Archive for February, 2008

praise exasperates me

A beautiful little film about Anton Chekhov.


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  “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous.  If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”  L. Ron Hubbard.  And why write a book when you can plagiarize it? 

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McCain rated as the worst senator for children.  They can’t vote; why should he care?

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“Even if you infer that various States acting through their legislative process have repealed sodomy laws, there is no protected right to engage in extrasexual – extramarital sexual relations, again, that can trace their roots to history or the traditions of this nation.”  Now, no Republican D.A. who said that would ever be caught drinking on the job and having thousands of sexually explicit videos and racist jokes and sexy emails to his secretary on his computer.  And if he had them, let’s say, he certainly wouldn’t try to erase them after getting a subpoena, would he?

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a song to start your day

Little Feat with Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris and Jesse Winchester.  Dixie Chicken. 

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temple clothing

Today’s short story waiting to be written.  “A Lake Point man was arrested on suspicion of luring a developmentally disabled man from his mother at a Deseret Industries store, taking him into a dressing room and putting LDS temple clothing on him earlier this month in Centerville. ”  And then it gets weird. 

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the electron

An amazing bit of film here.  “‘It takes about 150 attoseconds for an electron to circle the nucleus of an atom. An attosecond is 10-18 seconds long, or, expressed in another way: an attosecond is related to a second as a second is related to the age of the universe,’ said Johan Mauritsson of Lund University in Sweden.” 

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