The All-Thing

All stick and no carrot, since ought-three.

`Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on ``I am not too sure''.' -- H. L. Mencken.

各位能夠讀中文得來賓您好。小的這還在學中文中,恐怕中文寫得不太好,希望你們還看得懂。


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Fri, 23 Jan 2004

Scream Remixes

Heh. http://deangoesnuts.com/

Posted at 14:13 | /internet/links | (leave a comment) | permalink

Conference Paper Deadlines

… that are on Mondays are just plain evil. You guys are killing everyone's weekend!

Posted at 10:21 | /misc | (leave a comment) | permalink

African American

Being half-(South) African myself, I can't say I haven't thought of the same thing, especially since college scholarships and the like are so lucrative:

'Officials disciplined students who papered their nearly all-white high school with posters advocating a white student from South Africa for the school's "Distinguished African American Student Award."'

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/01/22/king.controversy.ap/index.html

Jeez, I guess making decisions and classifications based on these completely ill-defined race groups is a bad idea? Why don't you just come out and say that it's all about skin pigment? Or is that just another thing you can't say?

(from mf)

Posted at 10:19 | /news | (leave a comment) | permalink

Tennessee Waltz

This is a great old country song. There was a state waltz craze for a while, but as far as I know, only Tennessee and Kentucky produced anything memorable. But the Tennessee Waltz is slightly cooler because it's self-referential:

I was dancin' with my darlin to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see...

Way cool. Chords and lyrics here, though the versions I know don't use all those lyrics and don't do all the 2-5 stuff either... damn fancy pants.

Posted at 09:14 | /media/music | 1 comment | permalink


   

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