Thursday, April 24, 2003

Th' wife and I rented The Ring this past weekend. During the scene where a horse runs off a ferry I received confirmation of something I pretty much knew already: images of animals getting hurt (fictional/real) greatly upset me.
With that background in mind, this LA Times Story (found on Jim Romenesko's Obscure Store) did a good job of effectively sealing what had been a pretty crappy day. At least one person who reads this blog probably shouldn't hear this story in detail so I'll summarize:

A sanctuary for tigers.
Dead and starving animals.
Endangered children.
Bunch of arrests.

I hate people and the things we do. Especially when we start with good intentions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Today I really wanted to make an off the cuff reference to Harlan Ellison biting people and I just couldn't get it to work.

Sigh. The world will never know what it missed.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

"Reardon Metal"

In my opinion, this site is a load of Objectivist blah-blah-blah. And I feel somewhat petty today, so here's what's let's do, mmmkay? The next time you feel like calling something a "load of crap", call it a "load of Reardon metal" (the magical super alloy from Atlas Shrugged) instead. It's a small thing to do, tantamount to making snapping clam noises at Scientologists (apparently this freaks them out), but it could be fun.

Oh, and Happy Earth Day and all that.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Number three turned out to be Nina Simone, and now I kinda feel like a jerk. "My baby Just Cares for Me" is on the short list of songs that can bring a happy tear to my eye.
Cool and just a tetch misty this morning. Perfect. Late for work, but perfect. Seemingly infinite soft focus peace and quiet stretched over everything. Even a weaving 18 wheeler on I-94 barely fazed me.

Mornings like this remind me of why I must move my ass to Sausalito one of these days. *Sigh* That's a long ways from Michigan and my current career though.

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