Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Well, I didn't get anything written yesterday, but at least I have a new chair. I must have sat in thirty different chairs at Staples before I found one that roughly approximated my old writing chair. It was delivered this morning and my butt is now getting acquainted with it. Butt, meet chair. You two will be spending a lot of time together. Oh, and we shopped at L5P for birthday gifts for Jennifer, as today is her birthday. That's about it for yesterday, really.
Tonight, Spooky and I are planning to gorge on Middle-Earth. We're watching the Platinum extended-versions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, back to back, beginning about 7 p.m. Then tomorrow night, we see The Return of the King.
Idiots are murdering black bears in New Jersey. With the population at a mere 3,200 (estimated), hunters have been licensed to kill as many as 500. That's almost 16% of the state's population wiped out in one fell swoop. So I have a modest proposal. Tit for tat. To be fair, I propose that the state of New Jersey license a hunt of humans, not to exceed 16% of the population of the state. That's about 1,346,296 people. Sounds fair to me. Women and children are "fair game," just like with the black bears, and hunters of humans will be permitted to strap their kills to the roofs of their vehicles, eat their prey, and have them mounted by taxidermists, just like the people killing the bears. By culling such a small number of humans, the overall breeding population shouldn't be damaged, and perhaps it will cut back on welfare expenses and ugly suburban sprawl. Just think how this could help traffic in Newark. This might even help energize the economy, as hunters could export "long pork" to less barbaric states. Alternately, they could feed it to the surviving bears.
If you want information on less "drastic" ways of deterring the slaughter of New Jersey's bears, visit The BEAR Group's website.
Here's an e-mail from Katrina, a hopeful bit of something regarding my comments on the Charlie Brown Xmas special:
I thought you might find it reassuring that, while recently visiting my 2 1/2 year old nephew, he actually asked my sister to put in Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. Other than a few Peanuts videos and a few Pixar films, he rarely watches television or videos and I'm selfishly hoping that things stay that way.
Also, thanks to Patrick Foley, who sent me very kind words from Washington, but whom I neglected to thank yesterday. And thanks to everyone indulging in our eBay auctions.
Now I must brush my teeth and return to "The Dry Salvages." To communicate with Mars, converse with spirits,/To report the behaviour of the sea monster...