave is hot! I have some friends who used to be in a band called the Spice Daves (as all 5 of them were called Dave), so I’m still friends with a Scary Dave, Baby Dave and Sporty Dave!

  4. A Lewis says:

    Have a great trip, Dave! Doing the nonstop BA flight to LHR??

  5. Hilly says:

    LONG LIVE SPICE DAVE!

    I was just wondering about your Blogiversary yesterday, actually. That sucks that your plans have been thwarted by assjackets!

  6. Avitable says:

    I still have faith that his transparency will continue.

  7. Chris says:

    XY challenged, nice.

  8. claire says:

    Sucks about the company going under, but I just want to say, don’t stress yourself out trying to figure out a replacement on short notice. I appreciate that you’re a super busy guy, and I get much from your DaveToons without the lure of prizes.

  9. whall says:

    Question: are you annoyed that someone says “bailout” and “executive bonu”

    OW! YOU SHOT ME!

  10. DutchBitch says:

    Is THAT gonna be your outfit for Saturday? Shit! I’d better spice up mine!!!

  11. iddly says:

    How did the taste compare to the Baking Soda teeth-cleaning incident?

  12. Robin says:

    Heh – bailout and bonuses shouldn’t even be in the same sentence….

    Although I agree that politicians aren’t the most trustworthy people on earth, I am not ready to write-off Obama yet. It hasn’t even been two months….Come talk to me in two years and I will be better equipped to write him off. But two months in? That’s not fair.

    JMO….

  13. Dave2 says:

    ACTA is some scary, heinous shit. The fact that Obama’s team has “classified” the discussions as a “matter of national security” is just tragic. I have not written off Obama yet… but if this important treaty legislation gets shoved through with NO public involvement or scrutiny, what else can you do?

  14. XY challenged… hehehe!

  15. No you’re certainly not the only one who thinks bailout recipients should have a swift whack to the nads. Bastards.

  16. stef says:

    i’m so sorry that i won’t be able to make it to davedon or daveburgh. i’m still in the midst of job-hunting, and for as much as i’d like to be able to say “i can’t make the interview because i’m going to be in the UK for a dave2 meetup,” i’m thinking that that might not be the best thing to say to a potential employer.

    here’s hoping that both events are fun and safe. get some photos of kilts (preferably, men in kilts)! 😉

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