- Son: Dad, why are all your pictures blurry and weird colors?
- Me: Because that's the way we liked them. They were "vintage" looking.
- Son: That's dumb.
- Me: You're dumb, son.
I used to really over-think things. Now I really under-think things. I don’t know at what point this switched, because I don’t remember a point where there was a happy middle.
This thought brought to you without much thought.
Today in Salt Lake we’ve had snow, hail, thunder and sun. It’s THE END OF APRIL!
Of course, if this teaches us one thing it’s that the majority of climate scientists are wrong. That is, if you take the term “global warming” at face value. Which, I mean, why wouldn’t you? Science is hard. Talking points aren’t.
Do you like to read? If so, what’s your favorite book?
I do like to read, but I don’t do a whole lot of it anymore. I used to read classics but these days I prefer non-fiction: tales of adventure (“In to Thin Air”, Jon Krakauer), politics (“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, John Perkins), history (“A People’s History of the United States”, Howard Zinn), war (“The Rape of Nanking”, Iris Chang), political strife (“First They Killed My Father”, Loung Ung; “Shake Hands with the Devil”, Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire). You know, real feel-good stuff. I’d rather be moved by a book than simply entertained.
The book that had the most impact on me was probably “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig. It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve read it though, so maybe it just came along at the right time.
Of course right now I could use something light and comedic. So… anyone have a copy of Sarah Palin’s book that I could borrow?
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wars, I guess? I work on computers for a living (linux no less-completely geeky) and I know I’m supposed to play video games, read comic books, love me some sci-fi, live in my parent’s basement and never get laid, but I’m a terrible geek because none of that applies to me. Well, except the part about never getting laid, that applies.
I could ask something flippant. But what a waste, right? So tell me, Jeb Ro: are you the consistently mellow, friendly guy you seem, or are there times when you tear at the walls?
No, I’m pretty even-tempered (read: boring) and it’s not often I’ll get so upset over something that you wouldn’t want to be around me. I’m a master of keeping things pent up and releasing them little bits at a time, like farts when in mixed company. That being said, it’s hell to be me in my head when I’m upset about something, which again isn’t often. I think I’m secretly Canadian.