|Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.
Thursday, February 05, 2004
Flush the 60s Department: James Lileks notes that a John Kerry speech ended with the Jimi Hendrix tune "Purple Haze." The idea of revisiting the 60s and the whole Vietnam war leaves him less than enthusiastic.
God no. Please no. I think I speak for millions when I say that I am deathly sick of the counterculture sixties. The music, the war, the protests, all the hagiography - it's not a reflection of the era’s importance but the self-importance of the generation who hung on the bus as it trundled along down the same old rutted road of history.. I’m tired of hearing about the boomers’ days of whine and neuroses; I’m weary of ritual genuflection to their musical icons; I’m utterly disinterested in most of the pop-cult trivia they hold so dear. We’ll probably be better off when that demographic pig has been excreted from the python so we can see the era clearly without choking on the smoke."...days of whine and neuroses." That's a keeper.
He also vents a bit about Patrick Stewart's latest pronouncements that exploring space is a bad idea. posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:55 AM
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Pushing Back The Boundaries Of Stupidity Department: The spam I've been receiving of late is so poorly spelled (in an attempt to get past spam filters) as to be virtually incomprehensible. Here are a few examples:
Suwper chafrge your lojve liwfe!That gem came with the subject line of "bonito coxcomb." "Genneoric Vizagyra"? That sounds like a malady, not a medication.
Another, with the subject "delicatessen rex," offers "The hemalthy way to loyse fhat and keep it owff." Huh. I thought that something was good if it was "fhat." (Or is that "phat?") And "owff" is what the villains say when Batman punches them in the gut.
I'm not sure what's more pathetic: someone who puts out an advertising message that looks as if it was typed by a poorly trained chimpanzee, or that there are people out there who actually respond to these things. posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 12:19 PM
Monday, February 02, 2004
Bandwagon Department: I'll join the happy throng of post-Super Bowl commenters with a couple of observations.