Monday, January 31, 2005

Fred's Bank (Here in My Right Coat Pocket)

Not that I'm surprised, but apparently the US can't account for $9 billion of the funds to be used in Iraq. In case you didn't know about the joy, whenever I want a good depression I also read the GAO reports.

7/12/08 Soogle Update: If you got here, like many, looking for "Fred's Bank" then I assume you have some questions. Who's joke is it? Steve Martin's (check out his website). I've been a fan of his since I was ten. Steve did philosotainment well before Scott Adams every coined the term. This particular bit about Fred's Bank has even been quoted in a business paper/book (Chapter 12, p. 223, is titled "Fred's Bank: How Institutional Norms and Individual Preferences Legitimate Organizational Names.")

Sunday, January 23, 2005

SpongeBob Found with Tinkie Winkie

Well, gosh. The things I would miss if it weren't for the unChristians. SpongeBob is gay.

I'm thinking that if the unChristians realized the Greeks were gay they would renounce the underpinnings of Western thought and civilization.

Monday, January 3, 2005

The Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated...

Sorry, sort of fell off the blogosphere there. I got busy with work, and then got busy with vacation. Unlike some wise and considerate bloggers, I'm not capable of any warning when this happens. Oh, life as an INFP. It's like....

While on vaca I got some great books to read. The first one I finished was the short but delectible Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror. It is a sort of intellectual bon-bon assortment for the liberal minded. I'm still in the midst of The D'oh! of Homer, a collection of essays on The Simpsons and philosophy. These are more like intellectual micro-brews, but I might think so since I generally consider philosophy to be fun and heady stuff. My favorite so far has been "Lisa and American Anti-Intellectualism". I thought that "Thus Spake Bart" gave me a greater appreciation for Nietzsche's ideal of the artist, "the self-overcoming, self-creating individual, who forges new values, who makes an artwork out of his life" than any of my actual philosophy classes did. The only thing I really remembered from those hazy days of philosophy class was that for every Nietzsche essay there seemed to be an equal and opposite Nietzsche essay.

I hope that everyone else had a fun Winter Holiday 2004 and I wish you a happy and prosperous 2005. Unless, you know, that's not what you want.