Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bleh Days

It looks like I'm going to take off of work on Friday and head up to Pennsylvania. I wish it was for something good, but unfortunatly Rachael's grandpa died, so I'm going to go to his funeral. So it'll be slow posting for a couple of days at least. Until then, this story about a random road trip, to of all places Iraqi Kurdistan is pretty neat.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Whoo Hoo!

Hurrah! I have figured out how to put a title onto my blog posts. Now if I could only start a blog roll with links to all my favorite blogs. Someday...someday. Well, I have nothing else of note to say, but I can give you a link to something amusing. Here is a funny debate about whether a childs blue hat can be called a "boys hat." Or something like that. It sort of reminds me of when people hit reply all to an e-mail that was sent to everyone at my place of buisness asking to be removed from the universal list. Oh world, you do make me laugh.
A SHORT MESSAGE TO CAMPUS POLICE: Dear Campus Police officer on duty 3:30 Sunday afternoon, you really don't have to be such a jerk. This whole year I've been getting a visitor pass until Monday morning, and have had no problems from anyone. Don't tell me "you don't need one" I know I need one, because I've needed one every Sunday-Monday. You made the whole process unnecessicarly difficult, just to be an ass. You succeeded. But really, stop being a jerk on a power trip. Ok, now I have to drive to work...

Sunday, April 09, 2006

IMMIGRATION: I have been hesitating dipping into the big nasty issues, but I guess I have to start sometime. I'm fairly conflicted about the immigration debate in some respects. I'm certainly no immigration restrictionist. My adoptive cousins are all technically immigrants, hailing from a wide range of countries, and I love them dearly. I love America and I think it should be fairly easy to get here and to stay here. But then again, I want people who come here to come here legally, even if it is frustrating and messy. Anyways, Mark Steyn has a good take in the Chicago Sun Times, and it can be found here.
RANDOM THOUGHTS AFTER WATCHING THE BBC: How come the Brit awards feature such notables as Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West and Jack Johnson? Sure they're hyping Coldplay, Gorillaz and James Blunt, fine English bands/muscians, but the rest? Kelly Clarkson is an American idol. Kanye hates George Bush sure, but I'd bet he isn't a Blair man either, and besides, there's no denying he's an American. Jack Johnson is a Hawaiian beach bum. Lenny Kravitz, also American (although I did have to look that up...I could have believed he was English, there's just something about him). It just seems sort of ridiculous, especially after the commercial states "Nobody rocks like the Brits, so watch the Brit awards featuring [previous list]. Have you no sense of irony BBC? And that brings me to Madonna...oh Madonna...I know you've moved to England. I know your very happy with Guy Ritchie who is actually British. But let me be frank with you, if you're reading this Madonna (and I know you're not)...nobody, and I mean nobody buys the accent. It just makes you kind of foolish. Consider this an intervention. Also, assuming you're still reading this (if you ever were)...give my kudos to Guy Ritchie, Lock Stock was very good, and Snatch was excellent.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

I was going to post something on the Gospel of Judas, which I find fascinating from a historical perspective. But David Kopel of the Volokh Conspiracy who is certainly more intelligent and well informed than I am has written a good post on it here. When I was in college my roommate and I would have heresy days where we would believe in various heresies. Gnosticism was interesting, if not exactly loads of fun to be for a day. It was certainly not hard to accept (if only for a day), that Jesus asked Judas to betray him. It's easier to believe that the canonical version. Why would a friend of Jesus have him killed? I mean, it's Jesus. There's too many hard questions there. But the gnostic version is easy, fewer questions. Anyways, read Kopel's piece if anyone out there is interested in that sort of thing.

Friday, April 07, 2006

I know what you're thinking...a third post! It's pretty crazy around here. In this post I hope to give a preview of topics to come. To people who know me know I love politics first and foremost, and a good debate secondmost. So in the near future I hope to do some political blogging and maybe someone will comment and have something thought provoking to say or something. Maybe they'll just call me something foul anonymously. Either way, then I would know I wasn't just talking to myself. Anyways, future topics will include: immigration, the Senate and its mind numbingly stupid procedural rules, philosophical determinism, the Gospel of Judas and gnosticism, and a controversial issue to be named later. Oh, and maybe a good funny video clip or something. I like to be entertained. Anyway, thanks for reading my new blog. It already has 2 more comments than all my old blogs combined! I think I have a keeper.
Alright, a second post...that's almost a new record! Today at lunch, Burb came up with (what I believe to be) a new word: Bligamist. It's a good word to describe a person with multiple blogs. He is surely a bligimist, but he coined it because of me. I have to say, having thought far too hard about the idea of bligamy, I don't think I am. I have had many blogs, but they've all been one night stand sort of things. Never two blogs or more blogs at the same time. So what does that make me? A blut? Obviously I'm not as awesomely creative as Burb. But if anyone cares to coin a new word for someone who creates and then discards blogs with relish let me know in the comments.

...oh, and does anyone know how I get a title to my posts? I am too dumb to figure it out...

Thursday, April 06, 2006

This is only my third time to start a blog, but maybe I'll actually update this one. I'm afraid the title of my blog may be a bit of a misnomer. Seeing that my favorite shows always get canceled and libertarian/conservatives aren't the most numerous of elected officials, unordinary American may have been a better bet. But it is too late now. My first post is almost done, and I don't have the heart to create a forth one. And besides what if the name is already taken? Oh well, I'll leave you all with a link to something that made me laugh. Maybe it'll make you laugh. You being whomever decided to venture to this particular quadrent of the blogosphere. If I don't know you, I promise substantive posts later, so come back again sometime. If you came here only because you know me, thanks! I don't think I've ever had a blog long enough for it to attract any hits. And now the link to end this post. And since some of you visiting may or may not be editors/grammar police: I know some of grammar could plausibly be wrong. I don't care. You can't make me care, this is my own time. (ha, comma splice!) I will do what I want...because I can.