Monday, January 29, 2007

Despite my Loyal Viewing of "Crossing Jordan,"

I missed this moment. I might have been in the loo~~

Anyway, here goes the matter:

On NBC's Crossing Jordan last night, a new term was introduced into the American vernacular: ACS or Ann Coulter Syndrome.

"So how long have you suffered from ACS? Ann Coulter Syndrome; wherein the afflicted gain strength through the hatred of others."

Friday, January 26, 2007

Rhetorical Question of the Day . . .

Why can't folk act like adults (more?)

I will stop there, before I go on a rant about my gig.

I just want to relax this weekend and hopefully not think about how


Hmmm ok.

I have stopped.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Very Liberal Idea, from a Tyrant.

More, from "Rome."

Cicero goes battty at Julius Caesar's decision to elevate a Plebe to the Senate.

Caesar's reply to Cicero's fit?

"I want the Senate to be made up of the best men in Italy, not just the oldest richest men in Rome."

Granted, Caesar had a few other reasons for that decision.

He was trying to appeal to that lower body of the Roman Populi, the Plebes, in the first place; and he seemed to enjoy few things more than pissing off those very same rich and old Romans already in the Senate.

No wonder they killed him!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Roman Boy knows better, and is much wiser than so many

Alleged Experts and talkers of the modern age.

Yes, I will explain.

Since yesterday I have been watching DVDs of the HBO series "Rome."

Damned excellent stuff, I say!

Anyway, in the episode I am currently in the middle of, the Roman Boy (Octavian) is asked by his tutor- in-arms about a situation (read suspicion), involving the wife of the soldier-tutor's former commander.

The boy wisely opines:

"In absence of FACTS you must say NOTHING."

See what I mean? Very Very Smart boy, there.

So many people alive today (some making their living based on their alleged wits) need to learn and embrace that philosophy.

Anyway, I just had the urge to share that.

Now back to the show. Oh but befor that, let me say . . . damn, do I love Atia.

I do not trust her, but I love her as an example of a cunning, crafty, and conniving Roman Lady.

And she has not killled anyone yet.

No personally, at least!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm feeling BORED . . and neglected . . but more importantly . .

NOT very creative, so let's do some quotes.

Today's smarter person?

Immanuel Kant.

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

This is one of the reasons why I hate the hateful nasty Internet!

All nuance is LOST!

For example tonight the return of my FAVORITE TV Show; Crossing Jordan!!

(Mmmm . . . . . Jill Hennesey!!)

Anyway, enough about my attraction to the show's star. Now to the matter at issue;

Boston accents!

Now one of my (few) real friends who like myself, has degrees in Theatre says . . . (from like years ago when we first met) I have a High Boston Accent??

Ya, that is what I mean.

There is saying the word . . . . the name Jordan, with out regional inflection.

Then there is saying it, with the right elan.


I love me, my Jooourdaan!

Ok, I will stop there, as I am happy to have my fav TV show (network) back.


(Please TRY to) have a THOUGHTFUL MLK, Jr. Day. Here. Let me help you . . .

With Quotes! Meet your minimum requirement, by just reading the following.

The chain reaction of evil--wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

And if you want to earn extra credit, go here:

or even here:

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Preserve the language. Save our precious REALITY!

Ok, I am combining two of my favorite issues here, but they are clearly related. Well, any cognitive linguist (or at least fan of such) would agree with me the ideas are related.

Well, anyway, here goes.

When you see a fool, call them a fool.

Don't even laugh at them. Let them know they are a fool (not funny, just a fool.) Laughing at them only encourages them; they are such foolish people they have no idea of the distinction of people laughing WITH them as opposed to laughing AT them.

That is a large reason why they deserve to be called FOOLS!!

Same goes for clowns. I don't mean professionals employed as . . . Clowns. I respect a real true Clown. I am saying, that the kind of fool that should never be enouraged can and often is treated as, or called, a clown. But hey. If they ain't wearing greasepaint, and they ain't getting paid to practice the ancient and respected craft (I mean real Clown Craft), and particularly, don't really know the difference between making a joke and BEING a joke, treat them as a plain old fool.

Call any one who you suspect of bullshitting a bullshitter, and Call Them Out on it, particularly if they are people you might agree with on some things. This one is very important. If you knowingly cut slack to a bullshitter merely because they are on your team, you are not merely a bullshitter but you become the LIAR and HYPOCRITE. So instead, tell them:

"Stop with the bullshit already!!"

Sure, you might loose some (fake) friends if you act with integrity under such circumstances, but hey ain't integrity the greater value??

Likewise, treat bald faced liars with the same level of non-acceptance. Again, if you don't, you become a liar too. There are lies of ommission, right? Both kinds . . . commission and ommission are equally bad . . . if you know it is a lie!!

Now remember!!

If 2007 is going to be the year of No (Or Low) Bullshit, your constant vigilance is needed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this vital mission!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Like I said to my freak-sandwich work-neighbor . . .

Screw it. Pointless. I am not going to change anyone's mind who thinks otherwise, and those of you who agree with me already are thinking critically, so I deleted what I said.

Ya I got political and changed my mind. So instead I will wish Katie a happy 50th B-day.

(Was Yesterday.)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2007's Promise, and Reality (till I fix it)

I am not even going to get into the details about how crazy the work place is these days, but I will say this much:

I was talking about walking off the damn site, having been there less than an hour, today.

Time to start doing something about eliminating the petty and the stupid out of my life. I am getting WAY too old to deal with juvenile shit (unless I happen to be around actual juveniles.)

Ok, that being said, I REALLY need to find a happy thought about now.

Here goes:

Yes, you were likely expecting some pic of some woman I find to be attractive. Now this is not only a cruise ship, but the Queen Mary II. Oh, that is the one that is top of the food chain; I am not getting on this boat until I have many thousands of dollars to spend on luxury.

BTW . . . I LOVE luxury!
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