Friday, April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006
Ron is up on the hill behind our building putting bird food in the feeder (a miniature log cabin with a cute stone chimney, floating on a palo verde branch straight out my window). A cottontail rabbit just hopped down to feed on the overflow on the ground underneath the feeder.

Speaking of wabbits, I got this Easter Email this morning: a woman opens her refrigerator and sees a bunny sitting there. When she asks why he’s there the bunny replies, “This is a Westinghouse, isn’t it?” And when the woman admits it is, he says, “Well, I’m westing.”

Art Assignment For You So Inclined
We need a small illustration of a cartoon battlefield. Explosions in the air and a soldier in the foreground is yelling at people behind him to move forward (he's yelling out at us, the viewer), with a Charge! expression and his arm pointing into the fray. He is obviously Billy the Kid, and several soldiers moving out in front are clones of Billy, and the guys coming from the other direction are Billy the Kid as well. And the head is: The Billy Buff War.

Please submit sketches to Meghan Saar at

Deadline is next Friday. Thanks.

Favorite Onion Headline de Jour
Heartbreaking Country Ballad Paralyzes Trucking Industry

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fires blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic.”
—Alvin Toffler

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