Monday, November 15, 2004

"Cracker" Culture.

"Until those damned Jesus bastards stole my little girl," interrupts her husband, barely containing his anger. Once a Freshman honors student in Lacanian Deconstruction Theory at NYU, their daughter is now better known as Lurleen McDaniel -- reigning Princess of the Tulsa Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Friday, November 12, 2004

"Smack who"

I'm pretty sure I don't agree with what Fred says here, but you gotta love how he says it:
When you have seen a thousand impassioned sheep waving witless placards at a political rally, you realize that facts don’t matter. Look and feel are everything. Bush and Kerry are both pampered ineffectual rich brats, one a drunk, the other a gigolo. Kerry comes from Massachusetts, though, and you just know he eats curious salads with strange names. By contrast, Bush has a certain ferret-like pugnacity to him and a low-wattage mind that people between the coasts are comfortable with. He isn’t going to use any of them high-falutin’ words, because he honestly doesn’t know them. He won’t confuse anyone.

People in Kansas aren’t stupid--not given the admittedly sorry baseline for humanity. They are intensely local, though, and use their minds for practical things. When it comes to foreign policy they are better on principle than detail. I keep reading that sixty-some percent of Republicans believe that Iraq did New York. (Given what Republicans generally think of New York, I’m not sure why they aren’t grateful.) They know that somebody did something bad to us, and they want to smack the bejesus out of someone for it. That’s principle. “Smack who” is a detail.

Mmmm..... Lemony!

Around about my birthday, Mike gave me copies of the first 9 Snicket books. I read the first one soon after, but couldn't seem to get started on the second. I finally finished the Reptile Room last week and started on the rest. At the moment, I'm up to the first chapter of Carnivorous Carnival. What I'm wondering is how many books are there supposed to be in the series. I can't really figure it out from the official site. I noticed that each alliterative title is a new letter:

The (B)ad (B)eginning
The (R)eptile (R)oom
The (W)ide (W)indow
The (M)iserable (M)ill
The (A)ustere (A)cadamy
The (E)rsatz (E)levator
The (V)ile (V)illage
The (H)ostile (H)ospital
The (C)arnivorous (C)arnival
The (S)lippery (S)lope
The (G)rim (G)rotto

So, does that mean there are going to be 26 books? Good luck with X!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Happy Belated Birthday...

...cause I'm a slow jackass and forgot to post yesterday. Happy birthday to Mike and Emily.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Arafat... supposedly at deaths door. His rocket train to Hell is standing by.

I'm giggling

This is... an oversimplification, but it's still pretty funny:

Pic from Matt Yglesias' Site.