daylight losing time

October 27, 2002
Dang it, we all push the clocks back today. Welcome to the dark winter wonderland.

Image of the Moment
--I was the "Pied Piper of Hamelin" for Brooke's Halloween Bash. This is a closeup of one of my fearsome (if squeaky) rats.

Quote of the Moment
"In human stupidity, when it is not malicious, there is something very touching, even beautiful... There always is."
--Leo Tolstoy

Online Comic of the Moment
Ranjit pointed out "Boy on a Stick and Slither", a somewhat surreal comic that I hadn't seen before. At its best a bit like Life in Hell, otherwise just a little random. It's worth reading through the archive, but if you're in a hurry, I really liked the first one, this view on cowboys 'n' indians, and this one on mints.

News Quote of the Moment
"A double-dip recession is not like a roller coaster in these recessions the second dip is usually worse than the first."
--The Idaho Statesman. Was googling on "consumer confidence" after hearing an NPR promo for an interview with a guy who thinks that with slipping consumer confidence, the consumers might be on to something. The Idaho article doesn't cast the double dip as foregone conclusion, but why do I have this urge to start stockpiling water and canned goods?