Monday, January 26, 2009

the self-referential OCD experience

One of my kids saw an episode of "Monk" at somebody's house, and expressed an interest in seeing more. (We don't have cable....)

One of the local libraries has it, but their run (five seasons, twenty?-some discs already) was (of course) all jumbled at random on the shelf. And it's only logical to start watching it from the beginning, right?

So in order to find and bring home the earliest disc they had, I found myself carefully arranging their run of "Monk" DVDs into chronological order...

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Friday, January 23, 2009

There's a simple explanation, really

Inaugural Day.

Two Supreme Court Justices.

Both of them, Republican appointees.

One of them is 88 years old, and tasked with administering a 74-word oath, and does it perfectly.

The other is 53 years old, and completely botches the administration of an oath only 35 words long.

So what's the obvious difference here?

The one who was hopelessly incompetent at the simplest aspect of his job was the Bush appointee.