2008-11-28

tragic irony

Mumbai draws the thoughts and concerns of the whole world (well, those with cable news at least). Just like September 11, many around the world speak of feeling a "moment of unity" against terror. People renew their faith. Innocent tourists and civilians killed by rampaging terrorists bent on nothing less than the destruction of society.

No cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians.
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon


Meanwhile, over in Valley Stream, New York, a crowd of rampaging consumers trampled a Wal-Mart employee to death in order to be the first to get the best deal on stuff they don't need.

Forgive me for pointing out the absurd on a day filled with such dark news.

2008-11-09

a reality-questioning weekend

On Friday I went to a screening of Zeitgeist: Addendum (the sequel to Zeitgeist, which I had already seen a while back). Both movies are dark and laden with "consipiracy theories" about how a small elite group is running the world and controlling everyone. Some of the dark stuff is interesting to watch, but mostly it's just scary and depressing, so I'm not sure I really recommend it.

2008-11-06

Over the top

All right, Obama won, and it's fun and cool and stuff, but this is just friggin ridiculous.

(...why didn't I think of this sweet arbitrage?)