time for love
because Dum-dum will win again
do old Beats go to retire? GZO Jones headed for Brazil. We've found
scant documentation that he can even keep a beat, but that has nothing
to do with the fact that Jones always makes deadline and, one way
or another, never shies away from a question. He likes to consider
himself some sort of missing link between the 1950s and the new
century. We like to consider that he works cheap.
Dear Dr. Jones,
So last time you said that the prez wouldn't have
talked about the moon if Sadam had been captured first ... then,
Saddam gets captured and the prez adds Mars. What's going on? What
say you now?
I Gotta Know
What can I say? Poets, priests and prognosticators
sometimes falter. Your TV weatherman can't accurately predict anything
that he couldn't find out by sticking his head out the window. So
why is your good doctor held to a higher standard?
All you math nerds out there will recall that chaotic
systems are susceptible to initial changes, no matter how small.
For you math slackers, that's what is popularly called the Butterfly
Effect. Hey, if politics isn't a chaotic system, I don't know what
Seriously, though, the same reasoning holds true
from before. This is all just revving of the election-time engine.
I heard someone rationalize Howard Dean's recent Bon Scott-esque
tirade by saying that, and I quote loosely, "We can't have
another election of Hum-drum vs. Dum-dum, because Dum-dum will win
Truer words were never spoken, and Dubya's "strategery"
of schlock-rocket to the moon will score him big points if he carries
it off. And the American public will just cheer their little hearts
out when they see a man (or foxy lady) on Mars. At least, until
the little green men with ray-guns follow the astronauts home. Then
we'll all wish we were Saddam safe and sound behind bars
Meanwhile, what about the missing weapons of mass
destruction? The dubious contracts with Halliburton? The vanishing
civil liberties? The ever-lower taxes for rich people? The lack
of comprehensive health care?
For some reason, those things no longer seem to
register with the masses. So just sit back, folks, and watch "reality
TV" and make your botox appointment while your planet goes
straight to hell.