Sunday, November 11, 2007

Before I Finished This Post I Remembered That It's Veteran's Day

This week I read two articles about blogging or three if you count the most true one which was actually a T-shirt at that said "More People Have Read This T-shirt Than Your Blog" now allows you to upload your own photos and turn them into posters, although I don't think they're real posters, but rather just little desktoppy things. Still it's kind of fun. Now that having fun has been completely outsourced to EA and the internet, I uploaded a picture of myself to Burger King a few months ago and they simpsonized it. Then I uploaded that picture to and they posterized it. Here it is.
This sort of illustrates the tension between the two other articles I read. One said to update daily to keep the blog interesting, and the other one thought you should keep it interesting by only updating when you have something interesting to report. You can decide for yourself which course this (yawn) blog is taking.
Speaking of other things that aren't that interesting, what is up with evangelical leaders endorsing candidates? I get so irritated when people presume to trade on their faith to tell me how to vote. Here's a quote taken out of context and then redacted,
Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other... but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes... Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue... as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether"

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.


  1. And alas, nary a Lincoln in sight on the horizon.

    Do you think he wore a flag pin on his lapel?

  2. At that time, as now, there were other red badges that you could wear to show your fealty to your country.