And so.

Aug. 14th, 2011 01:08 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Did someone say mindless banter?)
I return! How are things with you, my English-speaking buddies?

I hope you all had a good summer, or at least a tolerable one. Mine was quite nice - four hours of language class and five hours of language homework every day, interspersed with calligraphy and tai chi. So really it was heaven, for some people. Okay, for me.

I'm trying to catch up on the summer news, but all this ~debt ceiling~ and ~ratings downgrade~ business just looks like so much posturing and political hooey. I wish the dudes who want to kill what's left of the American welfare state would just shoot it already, cut Social Security and Medicare now and be mobbed for their evils. They won't, tho.

London's news is at least real. Russell Brand, of all people, comes close to articulating a portion of my thoughts on the Jobless Generation:

"These young people have no sense of community because they haven’t been given one. They have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing.

If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together."

But his proposed solution is for everyone to suddenly become Gandhi, so fuck him.

I anticipate, with drier detachment than I deserve, many more youth riots to come. Obama's taught us that our votes don't matter; that in the end all our hopey-changey political ambitions only enriched the banks, lost more jobs, and cut our parents' Medicare. What other outlet do we have?

Wow, that went downhill fast. Tell me something that happened in the last two months? I'm sure I'm missing much.
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Take a bite)
Doctors in Berlin cured a dude's HIV.

Stem-cell transplant. Shyeah.

More here.
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Default)
Americans to banks: Who did you sell my goddam mortgage to, assholes?

Banks: We don't fuckin' know, we were busy taking the money and using it for toilet paper.

Americans: Fuck off, then, and come back with your foreclosure when you can tell me who's actually gonna own my goddamn house.


May. 30th, 2007 02:41 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (A faceless child jumps in)
So there was an article in Science Times yesterday about how turning off a certain gene in mice that's been linked to Alzheimer's made them smarter. Or, at the least, "more adept at sensing environmental changes."

Now this is entirely conjecture and in all likelihood utterly unrelated. But in Linaworld, 'more adept at sensing environmental changes' means 'about to have a goddamn migraine.' And so I wonder, did these people just breed mice with perpetual headaches?

How prone is an Alzheimer's patient to migraines?


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