Wednesday, 6 February 2008

I'll have to follow up on these predictions from
as to the fallout of Super Tuesday.

'But there are three points that I think will likely emerge as the night goes on:

1. McCain will not lock this up tonight. He'll have to go on to win Virginia and likely all the way to Texas, but if the exit polls hold, he has to hope that Huckabee - who's played his wingman for about the past three weeks - continues to play nice and is content to coast to being the Last Action Hero's Veep.

2. Romney continues to perform horribly in the South, despite having a ton of endorsements and a very good campaign organization. The South is still the most personality-driven political arena in America, and there are some things that not even money and machines can overcome. I don't think he's going to get enough momentum out of the West to change that in the coming primaries.

3. I respect Dr. Dobson more than a lot of other folks, but the idea of releasing a statement that he'll stay home and won't vote in a McCain-Clinton election this late in the game indicates to me that he isn't all that enthused about throwing support to Huckabee or Romney. Had Dobson announced this a week ago, he would've had a definite impact today, and moved a few key points to whoever he wished. But by waiting and making this a non-factor, I think it's a sign that as much as he dislikes McCain, Dobson is resigned to the fact that he's the likeliest nominee.

My prescription for getting through the night: I recommend strong bourbon and a large dose of Michael Barone and Karl Rove.'

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Intelligence of the Voting Public

Once again, here we are.

Call it what you will ... Super Tuesday, Super Duper Tuesday, Giga Tuesday, Tsunami Tuesday or the Tuesday of Destiny.

When the greatest total number of states hold their primary elections to elect their delegates to the national conventions at which each party's presidential candidates are officially nominated.

It's pucker-time for the wanna-be alpha males across the United States.

Of course, if things go wrong they'll have to settle for less, much as they've been doing for the past 232 years.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Supersizing Gone Wild!

Damned if I know what to say about this.

This video demonstrates a young man's attempts to eat a burger composed of the equivalent of 8 McDonald's Quarter Pounders - a DOUBLE POUNDER! This video clip is essentially porno for carniviores.

Maybe they should consider giving inmates on Death Row in the U.S. a diet of these babies until all their appeals are worn out. They would die full, happy and very, very quickly.

Super Bowl Madness, Revised


All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy victory of the Giants over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.

Super Bowl Madness

Good news about the Super Bowl. Apparently somebody won.

Surrounded by Humanoids

The other day, while I was killing time at a junk store, I found an object made of two three-inch nails bent around each other - kind of like a metal pretzel. Assuming that they must represent some form of puzzle, I began attempting to separate them [thereby proving my superiority over the humanoids surrounding me] when it suddenly dawned on me that no solution may actually exist for this problem ... what I was holding may well represent the obscure cast-off remainder of some unknown industrial manufacturing process. The only reason for the hope of a solution was the projection of my own need for a solution into the situation. On that thought, I put my new 'toy' down and continued on with my perusing through the other 'pre-enjoyed' objects.

This is, at a microscale, what I constantly fear is happening across the planet right now. We, as a species, always assume that we will eventually figure out the solution to the big problems because problems, by there very nature, must have solutions. [I believe that James Lovelock's observed that Gaia, the planet as a whole, will continue to survive but H. sapiens, on the other hand, cannot automatically assume their that continued survival is guaranteed under the current system.]


Well, I can't take the credit for any of these but I liked them enough to post them. They are all the work of Robert 'Banksy' Banks, the British graffiti/graphic artist and bon vivant. Banks has a number of samples of his work, both indoor and outdoor, at his site as well as a bit of info on himself.