July 2, 2004

Well the DSL modem came in, so I have internet at home now (besides the various neighbors’ unrealiable, noisy wifi access). Yay.

Hmmm, what else…I took today off work and went and got my drivers’ license. Interestingly enough, I think I am the only person in New Hampshire with my birthday and a New Hampshire license. I say this because my birthday is 04/27/83 and my driver’s license number is clearly based on my birthday: 04SER27831. I’m assuming the next person with my birthday to get a license will be 04SER27832. Anyway, that’s kind of weird.

Another strange oddness is, I found out a couple of days ago that one of my old friends from Illinois (his name is Tom) is temporarily assigned to the same base as an old friend from Hawai`i (his name is Sage). So I told Tom about Sage and they might meet up :-). Such a small world…What’s even stranger is they aren’t even in the same branches of the military. Tom is Army Reserve and Sage is Navy.

Okay, i’m going to close with a quick rant about Fahrenheit 9/11. First off, let me just say that I am a very liberal guy. I’m not going to go into my political views too much, though, because everyone’s views are different, and there isn’t anything particularly useful about my political views that would aid me in my ranting.

Now the ranting…

The movie content was bad. It was really, entirely Michael Moore pushing his political agenda. It was completely unobjective and entrenched with out of context video clips, sound bites, and dubious presentations of evidence. Even the title was manipulative: Fahrenheit 9/11. The movie had very little to do with the 9/11 attacks, and instead was almost entirely focusing on Bush bashing (<– again, remember that I am a liberal guy saying this). That’s not to say it wasn’t funny. It really had some amazingly clever and funny parts to it. Also, the filmography and editing was very nice.

Anyway, I’m getting a bit tired to finish this movie bashing, so let me just close with a quote I made up early that I liked:

My point is I can’t in good conscious sum his facts together because they are like puzzle pieces that have been given some retrofitting with an exact-o knife–they may fit, but that doesn’t mean the picture they make is accurate.