Thursday, October 06, 2005
Inanity Grab Bag! Photoshop Humor, Braves Humiliation, Unspeakable Violence in South Georgia, and the Phoenix-Like Rise of Al Gore in 2008?
This is some of what I was doing yesterday in my Photoshop CS class. I did this during the text section of the day's lesson plan. Anyway, my idea for this exercise was to design a cover for a travel magazine that really hated the idea of travelling. I thought it was funny, and I also thought the photo was hilarious. Like a leprechaun Nightcrawler preying on American girls. Maybe it was funnier yesterday. Whatever.
After class, I went to Panera (which is a sandwich place conveniently-located next to my wife's school), bought a drink so they couldn't hassle me for taking up a table, and then I wrote sheer brilliance for an hour. Then Peggy called and I picked her up and we went to CeCe's Pizza for dinner because they had the Braves playoff game on the television there. And also because their food is very cheap (Yes, yes, I know. And gross. But it should tell you something about where we live that CeCe's is one of the better restaurants in our area. I mean, wow.)
The Braves screwed the pooch last night. They lost 10-5. In one night, the Astros revealed everything you need to know about the Braves' fatal flaw: we have no reliable pitching. Our season's heroes have all been hitters. Though maybe we did deserve to win our division for the 15th time, we probably don't deserve to advance to the National League Championship. Maybe next year we can buy some pitchers. Enough of that. I know no one's really interested in Braves baseball.
Oh yeah! Georgia finds the best ways to make it into the national news. Sometimes I wonder if the stories the national media goes out of their way to pick up are because that's what's newsworthy, or if it's because they best fit with the elites' vision of what Georgia is. Anyway, the story his time is about a couple of black guys who've been robbing trailer parks in south Georgia, trailers inhabited by Mexican illegals who work in the area picking peanuts and cotton. Because illegals don't have any documentation to open up a bank account, they hoarde all of their cash in their homes. They're very vulnerable living and working here, and the US, for better or worse, currently helps keep them that way. Anyway, these guys killed five immigrants one night this week, and all but one of the victims members of the same family. I guess when something juicy like that happens to this class of people, it's good enough for the news. Probably helped that a baseball bat was used, but I can't find the article that mentioned that fact again. The GBI says these kind of attacks are getting more prevalant down there. Mexicans getting mugged, their cars shot up, etc.
One last thing. Al Gore gave an awesome speech at a media conference in New York City the other day. It was about what's happened to our national media in recent years. It's a great speech but it makes me sad, yet again, that Bush was selected over him in 2000. I think Gore would be doing a much better job were he still in office, though I guess that's too obvious a statement to actually bother writing down. It did make me hopeful to hear some pundit say, "watch for Gore in 2008". That would be awesome. Hillary, Al, and John Kerry sniping at each other during the primary. Al in the race would make it all the more interesting, but I think with Al having been out for as long as he has been, criticizing the president as well as he has been, whether it's on Iraq or his work to erode a free press, he might be a stronger candidate than either Kerry (fresh loss) or Hillary (too centrist). All right. Out.