Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
1. The US military should be offering cash money -or any other incentive that may prove enticing for that matter- for its personnel -especially those serving in the Gulf region- to enroll and complete Arabic language training of some sort or another. The "us versus them" attitude will only intensify as we increase our policing activities in the region without understanding a word that our new charges (for wont of a better word) say.
2. The NRA or some other like minded civil association (not necessarily American) should heavily promote gun responsibility in Iraq. Now, I'm not a gun advocate, but if any people deserves the constitutional right to bear arms that we enjoy for the reasons that our constitutional framers intended, it would be these citizens and former citizens of some of the most oppressive regimes on earth. Ideally, of course, the massive amounts of weaponry would be eliminated or at least reduced, but let's also be a bit pragmatic here. Not every AK will be eliminated, but wouldn't it be nice to have those fortunate remaining owners of shiny new assault rifles be instructed in the proper use of the weapon? Some tips might include: Refrain from ceremoniously firing your weapon in the air near heavily armed and nervous foreign soldiers; let children play with toy guns, they'll be just as happy as if they were given the real thing; when bringing your gun with you on routine grocery shopping, perhaps it would be prudent to remove the live ammunition clip and point the thing downwards; and much, much more! By co-opting the indigent gun population, perhaps they can be brought into the fold of the civilized and thusly mitigated as a threat.
As usual, I invite Thom Friedman (who has thus far refused my entreaties) to comment.
Monday, April 28, 2003
Sunday, April 27, 2003
A good hearted and benevolent genious, your inventions are always unique and clever! On face you seem like you know what you're talking about, but most people suspect that you're full of shit.
Thanks, Bridget, for the link. Editors note: This post was originally entered on Friday, but was mistakenly deleted.
Friday, April 25, 2003
Thursday, April 24, 2003
In other news, tonight (and tomorrow in the Jewish lunar calendar) is the sixteenth anniversary of my beloved father's passing. I miss you every day, Dad.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
-I am the youngest of five, so I was spoiled rotten. -Contrary to poular belief, I am not a Mama's boy. -Lawn Mower is not a Jewish word. -Neither is Belt Sander. -Vacuum definitely is. -I think live near a methadone clinic -I've never actually been inside. -Tattoos and body art do not automatically bestow coolness upon a person. -Oh wait, yes they do. -I have no plans to get any tattoos or body art. -Dogs are definitely smarter than cats.
Monday, April 21, 2003
Sunday, April 20, 2003
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Sunday, April 13, 2003
--I think the Jetsons would make a fun live action film. -So would Futurama, with real good Star Wars special effects. -I would also like to see an A-list remake of Flash Gordon with the original Queen soundtrack intact. -I got a haircut this Friday. The shampoo lady (real cute) was awesome. I felt like a puppy when she rubbed my temples and scalp. I think I'd like to patent a machine that circulates hot water around my head while massaging my temples and scalp. With some VR goggles, I'd never leave my couch! -When did Billy Corgan form a new band? And what's with the chick in '70's style gym shorts and yellow pumps? -Craig Kilborn cracked me up when he addressed the Iraqi nation. He said: "Welcome to democracy. Henceforth all your streetcorners will now be referred to as Starbucks. -How did Alicia Witt (natch, another fiery redhead) end up on every other movie on TMC?"
OK. I'm done for now. Good night everybody!
Thursday, April 10, 2003
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Tuesday, April 08, 2003
Monday, April 07, 2003
Friday, April 04, 2003
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
-I like Owen Wilson's shtick. I'm watching "I, Spy" with Eddie Murphy and Owen and, while I can see why some critics didn't think much of it, Wilson's action hero with an id act is vastly entertaining, especially when paired with Murphy's super-sized ego. -The difference between living in the '90's on the Upper West side of Manhattan and the 70's in a nutshell: In the '90's shooting for Law and Order crime scenes block traffic; In the '70's it's Sex and the City (I just looked at an apartment in the building that serves as Miranda's lobby.) (Sidebar: I've actually complained to the indifferent teamsters running the shoot that my Mom watches L&O and she'd start worrying if she keeps recognizing my neighborhood as the crime scene.) -A lot of the blogs of a personal nature that I've been "blogrolling" are becoming stale and repetitive. Is mine?
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Gimlet Eyes: ADJECTIVE Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes. (From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.)