Monday, June 25, 2007

HAL9000 versus animated vegetables

I know that voice!


I dreamed last night that I had a personal consultation with Ram Dass. He seemed to understand and empathize with everything I was saying, about the confusion with right livelihood and the frustration with not being able to find a religious community I could tolerate.

Then, he finally offerred his advice. Ram Dass suggested I apply for a software sales position with Sun Microsystems. Then I woke up.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hasn't the Times Done Enough Damage?

The New York Times apparently has it in for the only reasonable candidate for President. These are the fine folks who brought you the special "Saddam's WMD", as you may recall. Thanks again, guys.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Introduction to Swing

All this talk about retiring the Kellogg's mascots reminds me of this amazing performance

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Odd Thing About Texas

Despite all the damage that man has done to the world, and incidentally to the reputation of Texas and its politics, in some ways Texas is still a healthier democracy than I am used to seeing elsewhere in the US and Canada. Consider this from the Waco Tribune-Herald (June 4), a quote from state rep Jim Dunnam, D-Waco:

Craziest moment [of the legislative session]: Sen. Robert Deuell R-Greenville and I starting a band this session called the Bad Precedents. We ended up having about 30 members of the legislature sit in with us in various performances.

Of course this doesn't necessarily make for good policy,but it shows a shred of sanity you don't much see elsewhere.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Paris Hilton for President!

Here's why. Some of the best writing I've read in a while, in defense of the proposition that Paris Hilton should be elected president.

Friday, June 08, 2007