Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

This is the strangest thing I’ll read all week:  an analysis of Gilligan’s Island as an illustration of the economics of fiat currencies.

The article itself comes from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a
Libertarian group, so gods only know what you’ll think of them, but
there you have it.  Gilligan’s Island can be taken
seriously.  In light of this, I ask that you please run screaming
from the room in an orderly fashion, and good night. (more…)

Wondering what the agenda for the Republican National Convention will include?  I submit the following:

(Blatantly stolen from Media Mantic, where you can read the whole thing.)

2004 Republican National Convention Schedule

6:00pm – Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30pm – Pledge of Allegiance
6:35pm – Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd amendment)
6:45pm – Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46pm – Seminar #1: Iraq Strategeries? Voodoo/DooDoo WMD
7:30pm – First Presidential Beer Bong (more…)

Those who know me know that I am obsessed with zombies – not so much
with their eradication, though I am glad to know that Kath has
volunteered to lead us to safety in case of a large-scale outbreak of
undead, but more with their place in sociopolitical commentary
masquerading as mass-media entertainment.  I love zombie movies.

That said, I’m glad to know there are people in the world asking important questions like how long the lights will stay on when the dead rise.  It’s a little insightful planning that goes a long, long way when we head for the hills. (more…)