Thursday, September 30, 2004

Bob Dylan's Chronicles Vol. 1 Out Tuesday

He says he's proud of his new book out on Tuesday, but apparently Dylan didn't enjoy writing his autobiography at all..."Lest we forget, while you're writing, you're not living. What do they call it? Splendid isolation? I don't find it that splendid." (Bob Dylan, Newsweek 2004).

So, that's all I'm writing tonight so I can go out and live.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Thursday, September 23, 2004

There Is No Try

Huh?...Try?...Hmmf...Do. Or Do Not. There is no try!


Go Get Found

One of my favorite magazines of the past couple of years is Found Magazine. It's not for everybody, but it is usually a good test to someone's sense of humor whether or not they like it or not.

The magazine is simply a collection of random stuff people have found. It is hilarious, interesting, and sometimes sad. Good to read when you want to laugh. They have three issues out so far and I recommend picking them all up from their Web site: They also have a new book out that is essentially the same thing. It is equally as good, just more expensive.


Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Will Bush Win In 2008?

I'm tired of the 2004 campaign. It's time to move on already. I know who I am going to vote for, and so do you.

Let's talk about something more interesting, like whether or not Jeb will run in 2008.

Here's my prediction: if W wins then yes; if W loses than yes.

Which leads me to this important question: is it possible to get too much of a good thing?

Saturday, September 18, 2004

It's The Windsurfer Stupid!

For many months, I have believed that John Kerry would handily beat George W. Bush this November to win the presidency. No matter what the [irrlevant and often unscientific] polls said, or the blathering pundits squaked about, I had figured it would all come down to this basic logic: Bush barely got by against Gore at a time when the Democrats were apathetic and didn't care. Bush would have no chance, I reasoned, now that so many democrats have been fired up to vote.

This was my line of thinking before I saw the video of John Kerry windsurfing off a beach in Nantucket about a month ago.

I almost fell off of my chair when I saw images on CNN of this supposed leader-to-be riding across the sea on a windsurf board. This was obviously a planned media event, I guess to make the candidate look virile and energetic. Instead, what I saw was an image of a half naked man holding on for his life -- his bare lanky legs sopping wet as he sailed in no particular direction.

This juxtaposed against a man in a cowboy hat who weilds a chainsaw like it's an extension of his arm. Can you imagine Kerry driving around in a FORD with his dog riding shotgun?

Kerry and his team have lost (will lose) this election in my estimation, not merely because they put him up on that windsurfer (or snowboard, or sailboat, etc.) -- but because they don't seem to care what they are actually communicating. They don't understand that Bush knows, it's the windsurfer stupid!