Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Poutine Day: Update

It appears I was misled on the nature of Poutine Day. From that same friend who told me about it in the first place:

"We kind of just made up poutine day since we all like poutine so much. In fact, every day could be poutine day."

I'm glad we've that got that cleared up. But every day could be poutine day? I'm now worried that my friend has joined some sort of death cult. She's already on facebook, though. How many cults can she be a part of?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Political Alternatives

Given my obsession with alternative political structures, I'm disappointed things didn't work out better:

"WASHINGTON, DC—Political scientists at the Cato Institute announced Monday that they have inadvertently synthesized a previously theoretical form of government known as megalocracy.

"We were attempting to recreate a military junta in a controlled diplomatic setting, and we applied too much external pressure," said head researcher Dr. Adam Stogsdill, a leading expert in highly reactionary ruling systems. "The resultant government has the ruthless qualities of a dictatorship combined with the class solidarity of a plutocracy—it's quite a remarkable find."

Stogsdill explained that megalocracy is extremely unstable and can only exist in idealistic conditions for a few minutes before collapsing into anarchy."

From The Onion