Wednesday, August 11, 2004

How to make an Odious

3 parts competetiveness

1 part arrogance

3 parts ego
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Add lovability to taste! Do not overindulge!

I swear I just put in my name.
I just saw that Arkansas is billing itself, at least on license plates, as "The Natural State". Considering that the natural state of man leads to war, and thus

[i]n such condition, there is no place for industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor the use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving, and removing, such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and the danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
--Hobbes, natch.

They might as well just spell it out:
"Arkansas: Nasty, Brutish, and Short; Also no Arts, Letters, or Society".

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Words fail me. Orangutan kick-boxing.

Via Something Awful.
Tell me: What supports the earth? The high water. But what supports the water? A great flat rock. But what supports the rock? Four golden whales. But what supports the golden whales? A fiery river. But what supports the fire? Another fire that is twice as hot. But what supports the other fire? An iron oak that is rooted in the power of God.

--"a Serbo-Bulgarian manuscript of the 15th century"