"As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that."
28 December 2012
Spotted when I went running the last two evenings, one basset hound, several white-breasted waterhens, joggers of various varieties, one prime minister, one prime minister's wife, three bodyguards, a couple of unidentified dogs, one monitor lizard, two squirrels, many tourists including Chinese ones, three wedding couples, three photographers and assistants.
27 December 2012
Quoting my friend, Tom:
"It's like Doc Martens. They used to be used exclusively by punks in the U.K. and were badass. Then, before you knew it, there were sold at Urban Outfitters in the color Pink and every punk wannabe chick had a pair. The only thing that sucks more than conformity is non-conformity."
The works of M.C. Escher are commonplace. They appear in calendars and these calendars are very popular. For some strange reason, a lot of friends that I know who like the work of Escher seem to think that they are the only unique person around who likes Escher. I find that strange because I have many such 'unique' friends.
Bah. No season left. As early as one month or so ago, I said that the season was essentially Manure's. I think I am right. I will likely stop following this season except for the Champion's League. Nothing much left to watch.
26 December 2012
I had a curious dream last night. I dreamed that I was a waiter serving in a diplomatic dinner in a crumbling mansion in Italy. I dreamed that I had opened the windows and looked out at the expanse of the industrial town, the tall smokestacks, the dirty factories and warehouses.