Monday, March 26, 2007

Please check back

i have taken an unannounced and rather lengthy hiatis from this blog. it's not that i have lost my love. i've had it twice in the last week (crunchwrap, enchirito, cheesy bean and rice, and gordita crunch, nachos). everything was very good, per usual. however, i have been too busy to check 4 times a day, much less write witty and informative posts.

i apologize. i will be back. do not lose hope.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Even Republicans Make Sense Sometimes...

(Warning: not Taco-Bell related post).

General Pace had some ridiculous, insulting, and harsh comments to share with the world on Monday when he explained his support of keeping the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in place. Everyone wants him to go to rehab now where prominent figures go if they don't like a certain "type" of person. Okay, I haven't heard that much but assume so. Why should Isiah Washington of Grey's Anatomy have to go to rehab for being a biggot if General Pace doesn't? Because US Weekly isn't interested in General Pace's life? Because General Pace's life doesn't affect the lives of everyday Americans as Washington's does? Perhaps, perhaps.

In any case, Pace received some heat for the public announcement of his personal feelings. I am sure liberal writers and bloggers have torn him apart--and rightly so. But I am really not interested in reading about what other liberals have to say about him. He's wrong for a myriad of reasons. He's an ass. I don't need to read hyper-intellectual analysis as to why. What is really frustrating (saddening, maddening, etc) about Pace's remarks is that they reflect what A LOT of people believe: homosexuality is immoral. no need to think about it any further. He's taking advantage of a superior and respected position to degrade millions of people because he can. The White House said he shouldn't have expressed personal opinions but of course it did not express a difference of opinion--because it has the same opinion (except for dear old cheney who loves his gay daughter which might be believeable if he were capable of love--or any tenderness of feeling).

So what might seem so far as a rant actually is about to take an uplifting turn. I read a very satisfying oped this morning in The Washington Post. It condoned Pace's approval of "don't ask, don't tell." What made this column satisfying was its penmanship by former Republican senator Alan K. Simpson. As a senator, Simpson voted for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 1993. He now supports overturning this policy. Yes, a Republican admitting he made a wrong decision. His explanation of his current opposition to the policy makes a lot of sense militarily but he also seems to have had an internal and respectable aboutface in his opinion of homosexuality: "Since 1993, I have had the rich satisfaction of knowing and working with many openly gay and lesbian Americans, and I have come to realize that "gay" is an artificial category when it comes to measuring a man or woman's on-the-job performance or commitment to shared goals. Its says little about the person."

Bravo, Senator Simpson.

(Okay so he also says a little about the Iraq war to indicate that we share a difference in opinion. Well, babysteps...)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Springtime for Oz

Nothing says "I am tired of winter" (i.e. "when can we open the windows again?") like this face, right?

It's 70 in d.c. and SUNNY and LIGHT.

enjoy it like the it's the weekend.

See!! It is New York!

New York has the rat problem, not Taco Bell.

Check out this place customers never suspected had a rat problem.

Tsk Tsk Tsk.

I imagine Taco Bell doesn't want to wage a negative campaign against the New York City. The Press would take them down, Bush would call them terrorists, Guillani would be swept into office in 2008. So I will wage this war for them.

I like New York but I like Taco Bell more.

Friday, March 09, 2007

A Fun Friday Comparison

so, Taco Bell has had it rough recently. there is no denying that. i wasn't even in the mood for it last night. so let's take a deep breath, forget its troubles, and look at a really hideous looking person ("person"?) and a BEAUTIFUL, charming, smart, funny person:

WOW, eh?

Some relief:

Michael Jackson: a really really bad Monday::George Clooney: a really really good Saturday
Have a good George Clooney and i will be in touch on Michael Jackson.


blogger isn't letting me post pictures.
Just imagine George Clooney or picture him in your head to wish yourself a happy weekend.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

An Update on Our Favorite Taco Bell Fanatic, Take 2

Well, folks, a lot has changed in 2007. We love to mock KFed--for his lack of talent, ridiuclous white rapper look, remarkable knack for making ladies fall for him and then knocking them up (each is remarkable in its own right, of course, but the combination is impressive).

But according to hard-hitting CNN, he is turning himself around now that Brit has officially gone off the deep end.

My favorite quote: "Were we as a nation, as a society to hard on Kevin Federline?" I am glad this question is alongside the other one our nation is asking itself "why did we allow his fool for a president to go to war and a second term?"
Runner-up: "Oh yes, his rap career. the less said about that, the better."

I would have known this information

Wikipedia is an extraordinary development in our age of the world wide web: the way it works is a little baffling and a lot unique. some of the information cannot be trusted but who knows what part of the description is false...if any.

I did find out last year that Jose Padillo, suspected terrorist, once worked for Taco Bell. I have mentioned this a few times previously on this blog. boring, old news, whateves. So imagine my surprise and delight to see that a few more names had been added to this "former employees" list on wikipedia's taco bell site:

José Padilla, alleged supporter of terrorism
Boyd Rice, noise music pioneer and Social Darwinist ("...when I was sixteen. Just long enough to cause enough trouble to get kicked out of there." Recounted in RE/Search No. 11: Pranks!.)
Krist Novoselic, Nirvana bassist.
Steve Smith, Wide Receiver for the Carolina Panthers NFL team.
Kevin Sellers, vocalist of hardcore punk band The Outsiders
John C. Dvorak, former TechTV personality and current This Week In Tech pundit, worked there while attending college.
Tyler Spencer, aka "Dick Valentine" from Electric Six.
Mike Kennerty, guitar player for the All-American Rejects
David Barbe, recording engineer/producer (Played in Sugar, and Meryland, Produced Drive By Truckers, Son Volt, many others)
Hulk Hogan, professional wrestler.
Jason Lee, former skateborder and currently starring in My Name Is Earl
Lindsay Lohan, actress.

i think this is entirely false but man, do i wish it were true. she was a child actress. no way did she decide to earn a little extra cash when she turned 16 at her local taco bell. i appreciate whatever contributor added this to the list, though. i am picturing him (because it is certainly a "him") going around to random wikipedia sites, adding lindsay lohan related facts (that are actually untruths).

The rest of people on this list are believable: certainly the musicians. hulk hogan is a possibly lie. let us not let this lindsay lohan fib lessen our trust in dear wikipedia. lie on!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Fraud, as predicted

Well, as expected, the man from St. Joseph's, Missouri who last week accused Taco Bell of slipping a razor blade into his cheesy potatoes has been forced to recant his story in light of its being entirely untrue.

if i were going to make up a story about finding something unclean and/or dangerous in my food, i would pick something that is actually found in a fast food kitchen. i've not worked at one but am guessing razor blades aren't instrumental in preparing bean burritoes or mexican pizzas. and certainly not cheesy potatoes. i don;t know what is both small enough to hide in food and sharp/unclean that is found in the kitchen. fingers are such have become cliche. drugs are passe. why would people with drugs waste them on customers they've never met? anyway, these are the things i would consider before trying to make a killing by suing a fast food joint.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Stop Picking on Taco Bell

in this news story, a man accuses taco bell of slipping a razor blade into his cheesy potatoes. this man's story is obviously untrue. and a razor blade? how cliche. he is taking advantage of taco bell's recent "falling of bad times" phrase. shame shame. take out your petty attempt to make some fast dough on some more worthy fast-food chain. and besides cheesy potatoes are the lamest (non-meat) item on the menu.