by Suzanne Duchamp. This was painted from 1918-1919.
-A lot of the concepts and themes in this article (Hints of “time before Big Bang”) went WAY over my head; I won’t try to explain any of them. I will say that this BBC Science/Nature article delves into the very nature of time moving in a “straight line” (why putting together a broken egg is impossible, for example), what existence included before the Big Bang, and the “arrow of time” concept.
-The “blogsphere” (Am I a part of that? Please someone tell me I’m not a part of that!) continues to speculate over Apple’s second version of the utterly unnecessary iPhone, which is assumed to be shown off at the fuckin’ “Apple Conference” beginning on June the 9th. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s unfortunate that WordPress users love Apple so much. And how come the “anti-corporate” folk never attack Apple as being an evil corporation? What makes Microsoft and Bill Gates more evil than Apple and Steve Jobs? Gates gives a lot of money to charities? Does Jobs?
-Khalid Sheikh Mohammed wants to be sentenced to death by Guantanamo Bay US officials. He wants to die a martyr. The US Government shouldn’t sentence him to death though, for several reasons. No. Instead, they should submit him, and others connected to the Taliban, Al Queda, Hamas, and whoever else, to the same pathetic dribble that I’m subjected to on a daily basis. Force K.S. Mohammed to watch enough early American Idol episodes, Hell’s Kitchen, and America’s Next Top Model to ensure him an addiction to the garbage of American reality television. Force him to vote between 2 candidates he despises, then tell him his vote never really mattered. Subject him to NFL games with a 1:1 game time to commercial time ratio. Make him read the newest James Patterson or Dan Brown novel. Force him to pay $5 for a cup of “South American” coffee from Starbucks. Tattoo his back with a bald eagle perched atop an American flag’s pole. Feed him only double-cheeseburgers from McD’s. Make him play bass in Rock Band.
Force upon him the shit he hates us for. The really ironic thing though: he might actually end up liking all these things. Or at least becoming so accustomed to them that he accepts them as a part of his life as much as I do. Right now, as he’s sitting in his cell at Gitmo, being yelled and spat upon, he does hate these things though… but does he or I, who’s subjected to the garbage everyday, hate them more?