10:29AM – It’s funny that the DoD released playing cards with Iraqi leaders on them just as I was reading Annotated Alice (Alice in Wonderland). Saddam is the Ace of Spades. The obvious thing for us to do would be to created a deck for the US so foriegn countries like Syria (preview of next article) will know who is ordering their execution. Bush would obviously be the Queen, running around yelling “off with his head”:

“No, no!” said the Queen. Sentence first–verdict afterwards.”

“Stuff and nonsense!”said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”

–Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”

8:54AM – I think I have SARS, or maybe I’m just a hypochondriac, or maybe I should be going to bed at ten instead of one. In either case I’ve been pretty sluggish lately, I don’t really give a damn about my job except the economy is never going to get better and I might as well get used to being “the phone guy” (who also fixes computers, the network, cable television and every technical thing they can throw at me). I’m making diddly squat right now, having been stupid enough to leave a good-paying job where I worked nearly sixty-five hours a week because it was finally an opportunity to just program all the time.

Fuck it, I’m just plain tired of working. I’ve never had a real vacation (time between jobs does not count) since I entered the “real world”. I was planning on seeing some friends and stuff in August, but I’m thinking of going to Costa Rica instead and sitting on a beach for a month drinking Mai Tais. Maybe if I like it enough I’ll move there. Hell, I sure a fuck don’t want to live in this country in five years seeing as we are going to be officially starting WWIII in a few years. Anyways, I’m buying gold, so I’m not worried.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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