17 September, 2006

Thus Spake Woody

Schopenhauer railed against the aimless nibbling of peanuts and potato chips while one engaged in other activities. Once munching has begun, Schopenhauer held, the human will cannot resist further munching, and the result is a universe with crumbs over everything.
Classic, classic Woody Allen riffing wildly on all his favorite topics. It doesn't get much better than this. (Link to New Yorker)

01 September, 2006

Who said New Yorker's were mostly harmless?

From the New Yorker online only Hard Drive - New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff does a retrospective of New Yorker cartoons featuring aliens (as in people from Other Planets. Like Alabama, for instance). Good stuff. It's always amusing to see what you earthlin...errr...other people make of folks from outer space.