August 14, 2002Funny of the Moment
"Come in, Moses!"
"We need to know how to kill a giant stone Abraham Lincoln!"
"...Um... lemmethink, um... a giant stone John Wilkes Booth?"
--Jesus and Moses on South Park. Both are members of the Super Best Friends, along with Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna, Joseph Smith, Lao Tse, and Sea-Man, and they need to stop a rampaging Lincoln Memorial. And it works!
I find it really amusing how South Park has Moses as the Master Control Program from the movie Tron, a giant cylindrical head with a wide face on it...also, I wonder how the Super Best Friends would do in a fight against God-Man, the superhero with omnipotent powers.
News of the Moment
Camworld had two Washington Monthly articles by John Marshall: Bomb Saddam?, on the "neocon" hawks advocating war with Iraq (with an interesting focus on how they've been right and how they've been wrong in the past) and Confidence Men on the myth of Bush's team's high level of competence being akin to a stock bubble.