Saturday, March 29, 2003

Zen Buddhist Jewish Episcopal Libertarian

Two new words in my vocabulary this year that relate to the subject at hand.
Blogosphere: my simple understanding and use of the word is the ethernet. In his book, The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment, Thaddeus Golas writes "We are equal beings and the universe is our relations with each other. The universe is made of one kind of entity: each one is alive, each determines the course of his own existence." There it is. Anything else is just commentary.

Google, a verb. "To google"; the ability to search the blogosphere in nanoseconds for any and every reference to an idea, and that includes individuals who when not in their physical state are also an "idea" in the ethernet. Got a friend from high school you've been wondering about? Google him or her. Type their name on the box and ask the gods of Googling to reveal the truth to you. Sometimes you find everything you were asking for. Sometimes you find more. It's the finding more that's fun. In the future, should anyone ask the Google Gods about the phrase Zen Buddhist Jewish Episcopalian Libertarian, they're going to be pointed towards the fat guy dancing with himself in the window.

A Cruel War is Raging

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I commented on it earlier this week, but despite the President and his administration warning us that the war could possibly be protracted and deadly, there was a second message being broadcast, ever so subliminally, that the war would be terrible and swift. Maybe I paid too much attention to the pep rallies and not enough attention to the scouting reports. Mea culpa.

Watched ABC's wrap up last night. Overall it was very negative and depressing. The only bright side I could find was Ted Koppel's wearing of a knit cap which gave him a much sportier, less comical image. I know I've harped on this several times in several comments in the blogosphere, but he looks ridiculous with his comb over. It's time to evolve, Ted. Oh, you'll always be a suck-up, but you have a choice as to whether or not you look ridiculous.