I sure am…
I’ve been traveling a lot lately. I was over in Australia during Easter. It was interesting to note they celebrate Easter the same way we do : by commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night. Gee, I wonder why we’re so messed up as a race. You know, I’ve read the Bible. Can’t find the words “bunny” or “chocolate” in the whole book. I think it’s interesting how people act on their beliefs. A lot of Christians, for instance, wear crosses around their necks. Nice sentiment, but do you think when Jesus comes back, he’s really going to want to look at a cross? Maybe that’s why he hasn’t shown up yet.
– Bill Hicks, “Easter,” Rant In E-Minor
- “Once upon a time, a group called the Clash sang, ‘We’re a garage band.’ But who can afford a garage nowadays?” Ian Svenonius explains the current rock scene in terms of space and buildings. (Thanks, Mike.)
- Also, check out the Weird War site. And my write-up from the Miami days.
- Archive.org has the whole Power Of Nightmares documentary (never shown in the US) available for free download. Sean shared this with me last year, and I highly recommend it to anyone who, like me, wants to learn more about the rise of fundamental Islam and neo-conservatism in the second half of the 20th century.
- Bill Hicks’s solution. More Hicks quotes.
- Finally, these Fibonacci poems are getting out of hand. The NYTimes has a report. Don’t forget who showed you how way back when.