March 23rd, 2008

etc // evil genius

meme of insanity.

Last seen with greenconverses: Find the opening sequence for one of your favorite old TV shows and post it to your LJ. Bonus points for datedness or obscurity. Play as many times as you like.

The quality of the video here is awful, but as I thought this was the coolest show ever:

Alex was hot.

Holy crap is this the first episode???

LOL at the million year old computer.

Number two... and you know, I can't remember exactly why they were trying to find her.

I guess it's just that she was a brazen bitch in a red trenchcoat who went around stealing stuff.

I have to admit, the special effects and the set-up for the plot were pretty ahead of their time.

And just to really embarrass myself:

Tommy/Kim was hot. yall. Well, mostly it was Tommy who was hot. (Also, Billy = Daniel, right?)
usa // love american style

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Have you been hearing folks on the news discussing the "super delegates" in play in the Democrat primaries? I knew the basics, but this article - by a Berkeley professor, no doubt! - was a very interesting read about how the DNC is actually set up to pick a candidate, with a helping of historical perspective.

Until recent weeks, one of the least understood aspects of the Democrats' primary contest was the role of superdelegates. These are Democratic Party insiders, members of Congress, and other officials who can cast ballots at the party's national convention this summer.

But now these unelected delegates are coming in for a close inspection, because neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama can win their party's nomination without superdelegate support. The big Pennsylvania primary on April 22, for example, has only 158 delegates at stake (each of them will be pledged to support one of the candidates). By comparison, there are a total of 795 superdelegates, none of whom are required to honor the will of the voters of their state at the party's convention.

Sound undemocratic? It is. That the 2008 Democratic nominee for president will be chosen by individuals no one voted for in the primaries flew for too long under the commentariat's radar. This from the party that litigated to "make every vote count" in the 2000 Florida recount, reviled the institution of the Electoral College for letting the loser of the national popular election win the presidency, and has called the Bush administration illegitimate ever since.

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