Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Woo-hoo!

Vacation is a lot like an amusement park ride. You stand in line forever waiting and when you finally get on the ride it only lasts a few seconds.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How Long Is "Eternity"?

Why is it OK to dig up and open ancient tombs? The people of that time spent many hours - some their entire lives building elaborate tombs so that their beloved dead could rest in peace for all eternity. But after only several hundred or thousand years we just dig them up and open them to study. True, the information we gather about our past is invaluable - but it just seems so irreverent to me.

Maybe we should just leave them as they are until technology allows us to scan them without disturbing them. But perhaps an x-ray would be rather annoying to a mummy as well.

Personally, I don't believe the human body has much value after the Spirit has left it, but obviously some cultures do. Perhaps we should show more respect for them.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Stupid Terrorists

Today President Bush expressed his disgust over the leak in the press regarding tracking of financial data in the "war on terrorism". He said the leak to the press gave away our secret plan to foil the plans of the terrorists.

Now I do agree that we should keep some things secret in order to stay a step ahead. But does President Bush really believe that the terrorists didn't already know we were tracking their financial moves? Of course they already know that - and quite frankly I think most Americans already knew we were doing that. Our gripe on this matter is that they MUST operate within the law or they are violating our basic rights.

Terrorists are not stupid. If the President really believes that then it's no wonder we can't seem to get the upper hand. I think that Iraq has clearly proven that arrogance does not win a war.

Not Just a "Gay" Thing

As an openly gay man, I find that I often end up having to do both the "boy" chores and the "girl" chores when it comes to family gatherings. But wait - my sisters were helping load the trees on the truck too. And those steaks and Philly sandwiches prepared by my sister's husbands were just delightful!

Maybe it's not a "gay" thing after all!

Friday, June 09, 2006


I am really not the vengeful type, but I have to admit a certain satisfaction watching all these huge SUVs pulling up to the gas pump. Most of the people who drive these beasts are the ones that voted for Bush / Cheney. More importantly, most of those SUVs are driving around with one person in them. Surely a smaller vehicle would suffice in most of these cases. Its this type of selfish behavior that has caused a shortage of supply - if indeed there is a shortage. If there isn't a shortage now, there certainly will be one in the near future if people don't stop driving these wasteful monsters.

Homemade Hooey

While out driving just now I saw a truck with a large logo painted on the side that read:

Working Cow
Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream

Am I supposed to believe that this product was not made in a factory of some sort? I just find it hard to believe that someone at home made a whole truck full of ice cream. In my opinion, the word "Homemade" is one of the most incorrectly used words in our culture.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


There is too much technology in toothbrushes and tennis shoes.