The Optimus Prime Zippo lighter. Too expensive for me to get for her as a gift, though.
Archive for April, 2007
There are no young-earth geochronologists. It doesn’t get really fun, though, until the geology puns start getting tossed around in the comments.
I spent some time at work yesterday, and was startled to hear sounds in the office when I knew good and well that I was the only person in the building. After a few minutes of listening, I realized that there was a bird trapped above the ceiling tiles, and I was able to ignore it.
This morning, one of my coworkers got too creeped-out by it, so we ended up removing one of the ceiling tiles so the bird could get out. About half an hour later, a young starling poked its head out, then flew into my office. It quickly found a window to flap against (our windows don’t open). I caught it and took it outside. When I turned it loose, it flew across the street, no doubt to tell its friends about the weekend it spent in durance vile.
Now look what you did. You didn’t respect the environment.
Then I reached the last paragraph, and got really worried … what if I’m wrong, and this letter isn’t satire?
11 The same people who believe Americans have no sense of humour laugh their heads off at The Simpsons.
I’m not going to address whether this is a contradictory concept; this one just resonated with me because of a trip Marion and I made to Australia a year ago. We made a side trip to Adelaide so I could visit relatives, which was quite nice (apart from having to avoid Uncle Mike’s insane doberman). However, I was shocked to learn that my cousin and his son felt that watching The Simpsons gave them an accurate picture of the US and its inhabitants.
Think about that … then wonder how widespread that sort of thing might be, and what effect it may have on world attitudes about the US. My relatives get their ideas about the US from The Simpsons. Perhaps others use Desparate Housewives, or Aqua Teen Hunger Force, or Lethal Weapon?
Now think about this … what are your impressions of other countries based on?