When you hear the temp is -2 then you remember that it is -2 C (only about 28ishF). So, sure, it is cold, but it isn’t really cold (like 0F or below). But there’s still something psycological that makes you double-think things.
Well, I couldn’t do it. Tonight, I went to this semi fancy shmancy restaraunt for dinner and just could not bring myself to eat like the British with my fork in the left-hand all the time. I don’t know what it was…I spent most of my life as a child grumbling about how goofy it was to switch hands. I’ve even done it in other restaraunts before. But there, in this semi fancy place, I just couldn’t do it. I felt like such a hick eating the wrong way (from an American perspective). So, even though I heard the 2 waitresses make a comment about me switching hands, I just couldn’t do it any other way. My parents should be proud! Their manners stuck!
But come November 24th, here’s an idea you might try to make the day extra-special. It’s a one-word idea: Kilts. Think about it — if you’re a male, and you want to bollix-up the nonsensical airport security-industrial complex, one way to do so would be to wear a kilt. If nothing else, this will cause TSA employees to throw up their hands in disgust. If you want to go the extra extra mile, I suggest commando-style kilt-wearing. While it is probably illegal to fly without pants, I can’t imagine that it’s illegal to fly without underpants. I If you are Scottish, or part Scottish, or know someone who is Scottish, or eat Scottish salmon, or enjoy Scotch, or have a vestigial affection for “Braveheart” despite Mel Gibson, you can plausibly claim some sort of multicultural diversity privilege — the term “True Scotsman” refers to soldiers who honor their tradition and heritage by wearing kilts without drawers underneath.
We the people need to figure out how to reign in our government!
Why? I was randomly selected for a naked scan/full body scan at the airport. When they get out the internet will come crashing down…either because the pictures are so popular or because it wants to purge them…
[posted from my kindle 3 3g]
[Update 11-20-2010 05:39:22] Looks like people are really up in arms about this. Check out this article from Bruce Schneier. There is also this account from Penn (of Penn and Teller fame). Too bad everyone doesn’t stand up for themselves like he did. But then, of course, he does have magic celebrity status….
Tonight, Cyndi, Lydia, Isaac, and I are going to the Brockham Bonfire to celebrate. Celebrate what? Bonfire Night. Guy Fawkes night. What’s that? Watch the clip above for a taste. There is going to be a huge bonfire and fireworks. We’ll post pictures and more later.
If you are worried about book selection, don’t worry. Amazon has tons of free books (check every Thursday and you’ll find new free books). If you don’t want to get books from Amazon, you can get anything in a variety of formats (basically the kindle supports every format EXCEPT epub). But, I doubt you’ll have to go anywhere but Amazon…of the 700+ books in our archive, we’ve spent < $20 on books.
First off, let me say that I don’t agree with everything the US Government does. I have lots of problems with so many things that happen around the world. BUT, I want to go on record…this is bunk. The US isn’t perfect–in fact, I’ll go so far as to say we are far from it–but countries like Iran, China, or Saudi Arabia don’t have any business telling the US how bad we are at human rights. The US should immediately withdraw from the council!