built, not hung, like a pork loin

I’m alive. Thanks for your notes. I’ve just been busy with life and other family obligations… And, yes, I do, on occasion, see life as a family obligation… Not today though. Life is good today. Linette and I spent the morning with a fellow named Emory, learning all about the Gulla people. More will be forthcoming, when I break cover. I promise. I scratched good notes in my arm.

I also owe you a kick-ass review of “An Inconvenient Truth” (including the conversation I had at a urinal afterward with two octogenarian gentlemen). I’ll try to get my dad to write a review as well. He told me yesterday that the world was warming not because of rising carbon emissions, but because government has been too aggressive in pollution control. (He says that pollution reflects the sun’s heat, thus protecting us.)

Oh, I also wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to stop work on the hyper-realistic Mark Maynard puppet for the animated shorts I have planned for this site. I’ve decided instead to use a pork loin with googley eyes.

A person just sat down here at the bar next to be and said to the bartender, “Well, I just cut my spider bite open.” I think that means it’s time for me to move on.

Until next time, your invisible friend,

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  1. egpenet
    Posted July 5, 2006 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Aw, Dad … go see the movie. It’s really fun. Gore’s good in it. And, yes, the “pollution” does reflect some … but it actually traps MORE heat, which melts the ice in my Scotch twice as fast, which is not what I’d prefer … not to mention accelerating the melting of the ice shelves in Greenland and Antarctica, and which FURTHER increases the heat trapped inside our atmosphere, which causes me to think I better keeeep my Scotch in the freezer and simply drink it neat. Anyhow … Sheesh, Dad!

  2. Dirtgrain
    Posted July 6, 2006 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Your dad is selective in what he sees. Yah, it’s called global dimming. My wife and I watched a Nova episode on it while we were on our honeymoon. It almost made me not want to have kids. Without pollution’s ability to block sunlight (an ability that scientists had recently underestimated by quite a bit), global warming would be quite a bit worse. Sheesh.

    Still, the Nova program concluded that we are still all about to die. Oh, I mean, it pointed out that global dimming presents a problem: if we cut back on polution, initially we may see even higher global temperatures. But the program points out that it’s something we have to do, or we will all die. I think most estimates were that we have about 100 years. One guy had an extreme model that gave us a lot less time. Hell, I think we have twenty years, tops. Then, we will all die.

    I forget what Gore’s movie predicted. Was it 100 years? Then we will all die. Shit.

  3. mark
    Posted July 9, 2006 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    I hope the dolphin people do better when their turn comes around.

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