Wednesday, September 01, 2004
When to drink:
Whenever anyone says 'Holy _____'.
Any time some scientific theory or discovery is mentioned.
Any time anyone is dehydrated or rehydrated.
Any time words accompanying physical blows are written on the screen.
Whenever there is a riddle.
Whenever Cat Woman meows.
Whenever Penguin uses his umbrella to joust or blow smoke.
Whenever Joker pulls a prank.
Whenever anyone says 'Yo Ho'.
I am sure that I will shortly own this movie--so there may be other rules later (the ones above I am sure will suffice).
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Such points as:
- Be sure to build up good credit so you can get a loan in case you need it to pay for medical expenses (what a change of concept from 'assume that your health insurance, or others, should and will pay for all necessary medical care').
- A woman who only saves her best looks, manners and housekeeping for company is saying that she cares less about her family's comfort and opinion of her than she does of total strangers. Point being to make an effort to look nice and keep up the house for you and your family, not to put your 'alone' manners out for public consumption.
Monday, August 16, 2004
I grew up in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. For those unfamiliar with this area of the state, and its unofficial mascot, The Jersey Devil, the Pine Barrens are generally the mainland area near all of the famous South Jersey shore spots. My parents bought a four-acre property when I was five years old. I heard my father tout the property as an investment--a boon in his old age when he could divide it and fund his retirement. It was when I was about ten that a law was passed governing the amount of frontage a property could have--it was slightly more than half the frontage of his investment. That was it: no more additional income from 'his' land. My best friend's father purchased 20 acres when she was little. They held onto to it for 20 years and finally built their retirement home. They sold it three years later to escape the property and income taxes of New Jersey and fled to Delaware. During the sale, they realized very little return on the investment--the lone house they had built on that 20 acre parcel was the full extent of the development allowed by the time they sold--another retirement ruined. New Jersey--the land of broken dreams and little equity.
Kim--no longer a 'Jersey Girl'
Saturday, August 14, 2004
Friday, August 13, 2004
Using his DIM theory, Peikoff substantiated his backing of Kerry. This is the subject of Peikoff's recent work. Courses of DIM, taught by Peikoff, have been given. We were fortunate to have as guests last night two philosophy grad students from U of Penn. He explained that DIM stands for Disintegration, Integration, and Misintegration. Peikoff's web site describes D1 and M2 as they relate to his opinions of Kerry (D1) and Bush (M2):
For purposes of this excerpt, listeners unfamiliar with DIM can equate 'D1' with the advocate of a mixed economy, and 'M2' with the advocate of totalitarianism.