Friday, February 27, 2009

Blog of the Moment: Pro Libertate

"At this very moment, the President of the United States is announcing a New Age of Space to relieve unemployment. Billions of dollars are going to be spent on unmanned space ships, just to make work. The opening episode in this New Age of Space will be the firing of the Whale next Tuesday. The Whale ... will be loaded with organ-grinder monkeys, and will be fired in the general direction of Mars." - From The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Well, why not? If the secret to prosperity is simply to permit the government to spend money it doesn't have in any quantity our rulers can name on any project that pollutes their evil imaginations, why shouldn't they commission the construction of a huge fleet of spacecraft to be filled with organ-grinder monkeys and dispatched into the void?
-Space Keynesianism

Pro Libertate

At work this week a co-worker was discussing his various jobs over the years, inclucing cop and service in the military.

"Which branch of the military were you in?" someone asked.

"The Air Force and the Army. Did I fly in the Air Force? No. Did I fly in the Army? Yes. Figure that one out."

"What else did you do?"

"I was an organ grinder...and a monkey."

"Still are!" came a shout from the other side of the room.

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