May 17, 2007
May 14, 2007
Listen, i'm not saying i think people should have rushed him or anything like that. If i was unarmed, and i was a guy, i'm not sure i would have had the guts to rush him. Even if a couple of other guys went with me. In the spur of the moment, I can understand hesitating, who wants to be the one guy who gets shot so the others can jump him? Bravery like that doesn't exist in our culture anymore, as Professor Librescu demonstrated. What i am saying is that one guy with a gun could have stopped the whole thing. And every. body. fucking. knows. It. One guy. Because, think about it... If you're unarmed, it takes a hell of a lot of guts to jump a guy with two guns, but if you're sitting in that room, and you know you've got a gun in your pocket there is absolutely no way you're not going to use it. How could you live with yourself if 32 people die and you know you could have stopped it? You'd have to intervene. Whereas, unarmed people don't have that kind of motivation. They are more likely to wait for the Librescus of the world to save them.Guess who.
Update: Part 2 is here.
June 23, 2006
larrykinglive: tonight, a journey from private heartbreak to internet superstardom with annika. she shares memories and family secrets and more in an emotional hour next on LARRY KING LIVE
larrykinglive: hello annika!
annikagyrl: who are you?
larrykinglive: A great pleasure to welcome to LARRY KING LIVE, annika becker, of annika's journal, we'll get to your calls in a moment. but first annika, why blogging?
annikagyrl: what do you mean?
larrykinglive: did it surprise you how popular blogs have become?
annikagyrl: is that you Jason? cut it out.
larrykinglive: you were diagnosed as bi-polar schizophrenic with homicidal tendencies as a child. did that affect you growing up?
annikagyrl: wha? are you on something dude?
larrykinglive: do you enjoy blogging?
annikagyrl: umm yeah
larrykinglive: speaking of um yeah, he'll be our guest on LARRY KING LIVE tomorrow night. we're on with annika becker of annika's journal. Do you get many trolls?
annikagyrl: actually the people who comment at my site are mostly all nice... there was this one guy who..
larrykinglive: ...let's take some calls. pompano beach florida, hello
callerdude: hi annika, big fan here
larrykinglive: did you have a question for our guest?
annikagyrl: this is really weird. are you sure you're not some kind of bot?
callerdude: I just wanted to say that you're just great. Up until you i found you, I was reading margret cho's blog but you totally set me straight,
annikagyrl: oh that's good. i'm glad you stopped reading that awful blog
callerdude: oh no i read you both, i think youre both just great
larrykinglive: do you enjoy reading other people's blogs?
annikagyrl: yes, i try to whenever i can,
larrykinglive: barbra streisand has a blog
annikagyrl: does she, i didn't think she did
larrykinglive: marvelous voice don't you think
annikagyrl: well, i guess, she's not one of my favorites
larrykinglive: rosie o'donnell has a blog it's very funny
annikagyrl: it's horrible, she's a terrible writer
larrykinglive: have you ever thought about entering politics?
annikagyrl: actually when i was little, i wanted to be president
larrykinglive: the first lesbian president...
annikagyrl: im not a lesbian
larrykinglive: it says here you're a lesbian
larrykinglive: on your blog
annikagyrl: i think you must be looking at rosie's blog
larrykinglive: oh your right, i am. Austin texas, you're on with annika becker
callerchick: yes hello annika, i'm a bi-polar schizophrenic with homicidal tendencies too, i was wondering if you had any drug recommendations?
larrykinglive: any drug recommendations... annika?
annikagyrl: drug recommendations? but i am not a schizophrenic, i don't know why you said that, i think you're on drugs
larrykinglive: did you enjoy rehab?
annikagyrl: what the fucxx?
larrykinglive: many talented people suffer from mental disorders. Next week, Tom Cruise will be on the show. Let's get another call. Mapleside Maryland, hello...
confusedcaller: hello annika
confusedcaller: first i want to say i love you and i think you're great
annikagyrl: well thanks
confusedcaller: is there any chance you might try to qualify for another PGA event?
larrykinglive: another PGA in your future annika?
annikagyrl: i'm not that annika
larrykinglive: michelle wie can really hit the ball, are you two friends?
annikagyrl: i dont even play golf
larrykinglive: right now we go to west chenango, new york. hello
liberalcaller: i think you're a worthless no-talent whore and a shill, you're bad for america, and only an idiot cares what you say. i'm going to have a party the day you quit, which i hope is soon because i cant fucking stand you and you make me sick
annikagyrl: well, i don't know how to respond to that...
liberalcaller: actually i was talking to larry
larrykinglive: Next week Celine Dion! we have time for one more call. Rubidoux, California, hello
annikagyrl: i love the name of that town
larrykinglive: don't you? it's fun to say. rubidoux rubidoux rubidoux
rubycaller: hello annika?
larrykinglive: rubidoux ruby rubidoux
rubycaller: i was wondering annika, what's the deal with the pumpkin?
larrykinglive: that's all the time we have. Tomorrow night on LARRY KING WEEKEND, we'll talk with Bill Maher. Boy, can he tell a joke, right annika.
annikagyrl: not really
larrykinglive: Until then, arrivaderci.
June 22, 2005
And for the record, letting somebody think somebody they love is dead, when they're not, is quite cruel.In what was most likely a really bad idea, i decided to ask Casca to help me live-blog the Jennifer Wilbanks interview that aired last night with Kiki Kouric on NBC.
―Kill Bill, Vol. 2
But i'll be damned if i'm going to waste an hour of my life (and Casca's) live-blogging that shit and not post about the stupid thing.
You've probably already heard the main sound bite from the show. The bride took a bottle of pills on the bus with her, but decided "not to play God." Someone needs to tell John Mason that any girl who considered killing herself rather than marrying him, may not be "the one." Cut your losses dude.
Anyway, here's some excerpts from my IM critique with Casca: more...
February 23, 2005
Between Matt's and Tony's interviews and my own 100 things list, i don't think there's anything you don't know about me. Except for my current hair color, maybe.
February 20, 2005
Then go buy How To Blog.
February 05, 2005
Update: Reading through the interview, i noticed a contradiction between what i told Matt and what i said in my interview with Sarah about the first blog i ever read. As i recall now, the first blog i ever saw has to have been TranceJen, which i probably pulled up during a google search about electronic trance music. The first blog i ever linked to was, i think, Anne straight from the hip, which is still on my blogroll after all these months. Just my opinion, but both are among the best personal blogs you'll ever hope to find.
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