October 10, 2003
Sign of the Times
He gave an excellent talk, and just when I thought I wasn't going to get to congratulate him, they sped things up at the end so that everyone could get their book or DVD signed. Much more later, when I have a chance to write it up.
Posted by James at October 10, 2003 10:28 AM
Another sign of the times? This week's Economist magazine. You know it's bad when a conservative (for the most part) magazine has a picture of Bush & Blair on the cover with the title "Wielders of Mass Deception?"
The lead article is damning. I read the subhead and said "Ouch!"
I thought this Economist article "Red George" was also interesting to see:
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Some speakers would be annoyed if an audience member got the biggest applause of the night. I don't think Moore was annoyed at all when a Vietnam-era veteran brought the house down with an impassioned speech about the way the US treats its veterans. Moore decided to let the guy have the last word (and a hat). Somehow I can't picture Rush or O'Reilly doing that.
you btw, for letting me hang around in that extremely long and slow-moving line to get a chance to tell Moore what I thought of his work.
I'm sure no one has ever told him before that he's wicked cool. ;-)
And thank YOU for arranging this little outing!
I just realized you scanned your DVD. Mission accomplished!! Tonight, I'll toast you with a delicious beer.
I'm hankerin' for one right now, but I'm at work reading up on interpretations of the Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to my job. It's somewhat dry reading, which explains my need for a delicious beer.
If you really, really want to know what it is I do, this might help explain part of it:
Since when do you need a reason to want a delicious beer?
I ask you: Where was the emphasis in that statement? On the word "you," or on the word "reason"? Moreover, is the "you" the universal you, as in "one," or is the "you" specifically in reference to me?
Careful--your marriage may depend upon your answers...
I'm sure Bob meant the universal "you."
For, who in the world needs a reason to want a delicious beer? No one, I tell you.
Mmm...beer...I'm heading home to have one right now. Later in the evening, depending on how the game goes, I may drown myself in some beer.