Events last November have inspired me to read cartoons and Martin Luther King quotes, and to re-start my blog because, like the wack old tweeter who’s been in the news a lot lately, “I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things.”
Mark Twain said, “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”
So here’s my first blog in I don’t know how many months, and I may write another one too, if only in homage toTwain.
Thanks, Randall Munroe, for the laughs and the interesting perspectives. Thanks for serving up important ideas flambéed, caramelized, pickled and planked.
A wack old guy recently proved that anybody can be president. (We used to find that inspiring, right? Damn.)
Likewise Randall proves that ‘just a guy’ can be a point of light, sanity reboot, truth touchstone, and breath of fresh air. Working from home. In a bathrobe. (At least. We hope.)
Now Randall writes books. Anyway that’s what Houghton-Mifflin calls them. (Uhh, full disclosure, Randall was a rocket scientist before he found the higher calling of drawing stick-figure cartoons.) Parents, science nerds, and people who wonder: how does that work, will like them. Bet your local indie bookstore has Randall’s latest, Thing Explainer. At my local indie, one local ordered a dozen copies for Christmas. (We’re hoping that some were to give away.)
Here's where you can see the whole cartoon. Otherwise what's the point? Thanks 350.org for sharing. https://xkcd.com/1732/#