Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The press can hardly say enough good things about James Brown and rightly so. As for poor Gerald Ford, well the NY Times does a classic job of damning with faint praise:

He might have been the nice guy down the street suddenly put in charge of the nation, and if he seemed a bit predictable, he was also safe, reliable and reassuring. He placed no intolerable intellectual or psychological burdens on a weary land...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

60 MINUTES did a story this past Sunday about a find of documents created by the Nazis during the holocaust. I'm assuming that the timing of this story had more to do with refuting the recent Iranian holocaust-denial-palooza than with bringing up lousy memories for the tribe at Hanukkah. I mean, it's different to imagine 60 MINUTES doing an expose on The Crusades, say, at Christmas.

That's not the point. The point is that there was one especially awful piece of narration. I have the podcast for use in transcription:

And just look at the names of the executed. Crowded onto pages, single-spaced. It must have been tiring just to write this, let alone kill them all.

That's the thing about genocide-- it's tiring. Especially the paperwork, geez!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The best part about having one's superpowers be cuddles is that you get to wear cut off sweats and tube socks instead of a lycra caped thingy.