Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, December 16, 2005

Jim Jones

Don't drink the Flavor Ade.

So, I am going to take my ELE 119 final in about twenty minutes. It should be pretty easy; I have been using DOS for nearly 15 years. Any ways, I wanted to talk to all you shiny happy people about the silly season. Why, why, why do we do this to ourselves? What possible redeeming quality could there be to purchasing 300 dollars of crap for someone you haven't seen in eleven months? Have any of you been to a mall recently? It's like an episode of Wild Kingdom, where we are the Hyenas and the merchandise is the eviscerated wildebeest.

Look, just think about why you are buying that eighty dollar compilation of Mandy Moore's greatest hits. If you can't come up with a better reason than "I have only got Jerry eight presents", put it down and look for something a little more meaningful.

Like a hug.

Discordant thought; Have any of you ever seen a Spotted Owl? I think it's all a scam to keep lumber prices high.

1 comment:

Drunken Chud said...

i ate a spotted owl once. tasted like a cross between bald eagle and great auk.