Saturday Good Writing #2

It’s supposed to be like cartoons, which happen on Saturday morning. But this morning I’ve done four loads of laundry, washed The Dog, cleaned the bathtub after washing The Dog, taken a shower after cleaning the bathtub, repotted a Lantana, done the dishes, and gone to the grocery store. So I will pardon myself for not turning on the computer until after noon.

Here are some good bits I saw this week.

We revisit Kung Fu Monkey, partially because I like saying Kung Fu Monkey and partly because Lunch Discussions #145: The Crazification Factor is quite entertaining:

You can’t cite your enemy’s delusional hopes as a basis for a rational strategy. Goals don’t exist in a vacuum, they’re linked to capability. David Koresh was utterly committed to being Jesus Christ. See how far that got him.

Sepia Mutiny is a group blog I found out about at BlogHer. O Henry by Manish is a must-read. Watch for his explanation of how America got its name.

Everyone on the internet has probably seen DKNY Men’s Leather Pants I Unfortunately Own, an EBay ad:

They are size 34×34. I am no longer size 34×34, so even were I to suddenly decide I was a famous gay biker I would not be able to wear these pants. These pants are destined for someone else. For reasons unknown – perhaps to keep my options open, in case I wanted to become a pirate – I have shuffled these unworn pants from house to house, closet to closet.

An important front on the new War on Poverty has opened up at Fafblog. Explanation available in the post Nothing Says ‘I Care’ Like A War on Poverty!.

Finally, Greg at The Talent Show has a very quick post called The Final Straw that starts like this:

President Bush, the future administration of President Hillary Clinton would like to thank you in advance for your stellar pick of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.

Go read it. You know you want to.