Thursday, August 13, 2009

Define Irony

From CNN: Walt Staton, a member of the group No More Deaths,was sentenced to 300 hours of community service. His crime: Staton "knowingly littered" since he placed water bottles in the desert for illegal immigrants.

Time served?

Image of the Day

While trying to find the text of a Palin speech, I stopped by a Palin PAC. It is not the official one, though the official PAC is not much better. Yet, like her political career, the site is not well maintained. However, the visuals are interesting.

And the war continues...

Early Morning Dose of Depression


1. Social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.

2. Alienation and purposelessness experienced by a person or a class as a result of a lack of standards, values, or ideals.

French, from Greek anomi, lawlessness, from anomos, lawless : a-, without ; see a- 1 + nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots

Here is the diary of George Sodini, the person responsible for the deaths of 3 women in Pittsburgh, PA gym. It is an interesting read and, as one commentator wrote:
Not a lot of hate-fueled white American males reach this kind of rational, revolutionary understanding. And in a way, he’s far more honest than the revolutionaries, too prude and self-righteous to admit what really matters in this life: sex, love, escaping loneliness.

Anomie. Anomie. Anomie.

The Rhetoric of Definition, or The Visitor

Twice in the past week, I've watched a kid's show in which aliens--the space kind--are called "visitors." This has happened on Saun the Sheep (Disney) and The Wonder Pets (Noggin). Is the term "alien" offensive now, in the generic form, or is this a comment on illegal residents and their status as visitors? Is this just PC BS or is it a good move?

I'm torn and LC is trying to do somersaults, so time is at a premium, but I thought this was just the sort of thing my fellow TRS friends would want to know.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lion Cub!

Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet, sweet goddaughter!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Dude Abides

To continue fashion month on TRS, I must describe the outfit I wore to Walmart this afternoon.

No, it did not include jorts or mandels.

After finishing some yard work this morning, I showered and put on a pair of chino shorts and a polo shirt. Since I had no immediate plans to leave the house, I chose a pair of slippers for footwear.

Around noon, I started to prepare lunch. I realized that I needed a few items from the store, so I quickly jumped in my car and headed to the supercenter.

I pulled into Walmart's parking lot and opened my door. As soon as I put my foot on the black-top, I noticed that I was still wearing my slippers.

So through the store I went in my brown corduroy house shoes. Classy!