"one really great thing i did manage
to fit into my busy schedule this week was that wednesday night
i went to see david rees, the creator of get your war on, which
is one of the best satirical cartoons out there and certainly one
of the best critical pop-culture responses to the war on terror,
etc.. he was a good speaker, funny in a casual way, incredibly down
to earth and very matter of fact about the comic and the sudden
fame/notoriety he's gained over the last year. and a really genuinely
good guy, who's donated every penny he's made from his success -
a considerable amount - to the de-mining of afghanistan."
"I was in the Superior Court today,
down in Monmouth County. That's where the Criminal Division is retrying
the State's case against Rabbi Neulander. I only know that because
the talking heads from Court TV parked in the Attorney/Jury Parking
Lot, rather than that general public lot. They had taped down the
power lines for their cameras and transmission vans across the parking
lot, which the lawyers, myself included, gleefully ripped up as
we drove in for trial call. It's a small bit of passive aggressive
revenge for the irritation caused by the court reporters during
the Impeachment and 2000 Election cases, back when I was on the
"I'm sure this comes as no surprise
to any of you, but daymn I just love being able to boss people around.
I try be nice about it all, but the fun factor is still high. Like
just now, I called someone for information that I need put on a
CD and now I've messed up his lunch hour. I know, I'm sick and evil,
but there's something so good about it."
"In today's exciting lesson we learn
something very important, water is nomadic.
For example, the toilet starts to overflow in a rather nasitly
unnoticed way. The water, apparently, will sit on the bathroom floor
for a while, but will eventually migrate in a downwards sort of
fashion. Overpopulation leads to a rather dire need after a point."
"Me: I wanna merkin. I can use it as
Laura: Hopefully not a used one.
Me: Sure, it'd look like i had a furry labia on my eye.
Me: But I think it'd be a fashion statement.
Laura: "Gee, there's something fishy about this eye patch..."
Me: *winces* "
'Say It Loud, I'm Black and Hateful' Aaron really is a nightmare:
an intelligent black man who somehow still buys into the 'identify
with our suppressed brethren in the Middle East via the American
Black Muslim door because they are Muslim and Black Muslims are
Muslim [of a sort] and I am black so when they are done with my
Palestinian and Iraqi brethren they may come after me.'"