Friday, January 26, 2007


I was going to write about the "bizarre secrecy" surrounding the government's defense of its wiretapping program. Reading about a federal judge asking a Department of Justice lawyer what his security clearance is only to be told that his level of security clearance is itself classified and the government filing papers with themselves seemed like a good Kafkaesque place to end the week. But alas, already had it on their site and I looked for something else to coment on. It's worth a read if you don't have time to plow through "The Trial."

I didn't get much farther since I saw this story posted on as well. If you can't beat them, join them. In Rhode Island a Roman Catholic elementary school has banned talking during lunchtime after three recent choking incidents in the cafeteria. No one was hurt but that didn't stop the principal from turning the place into a monastic lunchroom. Would calling for "help" if your lunch buddy is choking be considered "talking?" Would actual choking sounds constitute "talking" or just "gurgling?"

Maybe God was trying to choke those students to death. You ever think of that? Maybe it was all a part of his divine plan which most of us can't figure out unless you're asking for money on your religious superstation. Maybe you're actually interfering with God's will. See that's the problem with trying to divine what the Divine has in mind. It's just a guess. Isn't it?

Now the next question is what happens if some student chokes on his blessed turkey sandwich? Should the principal ban lunch at lunch or just turkey? I know what I would do now. I'd ban the principal.


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Yesterday's news, dude.

10:04 PM  
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