Wednesday, September 05, 2007

All the World is Green

Tom Waits makes me want to be an old man who drank too many bourbons and smoked too many cigarettes.

Oddly enough, my aunt was a friend of Tom’s when she worked at a bakery in Freestone, CA where Tom and my aunt own homes. She said she was often surprised by how beautiful his children were, seeing how he was “not such a looker” (her words, not mine).

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Happy Labour Day

He who swings a mighty hammer,
He who reaps a field of corn,
He who breaks the marshy meadow
To provide for wife, for children,
He who rows against the current,
He who weary at the loom
Weaves with wool and tow and flax
That his fair-haired young may flourish.

Honour that man, praise the worker!
Honour every callous hand!
Honour every drop of sweat
That is shed in mill and foundry!
Honour every dripping forehead
At the plough. And let that man
Who with mind and spirit's labour
Hungering ploughs be not forgotten.

-Ferdinand Freiligrath

Monday, September 03, 2007

Meet the Press for Idiots

It's like Meet the Press from the Idiocracy Universe.

If you have not seen Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, it is worth 90 minutes of your life. The movie is a glimpse into a sad, anti-intellectual world that will hopefully never come to pass.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Berkeley Idiots at it Again

Yep, idiots in Berkeley are still spending their energy fighting to save a couple trees on the UC Berkeley campus from being cut down. Sure, the school's plan's entail that more trees will be present on campus after this building project is complete than there are now. Sure, all of these trees were planted when the university was first built and are in no way “old growth”. That isn’t going to stop a bunch of brainless “do gooders” from making an issue out of absolutely nothing. Just another reason Berkeley is one of the most conservative cities in the country.

More on the Oak Grove protests in Berkeley at Zombietime and the Truth VS Lies.