Friday, September 30, 2005

One More That Doesn't Matter

On a local radio station in Santa Fe, Radio Free Santa Fe, they have a movie reviewer. His show always starts:

"In a world full of opinions, here is one more that doesn't matter."

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Last night we watched the second half of the recent Martin Scorsese documentary about Bob Dylan,
"No Direction Home - Bob Dylan". Much of the best footage was of interviews. Here is one exchange as near as I can remember it.

Interviewer: "How many song writers who toil in the same vinyards of song as you, write protest songs?"

Dylan: "136"

Interviewer: "You mean around 136, or do you mean precisely 136?"

Dylan: "Either 136 or 142."

There was this priceless bit, I think they were in France, and Dylan is in the car and while they are stopped somewhere these kids mob the car and stick their arms and heads in the window demanding his autograph. He says "No" a couple times and they keep persisting. Finaly he says, exasperated:

"You don't need my autograph. If you needed my autograph I'd give it to you."

He really didn't understand celebrity. Or maybe he understood it all too well.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

First T-Shirt Creation

Jae and I have created our first T-Shirt. We haven't seen one printed, yet. I ordered one just now.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Epidemic in a Virtual World

This is fascinating. In the elaborate virtual World of Warcraft, they had a "naturally" occuring epidemic.

A Dinner to Remember

Friday night, Jae put some asparagus, tomatoes, and a fist of garlic on a cookie sheet and baked them all. We ate all that, with olive oil and salt and pepper on it, and ritz crackers. We washed it down with gin-and-tonics. That's a meal we'll have to repeat.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Best How-To book I have read

On Writing Well is the best How-To book I have read. Schools should require students read it in every year of school, starting in middle school.

Bad Haircuts Are Good For You

I got a BAD haircut recently. I think it is good for you to get a bad haircut every now-and-then. Teaches you humility.

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