rantings of a random scrub...
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. --H.L. Mencken
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I just went to see a touring production of Avenue Q here at Purdue, and I've been struck by something I've noticed out here in Indiana. Apparently the audiences here are willing to give even average performances a standing ovation. Tonight's show was good, but it certainly was not extraordinary. I've even seen the ovation given to below-average performances (e.g. the orchestral piece based on "Flags of Our Fathers" where the balance was so far off one couldn't hear the narrator half the time). I feel like if I ever see a performance that is truly amazing, I'll lack an appropriate way to express it, with the standing ovation having been so severely devalued. Grump.
Also, those dang kids need to get off my lawn. *brandishes cane menacingly*
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is my life
From PhD Comics:
Except the last frame should really have a "(sort of)" appended to the end of it.
Quote of the Day
This is what I think of pretty much all Congressional hearings:
The statements from the Senators make it clear that they are not holding this hearing in order to find out what happened; that's the SEC's job. They're holding this hearing in order to be televised yelling at investment bankers.Just an excuse for populist grandstanding.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Color me unsurprised
File this one under "shocking reports nobody could have seen coming":
Report: Health overhaul will increase tab
Health and Human Services experts say plan falls short of controlling costs
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Funny, and yet not
I think if I went to a workshop like this, I wouldn't be able to keep from laughing at it.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
You have got to be kidding me...
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.What a moron.