Archive for May, 2007

Amazing animation telling first person story in Iraq

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

According to the liveleak blurb, this is an “…animated sequence portraying a firefight through the eyes of U.S. Army Specialist Colby Buzzell.” Beyond the story, which is pretty compelling, the animation is absolutely stunning. Two-dimensional drawings are combined with brilliant three-dimensional direction utilizing dust and firebursts to make it come to life. There’s some strong […]

Old DN cartoonist does good

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Former DN cartoonist Jim Mehsling is in the news and it has nothing to do with football players or police! I saw in Saturday’s Journal Star that Mehsling has a Star Wars animation that’s a finalist in an competition. I never knew the guy, as he preceded me by several years at the DN, […]

Jesus would be proud

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

I hope the man upstairs is proud of his bigoted little followers who shot down LB475, which would grant homosexuals protected status from hiring discrimination. Sure, they’ll make up lies and play naive on the stand, but then talk about how they don’t want to encourage immoral behavior. The committee heard first-hand testimony about being […]

Power 106.9 is a really good station

Monday, May 21st, 2007

When 106.9 Bob FM switched to Power 106.9, Omaha got its first “big city” radio station. It’s more than just a hip-hop station – it is very intelligently programmed, and when you listen to the station, you feel like “This was programmed by someone who knows and loves the music and is making decisions accordingly,” […]

Why We’re In Iraq

Monday, May 14th, 2007

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The Liberal Media Keeps Striking!

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Hey you know CBS – that one network that EVERYONE can agree is SUPER LIBERAL because they used to have that Dan Rather guy and they have 60 Minutes? Well, at CBS, you can get fired as a ‘News consultant’ for speaking out against the surge because that violates their policy on “expressing a public […]

The amazing Morrissey concert

Friday, May 11th, 2007

This was probably the best concert I’ve ever been to, and so much better than when I saw him in London in ’97. I just think that’s so cool – seeing Morrissey in Omaha was way better than seeing him in London. I should be on an Omaha commercial. But that show 10 years ago […]

Thoughts from my favorite DN letter writer

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Gerry Harbison shares his thoughts on McCook Community College’s creationism course, which is offered as a science class. Nice.

Making us proud

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Two really unfortunate pieces of recent news, casting a negative light on the good people who are actually trying to make a difference. Study: Many U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Admit Abusing Civilians, Backing Torture In a survey of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq, less than half of Marines soldiers said they feel they should […]


Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Just woke up from my post-race nap. I ran the Lincoln half-marathon this morning. It was raining and windy for about the first half, which didn’t bother me too much, but I didn’t think about the rain on the ground. My shoes and socks got soaked, which led my feet to be sitting in water […]