Some cute kid on YouTube
This actually isn't just some kid, this is my kid:
A journal of my thoughts and feelings about the nature of 42. I have pretty diverse interests that I like to find connections between.
. . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.
Ann Richards was possibly the funniest, wittiest, smartest, erudite, and real politicians this country has ever known. No one could deflect the mean-spiritedness of conservatives better than her. Her even temper and humor gave her an air of poise and self control that could only be dreamed of by any politician today. Her willingness to listen to what people have to say created bonds of trust and empathy. I remember hearing her on the Al Franken show and finding myself laughing more at what she had to say than what Mr. Franken was saying. Her humor was her tool for creating a comfortable environment to discuss the harsh realities of life. She was more open and honest than any other politician I know of. For example: instead of hiding her past problems with alcohol she openly acknowledged that she was an alcoholic and that she was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Unfortunately, her political career was swiftboated not unlike many other people who have run against our current president. She was the victim of swiftboating before "swiftboat" was a verb.
The response of Israel to the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by Hisbolah is without a doubt a war crime. What if one these US anti-Mexican vigilante border patrol groups that we've been hearing about so much kidnapped a couple of Mexican soldiers? Would the appropriate response from Mexico be to bomb US civilians? Of course not. This is a police matter, NOT a millitary matter.
A quick google search revealed that though many many people have written random sentence generators, I could find none that relied on linguistic theory to generate gramatical sentences. So this has been my latest project. I have set up some criteria for myself:
An inciteful friend of mine, asked me a question the other day, and though I understood the answer, I couldn't quite explain it the way she deserved to hear it. The way to explain it came to me today, and I thought it worthy of a blog entry: