Your occasional dose of cynicism and randomness.

More politics..

As the far right out there continue to complain that we're all going to end up in a socialist country (and I've made the comment myself), I'm seeing lots of propaganda out there. I stumbled across this article written a year ago on that had this line:

What these people don't seem to understand is that the majority of those "astounding technological advancements" came as a result of war! Don't believe me? Let's name a few:

microprocessors (Used by pretty much anything with a "brain", including computers, watches, gps, cat scans, cell phones,

"A genuine socialist democracy would put the ingenuity and astounding technological advancements of recent history to use for the improvement of human society, not its destruction."

Almost Famous...

moosebutter is getting quite a bit of attention lately thanks to a new YouTube video. I love the attention that it's getting, but my jealous nature also wishes the group had a little more recognition for the song, as opposed to all the people who think the poster sang it. (I'm not on the recording, so I really shouldn't care, right?)

A sight for sore eyes

I posted in my Halloween post about getting contacts. Now, I don't intend to replace my glasses. I generally don't mind wearing them, and I think I look good in glasses. There are times, however, that contacts would be really convenient. So I went and got some.

Even though I don't intend to wear them all the time, I figure that I do need to take the time to get used to them, so I've been wearing them as much as I can stand lately.

Unfortunately, that isn't much.

My eyes itch non stop! I know I'm not supposed to rub them, but I can't seem to help it. Putting drops in my eyes only makes it better for a few minutes.

At this point, my eyes are red and raw. My left eyelid is painful to the touch. I've only had these things for a week, and I'm still trying to build up my tolerance to them, but I'm not sure how much more I can take.

Anyone else go through contact trouble? Any advice?


On the day after the Election, I offer you this IM conversation between me and Joel, regarding his job interview yesterday:

jarjackson: Good morning, comrade. I trust that your day is productive and fruitful. Remember that to work is to feed the masses. Glory to the republic.
jarjackson: How was your assessment?
Joel Hiller: Glory to the Republic! The Employment Minister will of course determine which occupation suits me, and then allow me the same living allowance as everyone else.
jarjackson: Excellent, the Glorious Republic no doubt will chose perfectly. Is there any indication of the Minister's decision?
Joel Hiller: This conveniently eliminates the needless, unfair practice of competition. The Minister indicated it will only be 2 or 3 years before a decision is reached, so I feel especially fortunate.
Joel Hiller: There are multiple options for the Minister to choose from.
jarjackson: Of course, the Republic can no longer sustain unfair practices, such as religion, which only allows some to attain rewards. The Minister's wisdom is unmatched, and until such a time as his decision is reached, you are welcome to starve with your family under my porch, as long as the Secret Service doesn't find you.
Joel Hiller: A most kind and generous offer, comrade
Joel Hiller: I am most honored to starve with my family, so long as there are other comrades who do not wish to work. After all, it is only fair that I shoulder my share of the burden.
jarjackson: ... i'm turning this into a blog post.
Joel Hiller: Awesome