Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Still doing a little sprucing up, but I have links today

I'm still not done playing with the look of this page, but I haven't had a lot of time to mess with it this week. Maybe today will be better.

Interesting stuff in today's Lasso, the blog of the Austin American-Statesman. In an entry entitled "The Eternal Sunshine of a Mind Just Like Mine", there is a discussion continued from yesterday's entry of how we tend to isolate ourselves into little groups of people who think just like us. Of course this creates a very us-against-them mentality and I'm sure eventually it'll break out into a shooting war. Except all those gun nuts (THEM!) will have the guns and WE! US! will have, um, hopefully U.N. peacekeeping forces or something. As someone who grew up among a whole lotta "them", I don't have many solutions to offer. Everybody thinks everybody else is crazy and dangerous, with no end in sight. Maybe we'll finally get together when the aliens land and suddenly we have a much bigger "them" to worry about, and suddenly gay marriage doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore.

On McSweeney's front page today is a satirical piece listing "Movies Directed by Mel Gibson's Father, Hutton Gibson" (now world-famous holocaust denier). Sample:

Poor Judgment at Nuremberg: A war crimes tribunal convenes in Germany, but since there has been no Holocaust there is nothing for them to do. Court is adjourned and everyone goes to lunch.

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