Monday, February 25, 2008

Required reading Go Fug Yourself. Ah, Renee Zellwegger as a von Trapp son....


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Goat report, 2/24/08

Do you remember the days when implanted goat testicles were the rage?


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Passing Strange

A few times I've mentioned one of my favorite songwriters in music today, a fella who goes by Stew. He hasn't put out an album lately because he got sucked into a theatrical production based on his life that is now on Broadway, Passing Strange. After seeing a video of an open rehearsal I'm tempted to head to NYC just for the show but it looks like that'll have to wait until it tours or something.


Friday, February 08, 2008

Visiting the kitties

Had a gloomy weekend so we went to visit our local big cat shelter, the Cat House. Lots of nice cats there although some, like the ocelots, fishing cats and Pallas' cats were a bit shy and mostly stayed hidden. A few of the caged fellows were very interested in babygoat, eyeing her like she'd make a nice between-meal snack. Most remarkable was the baby North Chinese leopard, Junjie, who may be the last of her kind born in America for a long time. They were all beautiful animals, we hope to take babygoat there many more times.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sick or ignorant?

A few years ago I was stuck in a waiting room somewhere and began to read a commentary by George Will about the economy. I knew he was conservative but his column made a dopey remark about how great it was that 'more people are working while on vacation now than ever before'. It's great, you see, because it means more work's getting done and that's good for the economy. Forget about why people go on vacation or even what the word means, now they're not losing work hours, hooray!

I have regretted not saving that mind-boggler until recently, when a US Representative says she's proud people have to work two jobs and longer hours. Maybe she thinks idle hands are the devil's playthings; I wonder if she would be disappointed if her constituents became able to support themselves on one job. But it's not as bad as attacking people who are losing their homes or the spirit behind many conservatives' lucky ducky-style arguments (beautifully satirized by Ruben Bolling).

But it could just be ignorance; surely the President isn't the only one living inside a bubble.

(Bush's remark about not being able to buy his worms anymore reminds me of Reagan's brief obsession with not being able to go look at the magazines: see the last 5 quotes here).

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