March 28th, 2008

Dare to be slightly different

Borrowed from my hull-attached old friend stormlorde

1. Tag 8 people?( Now it's a question!)


2. What is your most guilty pleasure?

Eating fatty foods.

3. Have you ever seen someone die?

Officially, yes, to avoid a needless police investigation due to nobody observing the death. Actually I was out of the room for a few minutes to make a phone call and when I came back it was over, my mom had stopped breathing. She had been in a coma for about a day.

Probably I should have told one my brothers to go keep watch, but I was not mature enough to ask someone for help. I mean immature like the guy who is lost and won’t ask for directions.

4. Are you confused as to what lies ahead of you?

I am uncertain. That is not the same as confused.

5. What was the last book you read for pleasure, and would you recommend it?

The Living Alphabet by Warren Chappell. It wasn’t that great.

6. Name a personal hero.

My dad.

7. Would you ever choose to pack up your life for the promise of paradise elsewhere?


8. If a person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?

Nothing disruptive.

9. Is there anything that made you unhappy recently?

Hillary Clinton.

10. What do you want most in life?

I want to make a significant contribution to the maturation of humanity.

11. Which of the 7 Deadly Sins do you think relates to you the most & why?

There doesn’t seem to be an answer to that question that would seem to me uncontrived.

12. What advice would you give to someone who thinks their whole world is falling down around them?

If this is mood-dependent, I would advise to remember what you thought when in a good mood, and to work hard to keep that prognostication while in the bad mood, on the grounds that we prognosticate better while in a good mood.

Is that clear? :)

13. Who is [sic] currently the most important people to you?

Kristy and Leigh.

14. What is your drug of choice?


15. If you could keep any animal for a pet, what would you keep?

A sheepdog of some sort or maybe a Siberian Husky. I guess either way it is a dog that loves to run.

It would not be practical, however, due to my medical conditions and habits.

16. Which fictional character are you most like?

Lisa Simpson.

17. Would you give your all in a relationship?

Depends what that means.

18. Do you have a motto?

If necessary.

19. What type of friends do you like?

Humans and canines.

20. What is your favorite place?


21. Recommend three movies.

Chariots of Fire.
Hoop Dreams.
Foreign Correspondent.

New campaign theme music

In expression of the theme of my imaginary presidential campaign—to wit, ‘Why can’t somebody else do it?’—I am changing the theme from whatever it was most recently to ‘I’d love to change the world’ by Ten Years After.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Newsweek Web writer effectively wonders if Hillary has ‘Reagan’s Dementia’


Maybe Hillary has Alzheimer’s. Maybe she simply has a confabulated memory. I like the latter theory more than the first.

My currently favorite theory, however, is that she has Romneyosis, and that the story grew more embellished because she thought she was getting away with it. This stuff wasn’t movies she had made decades before, but exactly what she would have needed to pad her resume.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Lionel makes fool of self on air

So-called Lionel just claimed that the vice presidency of the United States is not, historically, a helpful post for eventually becoming president.

Never mind, just in my lifetime, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Legitimate Bush, and Legitimate Gore, only one of whom never won an actual presidential election thanks to having been vice president.

This error seems a great example of ‘orientation by intension’ (‘The vice presidency is a hole into which a person disappears, never to be seen again’ or some similar quip in the manner of a dictionary definition) as opposed to ‘orientation by extension’ (‘Let’s see, just in my lifetime, there were Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Legitimate Bush, and Gore, and there are other examples throughout American history’).
The Moody Jews: Days of Future Passover

Groups we are glad we never saw

Emerson, Lake & Robert Palmer
The Mamas and the Who
Tony Orlando and Cream
Tom Petty and the Sunshine Band
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of INXS
Roxy Plainchant
Jefferson Star Search
The Doobie Brothers
The Plastic Bothy Band
Sonny and Jewel
REO Clearwater Revival
Bachman Seeger Overdrive
Kenny Rogers and the Fifth Dimension
The Sex Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt and Johnny Rotten)
The Electric Light Orchestra
The Grateful Led
The Yard Byrds (actually we wouldn’t have minded seeing that)
The Rolling Spoonful
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Oates
Barry Manilow and Wings
Peter, Paul & Meat Loaf
Loverboyz II Men
The Beastie Boz
The Starland Procul Band
Earth, Wind & Frey
The B-52s