Thursday, April 26, 2007


This was a letter I wrote to a local weekly that got printed on the first page the other day (usually they print their letters on the 3rd or 4th page), so I was stoked. It was in response to this guy who was agreeing with Native Hawaiian rights activists, and Tony Bennett of all people, who said "America has not contributed anything culturally to the world outside of jazz," and basically only aid in death and destruction. So it goes.

No Culture? Says Who?

This is in response to the letter entitled "Americans have no culture" (4/4).

Since I don't think its humanly possibly to be close-minded enough to completely ignore the positive impact of America on the world (especially when you are living in America), I would postulate that the people who run around saying "America has no culture" must do so for ulterior motivations, since downplaying the positive contributions America has made to the world seems to better fit their world view that America is good-for-nothing and can only do wrong.

Yes, America has made some grave mistakes, and it is unfortunate that because of you-know-who on Pennsylvania Ave. our international popularity has sunken to perhaps a new found low, but our wrongdoings as a nation do not somehow magically void out our great sense of culture as accomplishment as a people, contrary to the intentions of the whiney naysayers.

So what is American culture you ask? Besides democracy, electricity, the automobile, bluegrass, jazz, coutry, rap, grunge music, hamburgers, hotdogs, SPAM, baseball, basketball, football, The Godfather and a thousand other great movies, the sitcom, the Internet, the Xbox 360, the artificial heart and liver, the sequencing of the human genome, the exploration of space and the moon, and the creation of the United Nations, American culture can be found wherever Americans breathe, eat and sleep.

Cyrus McNally

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

No, don't do it!

Docs fight to save man's willy

My worst fear ever is that I might someday accidentally do that..

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Modest Mouse

The lead singer sounds remarkably like Brak. It's uncanny.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My top 50 movies

This was sweet, I had to put it somewhere. Not necessarily in any order.

Monday, April 09, 2007

100th Post: Bring Your Work to Blog Day

Add the following ICD9s to all relevant Contract Terms containing CPT 82977:


1. Contract

Active Contracts

65CP Contracting Physician

/ Gamma Glutamyl Transferase 10/1/03


Long Description:

Added ICD9s 277.30, 277.31, 277.39, Effective 10/1/06
Reference: Med B Issue 232 Lab NCD


Add ICD9 Codes:


Report of 82977 billed under contract term 65CP Contracting Emergency Medicine since 1/2002 returned 0 instances.

Above is a sample of the tedium of the minutae I grill up fresh on a daily basis. They are configuration "build" instructions to incorporate medicare updates to software so that claims be paid smoothe y'all.

The actual impact of my actions whilst at work on the outside world is so unobservably minimal that it feels as if I exist here solely as a testament to my own obsequiescence.

Really I shouldn't complain cause at least I can screw around on the good 'ol 'net all day, and if I work too fast I'll screw up the delicate balance of communism, beaurocracy and laziness that dominates the average cubicle-dweller's mentality.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

IRS is teh phagxorz.

The drudgery of preparing tax returns makes me want to shit on everything I see, and owing a fagload of money doesn't make me feel much better.

On the upside, I got my settlement check from the Activision lawsuit, which ended up being for TWO LARGE! Of course, I'll have to pay taxes on that next year.


Now I'm going to have some Wheaties and watch Battlestar Galactica.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Chinese Nuclear Subs Surface Off Waikiki Shores

(Al Reuters)

The U.S. Navy confirmed reports of three Chinese nuclear class submarines surfacing just hundreds of yards off the sandy shores of Waikiki yesterday evening. Admiral 1st cl. Charles McNugget calmed fears that an invasion was imminent with words from the following press release:

"Dear concerned citizens of Oahu and America alike, the commander of the Chinese sub has insisted he and his crew come armed solely with the intentions of watching the Pro Bowl, and to demonstrate their reasonability accepted nose bleed seats in exchange for not annihilating us all. At the instructions of the President we've ordered the Chinese turn into custody all terrorists and Mexicans before the crew come ashore."

Local residents are still skeptical despite the federal assurances and are approaching the situation with caution. "I knew this day would come," said Seamus Giggins of the Irish immigrant district McCully. "I'll be at the Pro Bowl too lads, so don't forget to look up from your dim fuckin' sum."

(aw man, it already says April 02 on the blog world, damn you future people!!)