Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Last night I knew ya, tonight I don't"

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.......vol. 68
Happy birthday Bard. Happy birthday to you and your rapier wit.
The father of English literature.
The writings of which all else are to be measured by.
Happy birthday to you William, who on the same date, some 52 years later, would die mysteriously.
Here is to all of the great plays and lines of rhyme and meter you composed.
Thank you for your symphony of words that brought imaginations to life in the Middle Ages and for the year that followed. 
Thank you Mr. Shakespeare.
For we are all just players on the stage of our lives'.
And, congratulations to you Hillary on your win in Pennsylvania. Now what do you do?
The Republicans unknowingly or unwittingly have now successfully divided the Democratic party and are ready to conquer as old white man Mccain can sit idly back with his feet on his ottoman hands around a martini, at his favorite country club and watch the festivities.
How could the Democrats, after Iraq, Katrina and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown be in the situation they are currently in?
Karl Rove couldn't have written a more Machiavellian outcome.
Oh, by the way, Happy post Earth Day.
Can anyone really afford to save the planet? It's so expensive. We have to dispose of those light bulbs really carefully.
I mean they are filled with mercury. 
It's such a nuisance.
But then again, so is clean air.
Did anyone else hear about the 3rd graders in Georgia, that were plotting to kill their teacher. 3rd graders!!!
Plotting to kill their teacher?! 3rd graders!!!
They were assigning fellow students tasks, such as who's going to bring the broken steaknife and who's in charge of watching the door and closing the windows.
3rd graders!!!
What's the price of a barrel of oil going to end at today? $120? $130?
Mahmud Ahmadinijaed says $115 is way too low, and it probably is too.
I predict that we will be paying about $5 for a gallon of gas by the end of the summer of 08' in the US.
But, when compared with England's $8 a gallon, and they have to pay $50 a day, just to drive their car into downtown London(which is a really good idea), doesn't seem so bad.
We will finally be able to point the finger at China and India and Southeast Asia as the ones who need to clean up their act.
Too bad we don't have a finely tuned mass transit infrastructure throughout the US.
We better start building one quick or build a lot more hybrid buses.
Finally I would like to end on a celebratory and positive note. 
On April 8th of this year, a native son of our great state of Minnesota and from the small Iron Range town of Hibbing, near Duluth, won a long deserving honorary Pulitzer Prize.
Robert Zimmerman has been writing and recording great music and art since 1961 and is still going strong.
From "Freewheelin" to "Highway 61 Revisited" to "Blonde on Blonde" to "Nashville Skyline" to "Blood on the Tracks" and "Desire" to "Time out of Mind" and "Modern Times", he still searching for and producing that "mercurial sound".
The former U of M student still performs 200-250 shows a year. The most influential musician of the 20th century.
Not bad for being a card carrying AARP member. 

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