Archive for January, 2007

It is hard

Monday, January 29th, 2007

To make homemade Chinese food.

Tramapoline

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I saw a Simpson’s episode where Homer called his trampoline a “tramapoline” so for a long time if someone├é┬ásaid trampoline, I felt compelled to say tramapoline. I am trying very hard to stop doing this because some of the people who are around me a lot have grown tired of this tramapoline stuff. On a side note, I came home and saw that the trampoline was heavily weighed down with snow. Turns out it wasn’t snow, it was ice. Getting all that ice off the trampoline was a lot freakin’ harder than I thought it would be.

Thomas Dewey

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I was reading an article about Thomas Dewey who ran for president against FDR in 1944 and again against Truman in 1948. That’s the one with the famous picture of Truman holding up the “Dewey Defeats Truman” newspaper. If you don’t know much about it Truman won when everyone thought Dewey would win. Dewey didn’t campaign very hard he just sat back and tried very hard not to do anything to cost him votes. The Louisville paper summed up his campaign like this:

No presidential candidate in the future will be so inept that four of his major speeches can be boiled down to these historic four sentences: Agriculture is important. Our rivers are full of fish. You cannot have freedom without liberty. Our future lies ahead.

I find that amusing.