Saturday, July 28, 2007

This post is reserved for commentary unrelated to 6 Degrees of Casey Serin to The Cat in the Hat

Is there a subtitled version of Bubble Fiction, an intriguing film Tokyomango mentioned today?
She writes:
How do you make failed economic policy into a funny, futuristic comedy? Bubble Fiction, a new movie by Yasuo Baba, does it with a fake funeral, a time machine, and a cast of silly happy characters. In 1990, the Ministry of Finance announced a new fiscal policy that led to the infamous bubble burst that drove Japan into a long recession. 17 years later, research reveals that things are getting to bad that the country will be driven into the ground within two years. Not good!


This space reserved for 6 Degrees of Casey Serin to The Cat in the Hat entries.

7 comments:

Ogg the Caveman said...

Murst!

Mark said...

Can anyone send me a copy of his last talkcast that was on 07/27/07? You can send it to agantx@aol.com. Thanks a lot!

Centipede said...

The talkcast summary and mp3 link is available here.

Ogg the Caveman said...

The MP3 on talkshoe.com is just the talkshoe jingle. I'm told that all the others are like that too. Unless somebody grabbed a copy before that happened, it's gone.

Edgar said...

The Whos down in Whoville liked people a lot,
But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not.

He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos,
But stole the election that he really did lose.

Vowed to "rule from the middle," then installed his regime.
(Did this really happen, or is it just a bad dream?).

He didn't listen to voters, just his friends he was pleasin'.
Now, please don't ask why, who knows what's the reason.

It could be his heart wasn't working just right.
It could be, perhaps, that he wasn't too bright.

But I think that the most likely reason of all,
Is that both brain and heart were two sizes too small.

In times of great turmoil, this was bad news,
To have a government that ignores its Whos.

But the Whos shrugged their shoulders, went on with their work,
Their duties as citizens so casually did shirk.

They shopped at the mall and watched their T.V.
They drove a gas guzzling big S.U.V.,

Oblivious to what was going on in D.C.,
Ignoring the threats to democracy.

They read the same papers that ran the same leads,
Reporting what only served corporate needs.

(For the policies affecting the lives of all nations
Were made by the giant U.S. corporations.)

Big business grew fatter, fed by its own greed,
And by people who shopped for things they don't need.

But amidst all the apathy came signs of unrest.
The Whos came to see we were fouling our nest.

And the people who cared for the ideals of this nation
Began to discuss and exchange information--

The things they couldn't read in the corporate-owned news,
Of oil drilling, restricting rights, and CIA coups.

They began to write letters and use their e-mail.
(though Homeland Security might send them to jail!)

What began as a whisper soon grew to a roar,
These things going on they could no longer ignore.

They started to rise up and reach out to all.
Let their voices be heard, they rose to the call,

To vote, to petition, to gather, dissent,
To question the policies of the "President."

As greed gained in power and power knew no shame,
The Whos came together, sang "Not in our name!"

One by one from their sleep and their slumber they woke,
The old and the young, all kinds of folk,

The black, brown and white, the gay, bi- and straight,
All united to sing, "Feed our hope, not our hate!

Stop stockpiling weapons and aiming for war!
Stop feeding the rich, start feeding the poor!

Stop storming the deserts to fuel SUV's!
Stop telling us lies on the mainstream T.V.'s!

Stop treating our children as a market to sack!
Stop feeding them Barney, Barbie, Big Mac!

Stop trying to addict them to lifelong consuming,
In a time when severe global warming is looming!

Stop sanctions that are killing the kids in Iraq!
Start dealing with ours that are strung out on crack!"

A mighty sound started to rise and to grow,
"The old way of thinking simply must go!

Enough of God versus Allah, Muslim vs. Jew--
With what lies ahead, it simply won't do.

The American dream is not only for wealth
By ignoring the need for community health.

The rivers and forests are demanding their pay,
If we're to survive, we must walk a new way.

We need no more excessive and mindless consumption.
Let's sharpen our minds and garner our gumption.

For the ideas are simple, but the practice is hard,
And not to be won by a poem on a card.

It needs the ideas and the acts of each Who,
So let's get together and plan what to do!"

And so they all gathered from all 'round the Earth,
And from it all came a miraculous birth.

The hearts and the minds of the Whos they did grow,
Three sizes to fit what they felt and they know.

While the Grinches they shrank from their hate and their greed,
Bearing the weight of their every foul deed.

>From that day onward the standard of wealth,

>Was whatever fed the Whos' spiritual health.

They gathered together to revel and feast,
And thanked all who worked to conquer their beast.

For although our story pits Grinches 'gainst Whos,
The true battle lies in what we daily choose.

For inside each Grinch is a tiny small Who,
And inside each Who is a tiny Grinch, too.

One thrives on love and one thrives on greed.
Who will win out? It depends who you feed!

Author: Unknown

Akubi said...

@edgar,
That's a classic.

@All,
Given the current state of the IAFF saga, where do you see 6 Degrees of Casey Serin going? I really love the entries, but given the fact that the Casey situation is winding down, I'm thinking that a weekly game may be too frequent...

Edgar said...

...where do you see 6 Degrees of Casey Serin going? I really love the entries, but given the fact that the Casey situation is winding down, I'm thinking that a weekly game may be too frequent...

The game can continue. Casey Serin to Jack the Ripper, Casey Serin to D.B. Cooper. Until KC is locked up the saga will go on.