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June 2, 2001
Quote of the Moment
"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
--Charles Babbage

News of the Moment
Canada moving closer to legalizing marijuana. Man, they are so much cooler than us in so many ways. They just have a better attitude about stuff than we do. I don't smoke, I don't really want to, but it really ticks me off that I could get into so much trouble if I did.

On the other hand, from the poetic justice department, Jenna Bush may see some jailtime thanks to her daddy's draconian zero-tolerance law. Man, wasn't Bush a party-heartier 'til at least his late 20s? What is it, only Nixon could go to China and only W could crack down on heavy drinking and probable cocaine use?