Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I'm now an official, card-carrying member, of the ACLU. Our current President actually managed to piss me off enough that I joined the ACLU. My fiscal conservatism has historically overshadowed my social liberalism, resulting in a slight preference for the Republican party... but seriously: W? Is this guy really the son of the first President Bush? Winston Churchill once said "Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Is it that I have neither heart nor brains? Or is this all just bad timing with W stumbling into the oval office during my early 30's?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Two kinds

There are two kinds of people in the world...
  1. People who look at the picture below and think "Yeah, so?"
  2. People who look at the picture below and think "Gee, Mark bought another bicycle. I'm sooooooo surprised! But wait... What's that thing next to the bicycle... Is that a dining room table?!?! OH MY GOD!!!"

Monday, January 09, 2006

Dog Quotes

I can't think of anything interesting to say, so I'll simply dedicate this post to all the dogs I've loved before (Hi Holden! Hi Gracie! Hi Conan! Hi Lucky!), and share with y'all some of my favorite quotes:

  • I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. - Gilda Radner
  • You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, 'My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!' - Dave Barry
  • Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another. - Adam Smith
  • If your dog doesn't like someone, you probably shouldn't either. - Anonymous
  • The more people I meet the more I like my dog - Anonymous
  • In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. - Edward Hoagland
  • When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. - Edward Abbey
  • My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I "should" be doing. - Lonzo Idolswine
  • Better not take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when you're coming home his face might burn up. - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy
  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings
  • My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am. - Toby & Eileen Green

Sunday, January 01, 2006

This is your life

...and it's ending 1/1600th of a second at a time.
[First/last shots from a 9-shot sequence]