Friday, January 27, 2006

Apropos of (Merriam-Webster says it's officially English not French) overhead conversation at T.G.I.Friday's, I don't think that one can morally seek either fame or being a famous X as a goal in itself. The young woman in T.G.I.Friday's wanted to be a "famous singer". One could seek fame so as to be able to do moral goal Y: I want to be a famous singer so I can spread true religion/alleviate hunger/support my family, but not simply for it's own sake.

(does that help Steve?)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I'm off Thursday and Friday. Gotta get my glasses fixed, the one of the rubber nose pieces cracked and fell off.

Monday, January 09, 2006

My brother informs me today that he's still waiting for a plane.
Sometimes I do wish the president had a greater facility with English. "Judge Alito is imminently qualified..." I think that was "eminently" Mr. President.

Friday, January 06, 2006

A number of places I've seen it reported that the NY Times got the miner story right--that is that they stuck with "reports" or "family members say". This picture shows that's not true.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Joel Stein and his Little Red-Haired Girl (Wikipedia for the allusion) , in the LA Times.
Thomas and I were just here this weekend.
SJahaza: i went to high school with brendan mcquillen
Jeanetta: is that a cult compound?
SJahaza:'s an organic farm
Jeanetta: cult
SJahaza: you're just jealous
Jeanetta: actually? yes.
SJahaza: i know
SJahaza: i wasn't kidding
Jeanetta: damnit

Monday, January 02, 2006