Hello. Thought this would be a good time to start this little machine up again. And just so this isn’t entirely a self-referential post, I’m calling it for Obama. It’s 7:10pm EST and I’m feeling optimistic. Welcome back. See more of you soon.
One of Blackbird’s favorites adorns her jack-o-lantern this year.
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -H.L. Mencken […]
The NY Times tells it like it is with this beautifully functional visual map of the Obama Administration’s 2011 budget proposal. Be sure to click “Hide Mandatory Spending” to see just how little of the budget is up for discussion this year.
“Froggy, Daddy. See froggy?” (froggy is a lawn sculpture in the neighborhood) “Um, I’m not sure, sweetie. Where is the froggy?” “Might be down the street?” That, in a nutshell, is how things have changed since one year ago. Blackbird is no longer a little mystery. She’s a little girl. She has opinions, preferences, thoughts, […]
This is just fantastic. It is at once prescient, naive, thoughtful, and simplistic: Via Daring Fireball
YouTube’s comments section is not an appropriate venue for your world view. YouTube comments are worse than bumper stickers, in terms of intelligence and depth. Also, if your user name is “DonutNinja” or “No2NWO”, you should probably not bother at all. If it’s not clear to you why this is, then perhaps it’s time to […]
May those that love us, love us. And those that don’t love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles So we will know them by their limping. –Irish Blessing May we all remember the lessons we’ve learned since, not just the pain we suffered […]
Ikea, after decades, has changed its corporate typeface. Its Futura look-alike, Ikea Sans, has been replaced by Verdana. If you shop at Ikea, start watching them, because changes like this one are often an indication of lost direction.