All day today Blogger was switching my blogs (this and Fausta’s buys) to their new Google platform, and I had a lot of Christmas things to do, hence the lack of posting.
I also talked with Michael Fumento (who’s back from Iraq) about the war, and about his book Bioevolution: How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World. I hope Pajamas Media will be able to carry the podcast, but the podcast is very lengthy. Michael’s presently job-hunting – visit his website for more information.
What’s even better is that you can read P. J. O’Rourke’s It Takes A Village Idiot.
A brief anecdote from the “It Takes A Village” time ten years ago – my son went to his kindergarten interview, and I was asked if he could tie his shoes. This question was asked in the most ominous way. Unlike Hillary, who thought that
“One of my pet theories is that learning to tie shoelaces is a good way of developing hand-to-eye co-ordination”
up until that moment, I had never given hand-to-eye co-ordination any thought at all. I had bought him all his shoes with velcro, so the kid could get himself dressed and shod in no time, on his own. So when they asked me “can he tie his shoes” in such a manner, OF COURSE I LIED, and said, “Oh, yes”. Right after we were done at the school, my son and I went to Hewlitt’s and I bought him his first pair of shoe-laced shoes.
So there, call me a bad mother. The kid learned to tie his shoes right before he started kindergarten and not a day sooner.
Today’s Christmas Storeitem: Pinky and the Brain DVDs, volumes 1 & 2. Lots of laughs, and can be delivered by Christmas.