Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Metamorphosis

Kafka in Progress

Also note Star's portrait of Lovecraft.

In unrelated news, PhDiva discusses arugula and asks:
Does Senator Obama know that he has been going around the country telling people that he is taking the ancient equivalent of Viagra?
And what on earth is
Bill Clinton munching on?


Akubi said...

Gates cited two embarrassing incidents in the past year. In one, a B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and flown across the country without anyone realizing nuclear weapons were aboard.

In the other, four electrical fuses for ballistic missile warheads were mistakenly sent to Taiwan in the place of helicopter batteries. Gates said an internal investigation found a common theme in the B-52 and Taiwan incidents: "a decline in the Air Force's nuclear mission focus and performance."

Akubi said...

Plan to save whales strangling in red tape
Rep. Henry Waxman said the long, drawn-out process within the office and Vice President Dick Cheney's office is demoralizing career government scientists.

"I think many of the scientists who work for the government are very frustrated, and scientists outside of government are astounded to see the scientific method so abused by this administration. There's been a politicization of science to either ignore the science, rewrite it, or to suppress it," said Waxman, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Waxman said the Bush administration thinks the "science shouldn't bind them. They're going to do what industry wants."

CNN made several requests to speak with officials at the Office of Management and Budget about the delay in action on the proposed rule. The agency's Jane Lee issued this statement: "We cannot comment at this time on an ongoing rulemaking process. We are confident, though, that the longstanding rulemaking process will provide an approach that will achieve our shared goals."

Members of Cheney's office said they do not comment on internal deliberations.

"Really good scientists, inside the government and outside, all agree on what to do to protect right whales, and yet, it's being thwarted at the administrative level," said Jacob Levenson, a biologist with the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Edgar Alpo said...

Egad. The world in devolving into chaos.

Edgar Alpo said...

Check out the US attorney general. He's so old he probably wears a diaper. What a joke, he couldn't find his ass with both hands. Now he's going after terrorists. LMAO!!!

Akubi said...

Yeah he looks like he regularly depends on Depends, but that really isn't as important as his singing ability.

Who cares about trillions in debt and missiles accidentally flown over our heads - what really matters is show tunes!

Akubi said...

Hey guyz,
I have a B-Day coming up that will solidly land me in the “late 30’s” zone – what should I do?
I find dealing with my dogs, cat and the economy troubling enough.
However, I’ve been told I’m reaching the last call for alcohol age. Should I feel scared and in need of expensive shoes?

Edgar Alpo said...

Hi akubi,

First things first, Ashcrofts voice is terrible!

Now that I have that out of the way, happy B-day coming up! You wrote:

However, I’ve been told I’m reaching the last call for alcohol age. Should I feel scared and in need of expensive shoes?

There is never a last call for alcohol, but you will find that the hangovers hurt worse than they did when you were younger, and they hurt when you are young, so a word to the wise about over-doing.

Expensive shoes, if they make you feel nice, hell yes! May I suggest an entire new ensem.? Everything from hat to boots, then go get some loosely-vegan(tm) pasta and some wine. Have a good one!

Casey Serin said...

I'm not qualified to give advise™ to people in their late 30's... seeing that by the time I reach that age, I'll still be getting my 60-something parents to buy my food and change my diapers! ;-)

Akubi said...

Hi Edgar,
Not only is Ashcroft’s voice awful, but he reminds me of some twisted character in a David Lynch film. I can easily imagine him dressing up like Judy Garland and singing to himself in the mirror.
Well it’s more than a month until my birthday, but the existential dread is already beginning to affect me.
As someone who regularly walks and rapidly wears out my shoes, I can’t imagine anything sillier than those highly impractical, expensive Manolo Blahnik shoes favored by the Sex and the City “ladies”.

Hi Casey,
No offense, but I sure hope your parents throw you out before then. They’d have to be even crazier than Ashcroft and expensive shoe fetishists to do otherwise.

Edgar Alpo said...

I was thinking more along the lines of something like this, only throw in a hat.

Centipede said...

As far as Nancy Sinatra, Some Velvet Morning is my favorite.

"Some velvet morning when I'm straight..." reminds me of KC and G.