Thursday, March 29, 2012

A glimpse into the inner workings of my mind ...

The Dingus
Yesterday, I was presented with a 'traveling trophy' at work. (For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, if you must know.) It's a crystal globe thing-a-ma-bob, fairly heavy for it's size. As I accepted it, my mind flashed to an image of Captain Jacobi, fresh from San Francisco docks where his ship, all afire, was still being extinguished, bringing the Falcon to Spade's office. The only thing I could think was, "Oh no, I can't remember the name of Jacobi's ship off the top of my head! I need to read and watch The Maltese Falcon again, ASAP!" [Don't worry. If you've forgotten too, I've hidden it behind the spoiler barrier below ... ]

The Maltese Falcon
Image Trees for Lunch
I only read Trees's masthead and saw the post I borrowed this image from after taking a copy of it. Good grief, that's some wingnuttia going on there.


  1. What, exactly was incorrect in the post you mentioned?

  2. The accusation of "leftist cultural suicide," for starters. Look, I'm no fan of Islam. Like all religions that preach the subjugation of woman, demand belief in ridiculous bullshit, and teach a defective morality based on the scribblings of ignorant savages, it's a blight on humanity. However, the idea that we need invade Islamic countries as a preemptive strike against their attempt to "institue Shariah [sic]" in the West is, on its face, ridiculous. Our disastrous adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan -- bankrupting our country and causing untold human suffering -- should be the first clues we are going about defending our democracy from religious zealotry in entirely the wrong fashion. Our best defense is a strong, secular democracy at home, investment in our infrastructure, and the education of the next generation.


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