This mugshot needs an explanation.
(I just got this in from Netflix. Don’t spoil the end for me.)
Do you have a plan?
My long term plan is I’m thinking about eating lunch sometime today. What, when and where hasn’t been worked out yet.
I’m an idiot.(Not a question. This is a fact.) Two weeks ago, I put my iPod down on a seat on the commuter train and left it there. The question today is, do you think that somebody turned it in to Lost and Found?
And here are the results of yesterday’s poll:
It seems that 37% of Cynical-C readers still harbor some faith in the kindness of strangers. Suckers.
That iPod is long gone. I’ve called Lost and Found a few times to no avail. (Oh, it was a 30gb iPod classic video one that I lost. Which I used only about half of capacity. )
And if you want to know where my feelings lie on the kindness of strangers, I actually bought a replacement iPod before even bothering to call the Lost and Found. But at least I still called. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope left in me. Sucker.
So I guess the lesson in all this is… buy a Zune.
Millions assert that the philosophy of Christ is perfect — that he was the wisest that ever uttered speech.
Let us see:
Resist not evil. If smitten on one cheek turn the other.
Is there any philosophy, any wisdom in this? Christ takes from goodness, from virtue, from the truth, the right of self-defence. Vice becomes the master of the world, and the good become the victims of the infamous.
No man has the right to protect himself, his property, his wife and children. Government becomes impossible, and the world is at the mercy of criminals. Is there any absurdity beyond this?
Robert Green Ingersoll, “About the Holy Bible” (1894)
(First posted on May 30, 2007)