Thursday, May 26, 2005

Genuine emotion in the Senate

I was truly impressed with Ohio senator George Voinovich's honest and heartful appeal to his colleagues in the senate on the matter of the Bolton nomination. It was refreshing to see something so far removed from the grandstanding and political posturing that usually passes for debate in that institution -- on both sides of the aisle. That Voinovich has aligned himself in opposition to the White House is even more impressive. One wonders what could be accomplished if more of our elected representatives acted out of individual conscience rather than party loyalty.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

NatLamp clings to life.

As an avid fan of the original National Lampoon, I was surprised to learn that the next-generation National Lampoon has a home on the web. Well, that's not entirely accurate. The truth is I haven't visited the NatLamp site in a very long time, and was simply surprised that it was still around.

I'm no longer in my early 20s, and my tastes have matured just a bit, but dammit, funny is funny, and this collection of slightly altered bookcovers made me laugh out loud.