Monday, February 13, 2012

There's No Tomorrow

Dermot finally finished his film. I've watched it and I think it's brilliant. It's a 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Did I Say Something Wrong Dept...

I travel a lot for my business and, in doing so, I meet a lot of people.  This past weekend I was working a trade show.  A nice gentleman walked into my booth and totally ignored anything to do with my business.

"Scholars say that Christ was probably born in April," he informed me in all seriousness,  "And, yet, we celebrate his birthday in December.  Do you know why that is?"

I smiled. "They wanted to keep the pagans happy," I answered, "so they moved it to coincide with their festivals."

He gave me a grin.  "Ah, an informed Christian!"

I bit my lip and only smiled in return.  I felt it best to be polite.

"You must be an Episcopalian."

I shook my head, smiled, and said, "I'm sorry, but no, I'm not."

His face darkened.  "Oh,"  and off he went.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Yeah, yeah...

I know, I know.

Things have been busy around the bunny hole.

Winter is coming.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Be Good Kiddies and Eat Your Veggies

Early in the morning, Mr. DN likes to watch a certain news talk show.  Today’s lead off story was how tomato paste was deemed a vegetable to keep pizza and french fries as part of the school lunch program.  The ruling that their status should be changed came after objections from the frozen pizza and potato growing industries.  The host of the program went on to state that the biggest problem with this was the risk of cardio-vascular disease later in life for the children.

Hello?  Newman?  Newman?

Sorry, honey.  While protecting the health of children is certainly important, the biggest problem with this awful scenario is how we allow corporations to influence government policy to the detriment of everything else.

I got up in disgust and walked away. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

La, la, la....

Today has been a strange day.  To me it feels like the world is holding its collective breath, waiting for that big freekin’ shoe to drop.  I made the rounds on the Internet, expecting to catch a glimmer of what’s coming down the pipe, but found a lot of noise and distractions cluttering up my path.  MF Global.  YU55.  Unexplained Internet outages.  Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Israel’s beating of war drums.  Each on their own is enough to scare the bejeebus out of anyone, but for some reason my bunny ears tell me that’s not it.  There is an unforeseen disturbance in the force.  That has unsettled me.  Step lightly, folks.