Happy Birthday to me

To celebrate my birthday, Marshall and I went for a walk, listened to music he didn’t really care for, went out with family for steak and I bought new shoes.

Not bad.

Here’s the proof:

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Also, in addition to responding to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on Facebook, I wrote two posts there today. One was a plug for this blog with Google Analytics campaign code attached to the end about the weekend before and one about my birthday adventures today.

Bill Watterson grants rare interview

The next print issue of Mental Floss will contain an interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator and genius Bill Watterson.

A brief except of the interview is on its website.

I could not take the strip with me if I quit, or even prevent the syndicate from replacing me, so I was truly scared I was going to lose everything I cared about either way. I made a lot of impassioned arguments for why a work of art should reflect the ideas and beliefs of its creator, but the simple fact was that my contract made that issue irrelevant. It was a grim, sad time. Desperation makes a person do crazy things.
-Bill Watterson

No collapse tonight

Now that the uninsurable can learn what this vilified Obamacare is all about because a minority of elected lunatics fail in their attempt to collapse the world economy, I bet many poor people who have historically voted Republican will finally be able to see a doctor.

They will, however, continue to vote Republican, as they will forever cling to the notion that the Republican party cares about poor people and their concerns. Tonight, 144 of them, including my own Congressional representative and both Texas senators proved they do not. If the debt ceiling was not raised and the shutdown continued, poor people would suffer the most.

In a world where we see such rapid change spurred by information and technology, it’s important to remember what doesn’t.