Klaus Nomi for the win. All of them. Klaus Nomi pwns every musical argument.
The next two paragraphs are political.
Well, the argument over immigration reform started up right away. Unfortunately, it's already gone balls-up. Moderate and liberal GOP'ers are calling for passing an "amnesty" bill, -any- "amnesty" bill, just to get it off the table. A side argument is "whatever we support, it has to give immediate citizenship for every illegal immigrant currently in the U.S., and we -must- market it as an amnesty to non-whites, whether it is or not." I'm not opposed to the immediate citizenship, but without a legalization process and fixes to the immigration process itself, nothing would actually be repaired or improved. As for making sure non-white immigrants of any legal status are told this is an amnesty program; I think that's incredibly cynical, as well as misunderstanding what illegal and legal immigrants want, much less non-white populations in the U.S. in general. Unfortunately, the voices on the right, GOP-affiliated or not, are getting caught up in arguing against this bullshit rather than advocating for actual immigration reform and border security. Meanwhile, the only response from the Democrats is that immigration, is indeed, an issue.
Meanwhile, those that jumped up and started talking about Obama's -overwhelming- win...yeah, not so much. While it does look like Obama definitely won the electoral college, Romney may actually win the popular vote. Did you wonder why the news stopped talking about the numbers almost immediately? (Well, except to keep saying it was -huge- for Obama.) Obama lost 8-9 million votes from 2008. Romney received about 1.5 million less than John McCain, and those numbers are still changing. Obama lost votes from every demographic except under-30s. That makes me feel better. On top of all that, the vote fraud investigations are starting up. I love how the Democrats and media maintain a narrative that the Republican Party instigates massive programs of voter intimidation and vote fraud in every election, when every investigation that ever results in convictions is of Democrats. St. Lucie County is currently reporting 247,000 votes cast in a district of 175,000 registered voters. This is in a district heavily targeted by Democrats in order to oust incumbent Representative Allen West. The Democrats, who have spent the last twenty years insisting that every vote must be counted, re-counted, and when possible, changed to match a guessed-at intent in order to accurately express the will of the voters and DAMN the rules, are arguing that the deadline for recounts is past. How people keep voting Democrat on grounds of honesty and integrity is beyond me.
OK, politics is over.
Is "Gangnam Style" the joke that changed music forever?
Grand Theft Auto 5scheduled for next spring. The series will return to Southern California and feature a larger world than, allegedly, San Andreas and GTA 4 combined. You will also be able to pick one of three protagonists, although none are female (which is upsetting a few people). There will also -not- be a PC version at launch (which has upset a few more people).
I completely forgot to link Mark's Six Weeks of Halloween at Kaedrin this year. However, he found some good links this week, which I'll share below. And go back and read his Six Weeks of Halloween posts; they're always worth it!
Who would win a mass knife-fight among all 44 Presidents? I mostly agree with the conclusions, although I really have to call them on Lincoln. There is a huge Lincoln fad at the moment which seems to be boosting him to some kind of superhero status, which is probably to blame. And pairing him with Andrew Jackson would be a mistake; Lincoln would probably be the first President Jackson cut. Teddy Roosevelt would be much more likely to team up with Lincoln than his distant cousin, IMO.