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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today's Kanji Revision: Odoroku

The Japanese character used in the word "surprise", 'odoroku', contains the character for 'horse'.

Here are the two, side by side, surprise on the left, horse on the right:

Now, you can see that horse is the bottom half of surprise. You can also see that it's a heck of a lot of work to write 'surprise'- 22 different strokes of the pen, to be precise, and that's simply too much work.

If you look at horse, it appears to have four legs on the bottom, just like a real horse does.

Today's work-saving revision is simple. We'll get rid of the old character for 'surprise', and replace it with a modified 'horse'- and we'll just write two legs underneath it...

wouldn't you be surprised by a horse with two legs?

Something like this:

Friday, September 05, 2008


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stupid Thug Cops

Our country's fine tradition of tolerating the right-wing bullshit we see on television all the time is really getting old.

Every time the 'republicans' decide to have an event, they also decide to hire our police force to abuse anyone who disagrees and gets anywhere near their little events.

Well, I'd just like to send out a big "Fuck You" to all the police in my country who allow themselves to be used in this fashion, especially to the ones who appear to like having an opportunity to spray mace in the face of a girl holding a flower.

You're disgusting, clearly require years of counseling and very likely a strict regimen of some kind of mood-stabilizing drugs.

I'm not foolish enough to believe the police exist to protect the citizens of the USA. If that ever was their job, it stopped being their job many years ago.

I am idealistic enough, however, to be very angry at the police for being there to abuse the citizenry for the benefit of politicians.

Just in case I wasn't clear enough:

Cops, fuck you.

Cops who abuse their power, fuck you.

Cops who tolerate the 'direction' to 'control' the 'noisy liberals', fuck you.

Cops who play along with the lies propping up what they are doing, fuck you.

Cops who allow their fellow cops to behave this way, fuck you.

Cops who recognize psychotic behavior and unhealthy controlling behavior in their ranks and do nothing, fuck you.

Cops who, as the only representatives for regular people in trouble, throw their hands in the air at the bureaucracy holding them back and give up, fuck you too.