OK, so Arnold Schwarzenegger is now the governor of California. I'm a
good republican and all, but doesn't this remind anybody else of the
planet described by Ford Prefect in So Long, and Thanks for All the
Fish? First, let's set up the story: a spaceship crashes on Harrods,
and a huge robot comes down the ramp and says, "I come in peace, take me
to your lizard."
"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
said Ford, ... "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so
straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are
lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur,
hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get
rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said
Ford. "They've all got the vote so they all pretty much assume that the
government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government
"You mean they actually vote for the
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again,
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the
wrong lizard might get in."
Posted late at night. [ /politics ]
about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My
brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
instapundit (like many, many
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.
Arts & Letters Daily
The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I
set up this blog 4 years ago.)
(especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!
Worse Than Failure
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.
Other interesting political commentary
(and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web
(What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos
I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
New York Press
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of
The Fabulous Ruins of
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page