Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday random thoughts...

• It's good to have great neighbors: Kudos to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines in San Diego (not to mention the firefighters), who are doing everything they can to help fight the fires in Southern California.

• I'm waiting for Pat Robertson to tell us the fires are "the wrath of God." Maybe God's upset we're destroying the environment?

• I want to believe the Fox News Network is a credible news source. I really do. But the "reporting" makes it so damn hard sometimes. Note: Fox News will now be known as the "Fox (Warning: might contain news-like substance) Network."

• Matches of Mass Destruction: Despite the network's lack of realiable news content, Fox's explanation for the SoCal wildfires is probably the most plausible kind of attack a terrorist could launch. It is, after all, a lot easier than smuggling nukes through JFK Airport.

• Quote of the week, from a Tracy-area student: "Students should be allowed to chew gum during class, because ... it kills bad breath, so you won’t be lonely." Guess those gum ads work after all! (The full letter to the editor is here).

• Two main reasons the Roman Empire collapsed: an untenable empire and foreign engagements, and a focus on personal decadence above social responsibility. Sounds too much like the United States for my comfort.

• Shameless plug alert: My sister's starring in the Loyola Marymount University production of "The Rocky Horror Show."

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "I've been thinking, Hobbes." "On a weekend?" "Well, it wasn't on purpose."

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