Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Randling (Random Rambling)

Income Tax and withholding. Evil.

Intaxication - The short-lived euphoria gained by receiving your tax refund.
This rapidly evaporates when you realize it was your money to begin with.

Okay, its humorous. South Park makes it funny.
But this is scary stuff man.
Google Steven Fishman (recommended, as this is seriously fascinating in an 'Oh my god, how is this catching on/being transmitted, how do people believe this stuff' type way)
or watch the Tom Cruise vid at Gawker.
Seriously intriguing and frightening stuff.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ugh, and Improper planning

So yeah, Moving sucks.
Spent the weekend moving my worldly possessions into the new place.
Haven't finished 100% as the previous occupant still has some junk to come pick up.
Should be finished tonight or tomorrow night.
As I was planning on sleeping in the new place last night I packed accordingly.
Since the room I am moving into isn't completely emptied out yet, there wasn't enough room for the bed, so that didn't get moved, and I slept at the old place.
Woke up this morning to an achy back from hauling crap, and the realization that my work clothes, and my toiletries were at the new place.
Well, found a pair of pants in the closet I haven't worn in a while that fits and does the job.
Found the 'emergency' stick of deodorant in the truck.
So everything was pretty much covered over, except for shampoo. I ended up washing my hair with hand soap. Does the job well enough...
I am looking very forward to getting everything finalized in the move and being able to just relax this coming weekend. Super Bowl eh? Giants, Patriots, meh. I'd rather root for the Bud Bowl teams at this point, but it'll be something to relax in front of.
On a light note, an interesting article as sent by my father: What I like to view as proof that obsession and Fanboy-ism isn't a strictly American undertaking.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Isn't technology Amazing?

Friday morning...

Heard this quote today on the way to work.
Found it quite intriguing:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

This is apparently a combination of two quotes, the first (ending at the word dictatorship) is attributed by the Library of Congress to "Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee. Unverified."
The 2nd is listed as "Author unknown. Attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Unverified."
Origins aside, I find this quote fairly interesting. As our political system is just over 200 years old... Things to think about.

The other thing I wanted to link to today is this video on youtube. Hilarious.
All of the primary candidates, the presidential hopefuls, wield the word change like a flaming sword handed over from an authority on high. I think change is the single most frequently used word in this entire campaign. Anyways, without further ado and for your viewing pleasure:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

With a shovel and an X to mark the spot...

So... This is it.
My repository for ideas, randomness, and maybe even some story bits.
My goal is to take the "buried treasure" I leave here and invest them into growing projects.
I want to use this blog as a tool to cultivate some writing or motivation in regards to the limitless random ideas that flow through my stream of consciousness on a day to day basis.