Blog or Not?

A statistically improbable polymath's views on politics and culture.

Friday, February 28, 2003
So if you're visiting, please click on the Blog Hot or Not link... thank you.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Let me try adding comments... this had better work.


Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Glenn Reynolds got "Good". I got this:

What the *&$!

Man, MUNUC had elections tonight and they were soooooooooo long. (Please excuse the lapse into teen lingo.)

If ever I start a humor newspaper here...

Milton Friedman Gets Free Lunch

Ryerson Astronomy Society Holds Séance To Contact Carl Sagan

Monday, February 24, 2003
From the New York Times's Style Section, a list of twenty things you can do to "add color to your life". At first I thought they were just the usual rich-girl-without-sense-of-reality suggestions when I saw this and stopped dead in my tracks:

10. Stop oohing over Richard Meier's white boxes and start aahing over Ricardo Legorreta's brilliantly colored constructions.

I live in a Legorreta "brilliantly colored construction". It's orange, pink, and purple. You wanna see? As a critic pointed out, "It's Chicago... but the wrong Chicago."
Don't the couple in front of the Barbie Dream Dorm look exactly like Barbie and Ken? And don't be fooled by the sandstone color of the brick in the rendering. It's orange.

Now for something completely different...

Note to Tennessee legislators: You abolish sales taxes*, I'll support a flat-rate income tax**. Yes, that's right, a liberal has come out for the flat tax. Okay?

*Except maybe for alcohol, tobacco, or gasoline... but then, some economists theorize that a better way to discourage smoking would be to force people to buy a "smoker's license"

**For the state. I'm not talking federal here.

Inspired by an IM chat a few days ago, I'm gonna set myself up for a roasting by the blogosphere with this suggestion:

Get the British to assassinate Saddam

Tell me why it won't work. Please. I'm an inexperienced kid here; I need your wisdom.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Check out this NYTimes article here... Didn't I read something where Iranian men were cross-dressing to be with their girlfriends a few months ago? I think we have the birth of a meme.

Sunday, February 09, 2003
It's The Hunt for Red October, the post-Cold War version. Click here (Thank you, Dave Barry.)

And we still have the embargo because...?

Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Sorry about the delay; school, work, etc. are conspiring against the blog. But anyways...

Maybe I should write a guide to leftists looking to actually, you know, not alienate the rest of America. I see some of these people and start beating my head against a wall.

On Lileks today Lileks is ranting about the Green Party response to the SotU... and I agree that the response is... how do I say... okay. The response feels like it was written by a freshman activist at a second-tier state university. Remember the West Wing episode "The Fall's Gonna Kill You" where Sam attacks a speech written by congressional Democratic staffers: "This sounds like it was written by a high school girl". That's what I'm feeling.

However, Lileks misses something when he 'defends' our support of Saddam during the '80's: We were the ones who gave Saddam the nerve gas that killed the Kurds. I've heard reports that the unedited version of Iraq's declaration of all their weapons listed companies that manufactured the nerve gases that were used--but most of the Security Council won't get to see this version. (Gee, I wonder if some of these companies were American.) There's a difference between giving the Soviets trucks and giving Saddam Sarin gas.