October 7th, 2002


Legalized Blackmail...

This is why I'll always be anti-union.

A few weeks ago I volunteered for a really fun event held in Boston. EVERYONE who worked was a volunteer. Not a single person got paid. It was held in a non-union hall. It was something fun for the community.

About half way through the event, seven teamsters showed up. Four bought tickets and got in without identifying themselves. Three stayed outside and demanded to speak to the event organizer. They then proceeded to threaten to call in other teamsters to picket the event if they weren't paid off.

Last time I checked, that was illegal.

But the event coordinator paid them, since a huge line of teamsters outside an event would have killed it, even in the time it would have taken to get the unionized police to come in an get rid of them.

No one was breaking any union rules. NOTHING was being done wrong. But they're allowed to walk in and demand money because they're the teamsters.

Fuck them.

And we talk about our government becoming corrupt... what about everything else?
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Turtle power! Or not...

Which Famous Homosexual are you?

Not quite a Ninja Turtle, you're Leonardo da Vinci!

Renaissance artist, scientist, philosopher and all-round cleverclogs, you were felt to represent humanity and divinity from 1452 to 1519. Your famous works include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper - art that, together with your sketches and ideas, have seriously affected and enriched the society in which we live.

You were also arrested for sodomy at the age of 24, and as was common with the young men of Florence at that time, had many relationships with your friends. In the end, you were intimate with a prodigy called Salai for over two decades - despite the fact that he lied, cheated, stole and vandalised. Awww.