Saturday, April 05, 2008

Hillary, Obama and McCain go into a bar

...and the bartender says, "What'll you have?"

Hillary takes out her pocket planner and says, "Well, I've got a speech in another hour, so just give me some coffee."

Obama looks at his watch and says, "I'm done for the day, so I'll have a beer."

McCain takes out his cellphone, holds it up to his ear and says, "Joe, what's our position on that?"

Friday, April 04, 2008

Presidential Memorial Commission

The Presidential Memorial Commission is proposing an ordinance initiative for the November 2008 San Francisco ballot, to rename the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility the George W Bush Sewage Plant.

We believe this is a appropriate and enduring legacy, for no other president in modern American history has accomplished so much in such a short time.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

I oppose the war because I love America

"....I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against it not in anger but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and above all with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as the moral example of the world.

I speak out against this war because I am disappointed with America, and there can be no great disappointment when there is no great love. I am disappointed with our failure to deal positively and forthrightly with the triple evils of racism, extreme materialism and militarism..."

"Those of us who love peace must organize as effectively as the war hawks. As they spread the propaganda of war, we must spread the propaganda of peace.

We must combine the fervor of the civil rights movement with the peace movement. We must demonstrate, teach and preach until the very foundations of our nation are shaken. We must work unceasingly to lift this nation that we love to a higher destiny, to a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humaneness."

--- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Tyro Rex Supersaur

Decades ago, college friends Merald Clark and Robert Herbon wrote a Rock Opera combining dinosaurs and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tyro Rex Supersaur!

It follows the conflicts within a band of dinosaurs seeking to ignore, avoid and finally face the onset of extinction. You will love Merry Megalosaurs' signature hit "I Don't Know How To Mutate", the group number "The Last Stupor" and "King Hadrosaur's Song", but by far my favorite lyric is the show closer "Supersaur":

"Every time we excavate it bothers your friends
That you’d let the mammals be the cause of your end
Was it something special that we can’t comprehend?
Why could you not stick around until the Age of Men?
If you came today you could have eaten whole nations
The Mesozoic era had no overpopulation
Don’t you get me wrong - I only want to know.

Tyro Rex, Tyro Rex
Are you the best that Nature selects?
Tyro Rex, Supersaur
Why is it that you exist no more?

Anyone willing to mount a performance? See Lyrics and author contact information.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Book of the Day: "Go To Your Room!"

Today's "Book of the Day" (that is, something ordered from my store) is "Go To Your Room!" a book on disciplining children, ordered from the town of Defiance, Ohio.

Only one copy for the entire town?