The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Devyl passed on the fun, and I'm a sucker for these things, so you get whatever I can squeeze from my poor brain.

Step #1 - Link to the person who tagged you. My dear friend Devyl

Step #2 - Write Five Fun/Interesting Facts about yourself. This gives fellow bloggers (and your readership) a chance to actually get to know you better.

  1. I find anything unusual to be funny/awesome. This can cause awkward situations when I express how hilarious it is that some horrible thing happened.
  2. I want to understand just about everything. If something is true, I want to know why.
  3. I almost always see both (all) sides to any given issue. Even the side(s) I disagree with vehemently.
  4. Though I love playing poker, and play semi-regularly online, I have yet to play with actual cards and chips.
  5. I love analyzing media: movies, TV, music, whatever. I enjoy seeing shots put together well; realizing the hidden satire in a scene; hearing subtle harmonies. It makes me happy.
Step #3 - Tag Six Other People and link to their blogs. Then let them know you’ve tagged them by twittering them or leaving a comment on their blog.
  1. Kebo
  2. Wabbitt
  3. Kris
  4. Janice
  5. MathNerd
  6. Soo

Tag! You're it!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Not just awesome...Hawesome.

I just had to share this comic with you. While I read it, I moved from dread to horror to triumphant laughter. Just hawesome.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Johari..hari hari...

Devyl posted her Johari window...a clever device that graphically separates personality traits into four quadrants. It divides up in two ways: things that you know or don't know, and things that others know and don't know. Interesting, particularly when you have friends and family that can contribute, thereby teaching you something you may not have known about yourself. She also included a Nohari window, but I haven't gone there yet.

Here is mine. And, for those of you who know her, but don't visit her blog on a daily (like some stalkers out there), here is hers.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

For Shame

Never before have I been so ashamed to be from Florida. Not during the 2000 election debacle; not when confronted by the fact that FARK has given it its own tag; not ever.

Today, I hang my head and consider disavowing my home State. On the ballot this year, along with President, along with Congressmen, along with countless State and local officials, there was an amendment to the State Constitution to define marriage as being only between a man and a woman. To deny marriage rights to an entire section of people. I am ashamed because it passed. It more than passed. It won by a sizable margin. It won in every single precinct. Overwhelmingly, my fellow Floridians decided that if you love someone of the same gender, you don’t deserve the same rights as the rest of us. You are worth less as a citizen. You don’t get the same protection under the law, even if we have to change the highest law in the State to make it so.

There is a video on YouTube of a commercial for Proposition 8 (the CA version of the same amendment), where someone has replaced the words “same-sex” with “interracial” in the arguments for Prop 8. There is no rational way to listen to it and maintain that it is not base discrimination. Most of the arguments are even the same ones used in 1958 when Loving v. Virginia was being heard and talked about. In that judgment, the court wrote:

“Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”

How can we say that this could not have been written about homosexuals? How can we say that sexual orientation is not protectable? How can we as a people have come far enough to elect a president who is a product of just such a marriage, and yet deny marriage rights so analogous? It makes me weep. I weep for the present, but I hope for the future, for I have learned from the past.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Holy. Farking. Shist.

I should be posting pictures from Halloween night. There were some cool costumes to be had in Songtan.

However, Halloween just got bumped. It's just not cool enough to compare (and those of you who know me, know how much that means).

Read This!

I repeat (w/out the edit): Holy. Fucking. Shit.

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