AKA Abraham Bacoln

November 14, 2008, 4:09 pm
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Today I asked a professor a work question and instead of answering he looked at me and said, “You grow a beard like I change shirts.”

In the interest of not being a total jerk
November 13, 2008, 12:05 am
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I know that I have made fun of Sarah Palin (not here on this blog but certainly in real life) for the whole “not knowing that Africa was a continent not a country” thing. So as the title says, in the interest of not being a total jerk I’d like to point out a New York Times article that states the whole thing was a hoax made up by a phony expert.

And now I’d like to quote MeFi user chronkite who sums it up better than I could [1]:

“And, it’s just too believable..when I originally read the Africa thing I thought, “Well, that’s just someone stretching the truth, then it gets distorted a little more in the game of media telephone…”, but the CORE of it doesn’t sound a bit more stupid than any of the things I’ve heard her ACTUALLY SAY.

It’s a weird kind of lie…kind of like someone pointing at a random guy and calling him a child molester..no matter whether it’s true or not, you start picturing it BEING true, and it tarnishes the guy.

Sarah Palin needed to be the kind of candidate that no one would ever believe this about, in order to be immune to it.

She wasn’t.”

Keeping it going
November 6, 2008, 9:05 pm
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I knew I loved Ze Frank before (because he has a crazy brain inside his head) but in my opinion this is the best thing he’s ever done:

From 52 to 48 with love

because by God that’s exactly the sentiment we need.

Panglossian mentality
November 5, 2008, 12:43 pm
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So let me just share with you, gentle and dear readers, those things that are right and good in my life.

– I am in my last semester of college.
– This last semester of college is only 12 hours and therefore I feel like I have it easy.
– I have a new job lined up in New Orleans immediately upon graduation doing fun and exciting things in the world of wine.
– My townhouse went up for sale and I got an offer within two weeks, and I’m now under contract to sell. Barring anything disastrous happening I can more or less consider it a done deal.
– I have an awesome girlfriend.
– It’s fall and the leaves and the air and the sun are all conspiring to make me feel fantastic every single day.
– Last but certainly not least my beloved country came to its senses and took a step away from the administration of the last eight years and for that I could not be more grateful.

And now let me just share with you, gentle and dear readers, those things that are wrong and bad in my life.

– Nothing.

Reading IV
November 3, 2008, 12:20 am
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From The Crossing:

He looked up. His pale hair looked white. He looked fourteen going on some age that never was. He looked as if he’d been sitting there and God had made the trees and rocks around him. He looked like his own reincarnation and then his own again. Above all else he looked to be filled with a terrible sadness. As if he harbored news of some horrendous loss that no one else had heard of yet. Some vast tragedy not of fact or incident or event but of the way the world was.