7432 – Thoisdee

Bro called yesterday morning, and was very thankful for the bailout.

Monkey with a Popsicle, compliments of beaucoupkevin and Alice.

Sour apes: A monkey bites into a lemon Popsicle on a sweltering day at China’s Tianjin Zoo.

You know what they say… *Monkeys, shown here eating Popsicles, are aware of injustice.* (scroll to article near bottom)


When I got home last night, they were tearing down the little 2-bedroom house in my backyard. That’s a shame… I think that little building had been there since the 1930s or before. Cute little Key West-style place done in white with navy blue trim. I can now look out my bedroom window and see two streets over.

I rather think that I preferred the cozy sense of privacy that I had before, but we’ll see if I change my mind over the next couple of days. I wonder how this’ll effect security and flyby factor for the next major storm?

The street lamp bleeds a little mor [brief visit from Newt-foot on keyboard – /././../] e illumination over now.

Newt was watching the earthmover equipment with fascination…I wonder what he thought they were, from his point of view? I suspect he was more interested in the noise that they were making than anything else.

I didn’t even know the guy in the house had moved out. My brother used to hang out with the tenant’s son, a bodybuilder guy that eventually went to jail for some sort of assault / battery charge on a cop.

I have to remember to let GrayPumpkin see this.

Shatner does Se7en : Soon after the movie Seven came out, the MTV Movie Awards got William Shatner to do this parody. He plays the lead roles as each of his more famous characters: Captain Kirk, TJ Hooker, and himself as the host of Rescue 911. Includes a guest appearance by Carmen Electra as an alien.

Moment of Lyric: (mp3) (I wish I could remember where I found this)

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible – Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another; human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me I say, “Do not despair.” The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass and dictators die; and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers: don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel; who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate; only the unloved hate, the unloved and the unnatural.

Soldiers: don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written, “the kingdom of God is within man” – not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men, in you, you the people have the power; the power to create machines; the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers: in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

– Speech from the end of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator.”

1 year ago – Rydia.net, bills, walk piccies, park urge, chimps, #478

2 years ago – D and depression, Dale moves, addictive cheese, kraft pack, Newt on a ledge

3 years ago – picked up freedom force, shopped for my current bike

4 years ago – sunset quiz, Seuss on the brain, the never fulfilled Stacy cpu, wild child.

5 years ago – Found Heather’s other journal, Touch, contemplating the transient nature of computer pals.


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