Joystick Controller

When you look at it, it’s really no wonder it’s called a “joystick”.

I grew up spending long periods of time playing with this joystick.

And when I hit puberty, it was double trouble.


The Shins: Great Lyrics

I love The Shins so much I should just shut up.

When our kite lines first crossed
We tied them into knots
And to finally fly apart
We had to cut them off.

Since then it’s been a book you read in reverse
So you understand less as the pages turn
Or a movie so crass
And awkardly cast
That even I could be the star.

The Three Stages of Environmental Action

I believe that within the next 200 years, we will see the following three stages of action / reaction to the environmental issues brewing:

  1. Prevention: people trying to minimize their damage by decreasing their carbon footprint, recycling, etc.
  2. Opportunity: people and industries capitalizing on the “greening” of our lives, as well as shifting values in real estate as coast lines disappear.
  3. Survival: when populations have to move from places like London and NYC, there will be an “every man for himself” frame of mind.  People will see the severe lack and shifting of resources.  They will panic, economies will plummet, and all hell will break loose.

So what can you do now?

Enjoy the world as it is while you can.  Things are only going to get worse.

Trip to Thailand: The Real Story Please?

I’ve never been to Thailand, but I’ve heard the same stories you have about the sex trade there.

I’ve noticed that all the men I know who have gone to Thailand immediately cough up a purpose for their trip: they’re taking SCUBA classes, cooking classes, yoga, hiking.

Maybe they did go for these activities, maybe they didn’t.

Either way, it seems that telling someone about a trip to Thailand immediately necessitates justifying the trip with a non-sex purpose.