Monday, June 04, 2007

The Search Continues...

... to find a dumbbell squat that doesn't *feel* to me like a dumbbell squat, so I may fool myself into thinking that I LOVE squats.

Tonight's variation looked like this (trendy work-out gear not included):

But with, you know, weights like these:

And it all ended up something like this:

Games I Seriously Need To AVOID


It's like those fucking claw thingie machines that you just keep feeding quarters into, only it's free! EXCEPT FOR ALL THAT TIME IT EATS FROM YOUR LIFE.

But I did make myself work on Black Desert line edits and do laundry beforehand.

OK, back to line edits and some French exercises, but dear LORD that game just ate another HOUR from my life.


And that would be....

So, Ray Bradbury insists that the public has been "misreading" Fahrenheit 451 since, well, 1952. According to this article he wants to "make news" by speaking out about his real intent behind writing the book. It is not a book about censorship. It is "a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature."

And yet:

Bradbury imagined a democratic society whose diverse population turns against books: Whites reject Uncle Tom’s Cabin and blacks disapprove of Little Black Sambo. He imagined not just political correctness, but a society so diverse that all groups were “minorities.” He wrote that at first they condensed the books, stripping out more and more offending passages until ultimately all that remained were footnotes, which hardly anyone read. Only after people stopped reading did the state employ firemen to burn books.

So.... the people... censored... the books?

I'm thinking his issue is more about disuading the belief that it's some heavy-handed government doing all the censoring, and not the people themselves.

It's the people who are participating in their own oppression. They censor and burn their own books.

Governments are run by people, too.

Isn't This Counterproductive?

There's nothing more annoying than having to carb-up after working out because your sugar's low.