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March 1, 2007


Today's theme is the word "arrogant."

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Jeff R.:VII: The Chariot

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford.

Before Ford created the American automobile culture, he built and drove race cars, with a major victory in 1901. The same year, oil first gushed in Texas and Czolgosz made Teddy Roosevelt president. This is no coincidence.

The impact of cars (ideally sleek, large, fast, loud) on the collective psyche is impossible to understate, from penis-substitute to aphrodesiac, from the tanks that win wars to the oil-thirst that starts them. Nobody says "He almost hit my car"; they say "He almost hit me."

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Jim: Heavy Is The Head

King Mordul leaned back on his throne of skulls and steepled his fingers while his lieutenants exchanged uneasy glances. “How many kings have ruled this land?” the king asked.

“Sixteen, Milord,” replied the wizard Anthran.

“And what brought down the previous kings?”

Master Assassin Sneel squeaked, “One time, there was this guy with ferrets…”

“Drinking poison meant for somebody else,” the Guard Captain said.

“Enough!” ordered Mordul. “It was arrogance that killed my predecessors. Therefore, I shall seek humility!”

“Then there was the giant serpent…” Anthran added softly.

“Shut up!” Mordul commanded. “And bring me the Sphere of Ultimate Power!”

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