Wednesday, July 13, 2005

About Fucking Time

Nobody but us diehard hockey fans care, but this is long, overdue news.
And this analysis is right on the money. This was a textbook example of a Pyrrhic victory, and it will be years, if ever, before hockey regains the prominence it once held as one of the top four sports. It's like 7th now, behind NASCAR, College Football and College Hockey, if it's that high.
Thanks a lot guys.

Heh. ;)

I found this to be really funny.

We're gonna party like it's 1005

It's safe to say that Pope Benedict the 16th is a fundamentalist. It's clear from his writing and his comments about a great number of things, that he's clearly thinking its some other time than 2005. I mean, if he thinks Harry Potter poses a threat to your immortal soul, then clearly he's living and thinking it's a different time.
Now I'm not a theologian, (but I play one on TV), but it seems to me that Fundamentalism of any sort, in inherently unnatural for humans. Why? Well, it seems simple to me, Humans experience time in linear fashion ever moving forward. I will be unable to re-experience anything that happened from a second ago. Anything or anyone that attempts to relive or re-experience anything from the past is going against the natural order of things. It's over and done with, and we all have to move on and figure out something else.
The very basic thing I was able to glean from the grotesquely obtuse Foucault's the Order of Things is that, like Jung's collective unconscious, humanity has a collective cognition of sorts. As smart people come up with new ideas on how to look at the world around us, the rest of us slowly pick up on these thing and leave the old ideas behind.
Which is one of the reasons why none of the major religions sacrifice animals or people anymore, although you could probably make a case for fundamental Islam, or Islamism.
Anyway, just some basic thoughts on the new Pope's ass-backwardness.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Why I really like Tony Blair

Clearly, the recent rejection by the French people of the EU constitution wasn't sufficient to humble the insufferable Jacques Chirac. So, he goes as normal and says something stupid:
The French president declared that the only thing the British have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease, the French daily Libération reported.

And this is why I like Tony Blair:
But Mr Blair made what appeared to be a reference to Mr Chirac's outburst when asked if Gleneagles would be an anticlimax after Singapore.

"I won't say the G8 summit would be an anticlimax to it because that would be undiplomatic and I know when I go there I will be in the presence of very diplomatic people," he said.

Full article here. Originally linked from Drudge.