Thursday, May 8, 2008

Arthur the Octopus

"They always want me to say who is the best writer in America today, and I can't think of any name but Al Capp... One of the symptoms or diagnostics of literature should be that it is read, that it amuses, moves, instructs, changes and criticizes people. And who in the world does that more than Capp? I think Capp may very possibly be the best writer in the world today."
-John Steinbeck, 1953
Biography: Al Capp 2- A CAPPital Offense

11 comments:

Edgar Alpo said...

Murstest to pieces.

Edgar Alpo said...

Almost 300 comments of encouragement for Obama here.

Akubi said...

Scroll down to the May 08, 2008 at 05:42 PM comment on this 'losing his bearings' thread.

Anonymous said...

Get a cackling Hillary ringtone here

Edgar Alpo said...

There wuz sum looser(tm) H8Rs in there too. I swear they are on the neo-con gubbermint payroll. What a bunch of scum bucketz.

Akubi said...

Speaking of scum bucketz, I'm currently watching The News Hour with Jim Lehr coverage of Burma and am thoroughly disgusted with the junta. They are nowhere to be seen, the Buddhist monks are doing all the work so why don't we just say screw the visas and such and go there and deliver supplies and health care. If we just leave supplies for the junta to distribute it certainly won't get to those who need it.

Akubi said...

When I say "we" I don't mean the U.S. (which any country has reason to fear these days), but some large international charitable organization. Corpses are rotting, malaria and god knows what other disasese will start spreading soon enough and the junta couldn't give a rat's ass.
If anyone knows of an organization that is successfully getting directly to the people in need and providing hands-on logistical and medical assistance please let me know.
BTW I wish the media would stop calling Burma Myanmar.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Unfortunately "screw the visas" doesn't work too well in a country that has people shot for less than an illegal border crossing. I certainly wouldn't want to go first. It's a bad situation.

Edgar Alpo said...

akubi, The US and international relief organizations can only help with cooperation from local governments. You might want to brace yourself, there is going to be a lot of misery and death over the next two decades. A lot.

Akubi said...

The junta is nothing in comparison to the number of monks and people who want them out.
It might seem old fashioned, but I do believe in the power of the people - particularly if the cause doesn't personally benefit them.
It is just plain wrong to sit around while a million innocent people die, but I don't know what else to do.

Akubi said...

Very sad pictures from Burma.