May 15th, 2004

breaking bad

to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is

Kurt Vonnegut wrote a new thing.

Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.

I got this from metafilter - which by the way is becoming a fab resource. I read a very wise comment there.

'I think Vonnegut's real talent is as a motivational speaker for compassion'

Motivational speaker for compassion. Is there anything better to aspire to? Apart from actually being compassionate of course. Don't expect miracles.

By way of contrast here is an account of a Vonnegut lecture, in which he says some good stuff, but is quite wrong about the Internet. Give him a break, he's 81.
breaking bad

I'm looking at you, Wogan

Memorise this and repeat it at your leisure while watching the Eurovision song contest, the run up to the elections, and Donald Rumsfeld.

(I've never linked to a sound sample before, so we'll see if this works: EdIT I think it does)