Saturday, January 30, 2010

thought of the day

My day job has me dealing with the stock market. Yesterday I thought life would be more interesting if the word ticker was replaced with fucker. As in: "Yeah, we're now traded on NASDAQ. Our fucker is T&A." It would certainly make my days more entertaining.

Friday, January 29, 2010

bloody January

Jesus Christ on the crapper! Another one of my heroes has died. Howard Zinn, the left-wing historian who gave us the excellent tome A People's History of the United States. On the plus side, he lived to the ripe old age of 87. Still, I'm gonna miss watching new interviews and talks with him. With his constant smiling and avuncular tone, you couldn't help but like him. Noam Chomsky could learn a lesson or two from Zinn's public-speaking style. . . .

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama's Novel Prize

I didn't bother watching his State of the Union last night. Kinda disgusted with his administration. Probably what irks me the most is the Afghan surge. I loved when he picked up the Nobel Prize how he said something to the effect that sometimes you have to go to war for peace. WHAT?!? That's like saying you love your fiancée but you're gonna fuck as many other women as possible, just to make sure you love her.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

back from the dead

Was going to delete this blog, but I'm gonna keep it going, mainly because when I go on vacations it's the best way to communicate with my family while I'm overseas.

Until then, I'm gonna treat this like a real blog -- no more record reviews.

Here's something that has me down today: the novelist Robert B. Parker has died. Kinda weird how I'm reading his latest, The Professional, this week.