Re: 11 September 2010

Over dinner tonight, Quilly and Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba discussed this ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the various commentaries we had seen in the press and on the Internet, ostensibly in commemoration of the anniversary.

We decided that the commentaries could best be summed up with a single word.

Nasty.

Breathing threats and murder, for most of the 9/11 related blog posts that we saw, seemed to be the order of the day.

And in the news, we read of rallies by the self-proclaimed “church-going majority” that called for the overthrow of the present Government of these Untied States (“Impeach Obama!”) and its replacement by (naturally) themselves.

Of course, this is not the first time in history in which an economic downturn has caused a society to turn against itself, and for a segment of that society to call for a radical change. Sometimes, those radical changes have even taken place, and been celebrated by those church-going folk who made them happen.

As I look back on the great work that has been done during the past four years you will understand quite well that my first feeling is simply one of thankfulness to our Almighty God for having allowed me to bring this work to success. He has blessed our labors and has enabled our people to come through all the obstacles which encompassed them on their way.

         – Adolf Hitler, Speech before the Reichstag, 30 January 1937.

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Lest we forget.

Dude and Dude: Ave Gravitas

Uuhnngh … uuhnngh … uUungghh …

“Dude! Either turn off the video or close the do … what are you doin’ now?!?

“Buildin’ (oooOOF!) an altar, dude.”

“A what?

“An altar, dude! Like I said the first time.”

“OK, dude. To what?”

“To gravity, dude. And ’cause it’s to gravity, it’s gotta be (uuuhhHHNn!) heavy.”

“Right, dude. You want gravity? You keep luggin’ those slabs around like that, you’re gonna be a grave man.”

“Very funny, Bill. You could, like, try helpin’?

“Who put you up to this, dude?”

“That Hawking dude, dude. You know, the one who played poker with Data.”

“He did not, dude! They’d throw him outa the Royal Society if …”

“He did so, dude! I saw him! On Star Trek!

“Oh fer cryin’ out …”

“And he just wrote this book that says ‘gravity created the universe’.”

“So you’re buildin’ an altar to gravity.”

“I wonder when I should schedule the sacrifices …”

No, dude! Hawking’s a scientist. Scientists try to explain how the world works by means of natural phenomena. He thinks that by understanding gravity, a natural phenomenon, he can understand how the universe began. He doesn’t want you to worship gravity, ’cause that would make gravity supernatural. Then he couldn’t work on it no more, and he’d have to start all over. He wouldn’t like that.”

“He wouldn’t?”

“Trust me, dude.”

“So I don’t need …”

“No, dude. You don’t.”

Phew!! … But, dude!”

Now what?”

“What about the holidays?

“Oh, dude, can we at least wait ’til Columbus Day?”

“Not if they’re already startin’ the advertisin’, dude. And if gravity created the universe, like you said, how’s it gonna sound? ‘Only 45 shoppin’ days ’til Massmas.’

“Dude?”

“Yeah?”

“Let the lightweights worry about it, willya?”

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