May 26, 2008

Talking about tomorrow's interview:

Me: "If I want to stop for coffee tomorrow morning on the way to the interview I better..."
Allison: "Leave earlier?"
Me: "Wear a tarp."

The timing couldn't have been more perfect. My wife, on occasion, can play the perfect straight man (the comedy role, she's lousy at being a heterosexual male, in all ways).

May 25, 2008

Sometimes I have trouble realizing two people are really different.

For the longest time, I thought John Waters and John Hughes were the same person. I was astounded that the guy who made Pink Flamingos also made Pretty in Pink.

I guess you could put them together and get Pretty in Pink Flamingos? That would be a hell of a movie!

I have to disagree with one of my favorites

Dahlia Lithwick is one of my favorite journalists, the courts editor for Slate Magazine. Unfortunately, I have to take an issue with her latest column, on the allegations of vote fraud from the right versus the allegations of voter suppression on the left. She calls for a bilateral disarming from both sides, largely due to the success of the right in getting voter ID bills passed and the recent Supreme Court case which legitimized them.

Dahlia tries to downplay the fact that, while there is no conspiracy by the left to stuff ballots, there is a concerted effort by the right to enact laws and policies to reduce the votes by those on the left. In an attempt to be even handed, she equates two side which are clearly not equal.

May 21, 2008

My lovely wife

"My mind is a blank, and every so often the words french fries blip across."

This quote earned her a rare trip to McDonald's.