Sunday, November 28, 2004

Sunday Blogday Sunday

Speak, Speaker!
According to the Washington Post:

“In scuttling major intelligence legislation that he, the president and most lawmakers supported, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert last week enunciated a policy in which Congress will pass bills only if most House Republicans back them, regardless of how many Democrats favor them….Hastert now says such bills will reach the House floor, after negotiations with the Senate, only if ‘the majority of the majority’ supports them.”

I’m trying to wrap my head around this. So if ALL the minority and SOME of the majority are for a bill, isn’t it possible that the majority of the majority would actually be in the minority?

At any rate, I think I prefer the majority from the Nixon era – you know, the silent one.

Sweden
A Swedish man was arrested after allegedly launching cell phones into a prison yard, using a bow and arrow.

Hey, what about Gomorrah?
SODOM, written in the 17th Century, is expected to fetch over $60,000 when auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. Sotheby’s book specialist told Reuters, "We believe this is the first printed pornography in English literature, a unique copy of the quintessence of debauchery."

I know debauchery can, but can quintessence be copied?

It’s a dark and stormy night, Dave.
The opening of a novel written by computer program, Brutus.1:

"Dave Striver loved the university - its ivy-covered clocktowers, its ancient and sturdy brick, and its sun-splashed verdant greens and eager youth. The university, contrary to popular opinion, is far from free of the stark unforgiving trials of the business world: academia has its own tests, and some are as merciless as any in the marketplace. A prime example is the dissertation defense: to earn the Ph.D., to become a doctor, one must pass an oral examination on one's dissertation. This was a test Professor Edward Hart enjoyed giving."

Verdant greens? So the greens were green? Does this program have a proofreader? Sounds like an exciting story though. A student is going to take a test! I can't wait to see what happens next!

DVD
I had an actual conference call this morning, just like an important person, with Bill and Neil, our director and executive producer, respectively, regarding a humorous insert we will ship, along with the first batch of DVDs.

The DVDs, by the way, are expected to be in stores within two weeks. By in stores, I mean my living room, where Bill and I will gather manfully to meet what we hope will be overwhelming holiday demand.

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