Friday, April 15, 2005

Good Eats.

This guy is an absolute genius. Exploiting thousands of vegetarians and city folk who think eating is a rabbit is wrong into giving him money for no reason whatsoever. I wish I had thought of this. The guy has already made close to $25,000 in donations!!

I grew up next to a family that would get a new baby bunny every Easter. They would name it and tack care of him or her in a rabbit coupe in the backyard. For the whole year they would make sure that the rabbit wanted for nothing. A few days before Easter of the following year they would lop off its head, skin it, and prepare the pet to be Easter dinner. Then they would introduce the new pet to the family and repeat the whole thing.

The first time I had rabbit I was on a camping trip with my Boy Scout troop. That same meal was the first time I had succotash. The rabbit tasted a lot like chicken but was enjoyable all the same. This guy has hit some sort of nerve with his sob story about finding his poor defenseless bunny. The PETA crowd falls right into his hands. A few cute pictures and every animal lover in the country wants to send him a few bucks to keep this furry rodent around. Guess what folks -- Its called a food chain and we are on top. Go hungry for a few days and little Toby there will look pretty appetizing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

What is it good for?

The wife got this quote in some sort of email forward. I had never seen it before and I wish I had seen it before the election when it seemed I was getting into daily arguments about the war.

Naturally, the people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same in every country.

Herman Goering, Hitler's Reichsmarschall at the Nuremberg Trials.

Works in any country indeed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Its a beautiful thing. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 11, 2005

Link dump

Maud alerts us to the 80th anniversary of The Great Gatsby. While Mr. Champion tells us why casting Paris Hilton as Daisy in the film version (titled Jay G.????) is a perfect choice.

The Lit blog Co-op makes its presence known and gears up to the May 15th announcement of the book we should all be reading.

Terry tells us about his punctual friends. (Maud tells us she is of the 7:55:30 variety)

Frank Rich op-ed on the recent deathwatches. (behind annoying sign-up)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Books of '05: The Guide.

In preparation for the upcoming film's release at the end of the month I have spent the last week traveling the galaxy with Arthur, Ford, Trillian, and Zaphod. Oh and Marvin, let us not forget our favorite paranoid android Marvin. A very close friend introduced me to the Hitchhiker's Guide when I was in junior high school with the book and a collection of tapes of the BBC Radio broadcasts. Said friend has moved all over the country in the years since and we rarely have a chance to get together. Re-reading the whole set of books has brought me back to many conversations we had as carefree eighth graders on summer vacation. Conversations on the important topics of science fiction, comedy, and of course why we are here. Those were heady days.

The books have been fun to revisit but I'm not sure I would like them if introduced today. Half the fun has been revisiting simpler days. I am looking forward to the movie though; if for no other reason than the casting of my favorite rapper Mos Def as Ford Prefect. Past TV and movie attempts to me have fallen flat because they could not show the scope of the Galaxy and traveling it for less than 30 Altarian Dollars a day. Special effects now make that possible. Should be worth the wait. I'm hoping.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

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