Sunday, December 24, 2006
So you want to spend a Sunday afternoon, on the day before Christmas, with two double shots of Knob Creek, a roast beef sandwich, a little TV and a nap but the Christmas present your wife wants is Pottery Barn cubby shelves that require assembly:
1. It doesn't mean that she doesn't love you;
2. Read the so-called "instructions" all you want but you're still going to do the job by trial and error;
3. Don't use your tools, use the tools they provide and still use only girl-strength because when you hear that cracking sound as you're torquing down on that blind bolt it's too late;
4. Stuff made in Vietnam is much superior in material, workmanship and ease of assembly to stuff made in Thailand.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
If the men who beat a woman on a bus for refusing to sit in the back were to be sentenced by an Israeli court to be staked out spread-eagled in the sand and a fire lit on their genital areas, I would gladly provide the charcoal and lighter fluid. Sometimes barbarity demands a barbarous retribution. (Via Drudge.)
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Dana Pico at Common Sense Political Thought is agonizing over a Christmas gift for his wife. I would think that an old married man like he is (and like I am) would have learned by now. My best thoughts are in his comment section.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Who can mark the limits of Night ... or the moods of a woman? (Roger Zelazny, "Lord of Light".)
A man finds a magic lamp, rubs it and a genie appears. The genie says, "Master, for freeing me, I will grant you one wish". The man says: "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but I am afraid of flying. Can you build me a bridge?" The genie replies: "Were I to do that, I would use up half the steel and concrete in the world. Please ask for something else". The man says, "I have always wanted to understand how women think". And the genie says: "Do you want a suspension bridge or a multiple-arched bridge?"