Thursday, September 08, 2005


So well then.  I have an internet connection, which would allow me to blog and do the whole “commenting on news” thing.  On the other hand, I’ve got an organic proficiency exam tomorrow, after which I’ve got the much more enjoyable prospect of putting out small fires, which is to say slightly less enjoyable than starting said small fires.  

But what blog was ever improved by me being more proficient in organic chemistry?  Possibly Jenna’s.  Almost certainly not Hazen’s or either of Rory’s.  Definitely RJ’s, but enough with that.

Two recent deaths which are of incredible importance to everyone everywhere.  Firstly, less importantly, the passing of Chief Justice of the United States (not of the Supreme Court, evidently, owing to a change in title to make the position more obviously connected to the other branches of government) William Rehnquist.  John Roberts is up for the job now, and while Roberts seems less completely batshit insane than what might have expected from President Bush, it would appear to be at least slightly more important now to make sure that he’s actually more devoted to the cause of justice rather than any specific ideology, be it liberal, conservative or otherwise.  But even if he is remarkably conservative, he’s now replacing Rehnquist (who was anyway) rather than O’Connor (one of the swing votes), so net change is zero as far as the makeup of the Court goes..  What I’m concerned about was that Bush may have nominated Roberts precisely because of his moderation and has some psychopath in a holding cell somewhere that would have been released upon Rehnquist’s death, which presumably would have come after Roberts appointment and would have resulted in slightly easier passage than even the moderate Roberts, owing to everyone just being sick of everything already.  

The second, more culturally impacting and probably more recognizable by the general public, Bob Denver died.  Gilligan.  Not only did he enlighten us in the unpredictable nature of life at sea and how one can survive on an island with people that have no business being in the same room together while not actually being competent at anything and the all important not bludgeoning the Professor for making the 90th coconut radio but not addressing the whole “hole in the damn boat” problem, but he also made fashionable the white bucket hat.  Or at least was the first to do so.  Also, he gave Alan Hale something to do for a few years.  Good for that.

Barbara Bush is more or less completely insane, suggesting that "So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this (chuckles)--this is working very well for them.”  Chuckle indeed.  By chuckle I mean… I don’t know what I mean.  I can’t respond to that.  It’s just insane.

Barbara Bush and Kanye West should have a talk show together.

Addendum: While I like the idea of local channels which broadcast local baseball games, I'm very, very confused about Comcast SportsNet, which, since I got cable yesterday, has done nothing but play White Sox games. Which is's odd to turn the television on and wind up once again in the middle of the 4th of a game that you've seen bits and pieces of on two seperate occasions. I just...what the hell.

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