Wednesday, September 12, 2007


OK, I am here to tell you what you are missing. That is my (self-appointed) role. There were three things in the Chicago Tribune that need to be discussed more fully. By me.

Further to that, Dilbert today is hilarious. It explores the issue of the electronic security badge that so many offices have now. And whether it, or Wally's inimical "hip thrust"is what is opening the doors at the office.

Doonesbury is also brilliant. Some of you may remember that Duke as the Ambassador to China (where he missed an earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands because he was in a drug coma), Governor of American Samoa (during which time he declared war on the United States to lose and get development funds), among the hundreds of others misadventures he has participated in (the Baby Doc College of Offshore Medicine, the Maximum Procounsel of post-invasion Panama, etc. etc.) Today he calls Senator "I'm Not Gay" Craig a "piker."

Finally, apparently last night was Ethiopian New Year. The Ethiopians just flipped to the year 2000. Apparently they were able to skate through Y2K without a bunch of hype. The article talks about politics and how bittersweet the New Year is for a variety of reasons, but the point is that it is pretty cool that the Ethiopians just had New Years, and I wish I had been at the party. It is also interesting that the "Coptic" calendar that generated the Ethiopian New Year leaves that holiday about a day before the Jews celebrate a New Year with Rosh Hashanah. Coincidence? Check out this infoplease page for a discussion of January 1 as New Year's Day and the fact that the medieval Church abolished the celebration for about a 1,000 years.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not gay. He just suffers from RLS, Restless Leg Syndrome.

1:54 PM  

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