Tomorrow is Easter. There was a kind of a cute cartoon in B.C. today about it. I like when they get the message across and don't labor over it or overdo it or PREACH or EVANGELIZE. And it goes over smoothly. Not like a clunk on the head. And when you see subtle stuff like that, you kind of feel good, like you know what you know and you believe what you believe and it is cool. A while back I got all over someone and said they didn't need to worry about my soul cuz God gets me, and we are buds. I am comfortable with that and I think people who think I am irreverant need to take some special kind of yoga class that teaches you how to unpucker your asshole.
So, somehow, I got linked to this rather erudite website, mises(dot)org. I think it was some economic revelation that Louie sent to me. (It is a website espousing the Austrian school of economics and I was able to get info from the resident economics major on why Keynesian won out even when it shouldn't have. Politics and stuff. ) He always feels he needs to lend me some ammo when one of my intellectually superior friends takes aim at my simplistic way of thinking. It is really kind of sweet of him. Actually, I would have to say it is generous of him, and I can do that and suppress, at the very same time, my feelings that my intellect is just fine, thanks. Anyway, the totally coolest thing about mises(dot)org is that it showers my blog stats with hits, and I think it is just great that all these people who get all philosophical about economics read my words. I mean, not to be a reverse snob, but some of the stuff they write is right on. And I really enjoy it and they go off on a bunch of tangents like movie reviews and it kinda gets you thinking there is a kind of a network that is holding us all together and it feels good to get a glimpse of it every now and then. Humanity, maybe?
So, they were going on about outlawing certain chemicals and how it is counter productive and stuff, which we all know is true, and it was so spot on and enjoyable and some freak from some OTHER country (mises(dot)org if you want to look), starts in about whoa is this wonderful America you are talking about and goes on about how fucked up our country is. Yeah? I didn't take my daughter to the shaman for circumcision, did you? So, I got in a rant, oh, God, how I love that, with only one typo, but I used a vulgar word that I have not seen on there, which you have already seen maybe three times just in this episode, so I am a little afraid they may not print it, but I will go back and check, and I will feel powerful when I see it in print and I will feel validated when I see the spike in my stats. I actually had forty hits from freaking GERMANY one day. God, what fun.
I guess I have to search a little further and wider for the ego strokes nowadays, a subject I touch on in my book, THE DEVIL'S STEPCHILD which is not yet in print, but hold on guys. Soon.
So Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Happy EVERYTHING. No. I only had one beer and no xanax and that was a couple of hours ago.