October 18th, 2004

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From the resurrected William Gibson blog:

How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?

None. There’s nothing wrong with that light bulb. There is no need to change anything. We made the right decision and nothing has happened to change our minds. People who criticize this light bulb now, just because it doesn’t work anymore, supported us when we first screwed it in, and when these flip-floppers insist on saying that it is burned out, they are merely giving aid and encouragement to the Forces of Darkness.

-- John Cleese
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Guess what I did today...

Last time I was home, my mom gave me two stacks of fabric squares. One set in blue, the other in a funky 70's floral print. Here's what I've got so far.



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Art Predicts Life?

Below is the opening dialogue from Brazil, with two small changes:

INTERVIEWER
Mister Secretary, what do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings?

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RUMSFELD
Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seems to have forgotten certain good old fashioned virtues. They just can’t stand seeing the other fellow win. If these people would just play the game, instead of standing on the touch line heckling -

INTERVIEWER
In fact, killing people -

RUMSFELD
- In fact, killing people - they’d get a lot more out of life.

INTERVIEWER
Mr. RUMSFELD, what would you say to those critics who maintain that the Department of Homeland Security has become too large and unwieldy ...?

RUMSFELD
David ... in a free society information is the name of the game. You can’t win the game if you’re a man short.

INTERVIEWER
And the cost of it all, Mister Secretary? Seven percent of the gross national produce ...?

RUMSFELD
I understand this concern on behalf of the tax-payers. People want value for money and a cost-effective service. That is why we always insist on the principle of Information Retrieval Charges. These terrorists are not pulling their weight, and it’s absolutely right and fair that those found guilty should pay for their periods of detention and the Information Retrieval Procedures used in their interrogation.

INTERVIEWER
Do you think that the government is winning the battle against terrorists?

RUMSFELD
On yes. Our morale is much higher than theirs, we’re fielding all their strokes, running a lot of them out, and pretty consistently knocking them for six. I’d say they’re nearly out of the game.

INTERVIEWER
But the bombing campaign is now in its thirteenth year ...

RUMSFELD
Beginner’s luck!