The Facts Machine

"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Friday, December 31, 2004

WHAT DID WE LEARN IN 2004?
an A.D.D. recap


--A sound-board mix of a concession speech can destroy a candidate's chances.

--The image of an erect penis entering a non-vaginal hole still disturbs just enough people to keep the Southern Strategy intact.

--Dan Rather has the ability to piss off everybody.

--As comedian Mitch Hedberg puts it, "I saw a human pyramid once. It was totally unnessecary."

--A blatant S&M film can be the highest grossing movie of the year.

--Sooooo how's that Mars thing coming along?

--George Bush's people are, it would seem, more effective at bringing down John Kerry than Nixon's people were. Then again, the media, as well as the ways it can be used and manipulated, has changed a lot in the last 30 years.

--George Bush's debate performances proved that failing upward doesn't stop at getting elected President.

--The approximate time it takes for the current administration to say "hey, wait a minute, maybe spending more on relief for the greatest natural disaster in recent memory than on Bush's re-inaguration is a good idea" is 4-5 days.

--Saddam Hussein -- a bad man, by the way -- looks better with the beard.

--The tragedy in southern Asia reminds us all of the awesome power of the natural forces we are unable either to control or often to predict. Give.

I'll have more tomorrow, I'm off to ring in the new year in some fashion.

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