Saturday, August 25, 2007

New stuff on the way

If anyone has come back here looking for updates, you may have noticed I haven’t posted in a few weeks. If you like what you’ve read, I’ll be posted regularly again soon. I have been busy with work and a vacation recently, but I’m also rethinking my approach a little. I don’t want this site to be a place where I deposit every useless thought that occurs to me, and believe me, there are a lot of them. I want this to be better crafted than that, and I have also been told that the content needs to reflect the title more readily, and I’d have to say I agree. I’d welcome any feedback about that, as well. Drop me a line at and tell me what you think.

Until then, here are a few random thoughts:

It’s depressing to me that there are ninety-six Romneys in the world, and they’re now traveling in a group stumping for Uncle Mitt. That’s apparently just the ninety-six who happen to have a summer to kill. Someone should paint “The Boys from Brazil” on their tour bus. I can’t even name ninety-six members of my family, living or dead.

George W. was out on his father’s boat, the Fidelity III, in Maine a few weekends ago. What happened to Fidelity I and II?

Democrats and Republicans are in full gerrymandering mode now, trying to redraw districts to maximize their election gains. Here’s another approach – think of some relevant ideas that might appeal to people in the districts as they exist now. That way, you won’t have to fart around with protractors and crayons.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been showing off his rock band, the Capitol Offense, on the campaign trail. Does anything look more unnatural than a politician with a guitar?

I interviewed Mort Sahl for an article that appeared in the Boston Globe on Friday, and he had a couple of nuggets that may resurface here later in the context of a larger piece.

On trying to find comedy in current events:
“Life outdistanced art, unfortunately. You can’t use the exaggeration you used to because everything is credible.”

On his worldview:
“It’s optimistic but I don’t know if it’s justified.”

When I told him the philosophy of this blog, “Things suck, but they’ll get better.”
“It’s been a long intermission, I have to tell you. Especially in the comedy clubs.”