I, Chimpanzee

I sometimes wonder if the things I mean to say here are clouded by my inability to express them. Well, that may be, but this article from Kurt Vonnegut, who I am led to believe can actually write, gives me new hope. He makes an excellent point, particularly in the following quote, but man is it a brain-dump meander!

Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas.

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Welcome to my new home

As promised, I’ve now shifted over to Pivot. I’m sure there are many things that are broken, certainly anything that doesn’t appear on this page is questionable. With regret I have also left your fine, fine comments behind as well. The good news is you can hurl abuse at me with renewed vim and zest, as the comment system makes few demands on you, my dear reader.

Please comment your criticisms, even those regarding the accidental Aston Villa colour scheme, and I shall endeavour to css your troubles away.


Having settled in with the new Blogger, I’ve decided that I don’t feel particularly comfortable here. I’m coming to the conclusion that happiness is closely linked to relative comfort, whether it’s being comfortable with your job, your body shape, or just your car. So I’m thinking of shifting this outlet-mall of thoughts that I know you all depend on so fleetingly to a different service, most probably Pivot. So if you see some changes that’s what it is, and if you have alternate recommendations for something that requires minimal services (this, as Tarzan so wisely said, is my domain, but not my server) I’m listening.

On a related note, one of my collection of friends named Andy is back to blogging after a bit of a stutter-start. It’s worth sticking with him, as he is one of those people who are just a step up on the average middle-class college grad (that’s a deprecating self-reference, in case you’re not following) when it comes to well-rounded thought.

So many posts with actual content to make. Perhaps on Sunday…

(edit: yes, I know the Pivot link was wrong!)

What A Refreshing Change

I have on my desk a pack of the new improved Tic Tacs. They are an impressive 30% bigger, an increase I haven’t attempted to verify, though there is a definite increase in girth. On the pack it says “More Enjoyable Freshness”. This could mean that, compared to the old “Enjoyable Freshness” there is now even “More” to be savoured. On the other hand, the same amount of “Freshness” may be enclosed in each container, but tweaked to be of a “More Enjoyable” character. Perhaps it’s both? Perhaps these clever advertising chappies are messing with my mind, despite my pride in being largely unswayed by marketing. Damn their MBA’s and their pretty-boy Men’s Warehouse suits!

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