Thursday, June 28, 2012

quote for the day

Spengler's Universal Law #20: "Democracy only gives people the kind of government they deserve."

David P. Goldman

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

quote for the day

"On the internet, you can be anything that you want.

It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."

via

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

a thought

So I had this idea the other day after reading about widespread cannibalism in parts of Europe during the 30 Years War:

You know how there's this zombie craze going on these days. Well, what if it's really a mass premonition of civil war working itself out in our cultural art? I mean, think about what a civil war would be like in this country should we have one. No neat North/South division for us this time. And our food is rarely locally grown, so an interruption in food supplies would be inevitable, as would shortages of pretty much everything else. We are no longer a locally supplied society.
So, now imagine a starving populace, war-torn and without most basic health-care stuffs. We'd be gaunt, and perhaps bloody. Many would have wounds or sores. And we'd be hungry. Once we'd run out of food, and local wildlife, and pets, where might at least some of us turn?

gnnnerrrr!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

saturday matinee



I may never get into another old car ever again.

Monday, June 04, 2012

monday public service announcement

You've probably heard about this: Nick Hanauer, who describes himself as a "super-rich" entrepreneur, gave a TED talk about taxing the rich. For some reason, TED deemed it too "controversial" for release. Naturally, once the Internet heard about this, then the video was lobbied for and released. Now you can watch it here, among other places.



It'd be nice if this caught on with the general public, but it's fighting an uphill battle to do so. Let's hope the message is heard during the next generation, possibly in whatever country the smartest of our children flee to.