Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Finaly, a new post.

I'm pretty busy with my summer job, but I hope to be back to blogging in a few days (maybe a week).

However, I came across this, and it needs to be shared.

Why do people -- Westerners, he {the author's son} meant in this case -- wear Mao t-shirts, but not Hitler or Stalin t-shirts? Frankly, I can think of but one answer that stands up to the test of history: Mao murdered millions of Asians, but Hitler and Stalin slaughtered Europeans. Westerners, particularly the paternalistic left, do not value Asian lives according to the same standard, so they are willing to forgive the murder of tens of millions of Chinese. Anybody want to try their hand at a different explanation?

This is why so many on the left were willing to let Iraqis continue to suffer under Saddam Hussein, and believe that "stability" in the Arab world is more important than popular sovereignty. Arabs aren't capable of democracy, you know. It also explains why the interventions in Bosnia, Servia and Kosovo were justified for their humanitarian purposes (according to the left), but the invasion of Iraq was not.

This is something I've thought about for a long time...and something that the college students (and some profs) don't understand. They just wear the Che and Mao shits anyway...most don't even know who those guys are, other than that they stand for communism. That is probably the saddest part about the whole t-shirt craze.

I think, if you're going to display a simbol, you should understand what it means first....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Why men should not shop with their wives

I know this is kind of lame....but, I've been working in a basement room with no windows for the past three weeks, and I haven't been a very good blogger lately.

Those two facts combined to make me decide that this fwded e-mail was funny, and that I should post it on my blog. Two decisions I normally wouldn't have made...but here it is, enjoy. We especially enjoyed number five...

This is an actual letter

Mrs. Fenton:Our store is considering banning your family from ever shopping with us again unless your husband immediately stops his antics. Below is a list of offenses over the past few months all verified by our surveillance cameras.

Re: Mr. Bill Fenton - Complaints - 15 Occurrences involving Mr. Bill Fenton while his spouse/partner is shopping:

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in housewares .....and watched what happened.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

6. September 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.

8. September 23: When a clerk asks if they can help him, he begins to cry and asks Why can't you people just leave me alone?'

9. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose.

10. November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where the antidepressants are.

11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.

12. December 6: In the auto department, practiced his "Madonna look" using different size funnels.

13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browse through, yelled PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"

14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumes the fetal position and screams "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"

(And; last, but not least!)

15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door and waited a while; then, yelled, very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Hook

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Today is one of the best days of the year; you don't often get to watch a spelling bee on ESPN.