Thursday, January 25, 2007

Need a Flux Capacitor for your DeLorean?

Tried to blog this from Digg, but it has not shown up. Maybe it will double:

Somebody at DeLorean Motor Company has a sense of humor. Search for "flux" in the online parts catalog and see what comes up. Note the part number.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Was it ever thus?

From Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis, after he decided to join the army when of age, to fight in the "first German War". He felt "that the decision absolved [him] from taking any further notice of the war":
...I can hardly regret having escaped the appalling waste of time and spirit which would have been involved in reading the war news or taking more than an artificial and formal part in conversations about the war. To read without military knowledge or good maps accounts of fighting which were distorted before they reached the Divisional general and further distorted before they left him and then "written up" out of all recognition by journalists, to strive to master what will be contradicted the next day, to fear and hope intensely on shaky evidence, is surely an ill use of the mind. Even in peacetime I think those are very wrong who say that schoolboys should be encouraged to read the newspapers. Nearly all that a boy reads there in his teens will be known before he is twenty to have been false in emphasis and interpretation, if not in fact as well, and most of it will have lost all importance. Most of what he remembers he will therefore have to unlearn; and he will probably have acquired an incurable taste for vulgarity and sensationalism and the fatal habit of fluttering from paragraph to paragraph to learn how an actress has been divorced in California, a train derailed in France, and quadruplets born in New Zealand.
Now that we have our choice of gossip TV shows, one need never be valuably informed again!

John Kerry not running in 2008

It's just as well. There are many who supported him because he was the unbush, and would likely not again.

So he'll fight the war in Iraq in the Senate.