Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MySpace Fever

The 2008 presidential candidates are busy getting down with the Internets. A disturbing number of them have MySpace pages where you can learn a lot of information that is undoubtably uninteresting to you. For example, did you know that John McCain is only 5'7"? I tower over him (5'10"). And one of his closest MySpace friends is "jedi pimp?" More impressive than John Kerry's friends, the coolest of whom seem to be Gwen Ifill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Just Say No

Everyone has a chance to be redeemed. Alcee Hastings was given a chance to be something special when he was appointed a federal judge. He wasted that opportunity by being, well, opportunistic. Reckless. Surrounding himself by the wrong people and circumstances. He had a choice, and chose poorle.

He started rebuilding his life, and has done some good things with his second chance. But, that doesn't mean he is entitled to everything. Noam Chomsky is problematic in many ways, but said one thing that resonates with me: the rightness or wrongess of an act is defined by its identifiable consequences, not intention. And, you have to deal with the consequences of a knowing act. He deserves some things, but not every thing. That's just how it is. He can do good some ways, but not every way.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

This Little Piggy Hurts

Through a series of almost inexplicable mishaps, I managed to impale one of my toes with a toothpick. My teeth are clean, but my toe hurts. Sorry, Michael Richard, I didn't mean to interrupt you. What the fuck were you saying?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fanning The Flames

The best London Broils I've prepared involve the meat actually catching on fire. I guess that makes them flame broiled. I am not so sure about Nancy Pelosi.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Out Man

Saw Scooter Libby at the Cosi at 6th and Indiana Ave at 7:30 this morning. He’s shorter and messier than me.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Math Finally Worked, Milty

Milton Friedman is dead. At 94. He is 94 and dead. It is the first time he did something that actually added up.