The Arcing Quarter Park Place Log

"have you heard about the glitterati's recent parlous hepatic imbroglios?", he asked, while, in the back of his mind, he tried to decide just what they meant when they said that he loves the ten-dollar words.

the world has no need for another scared man.
    — observe and report

i couldn't figure out why shredded wheat - the original shredded wheat, not the mini - had changed until i ran across an old coupon with a picture of the box: turns out i used to eat nabisco, which seems to have gotten out of the cereal business in the meantime.

admiration is the emotion furthest from understanding.
    — bleach: the blade of fate

the wii balance board is a nice piece of equipment, but for a flagship product, its software is a bit disappointing.  the two biggest annoyances are the lack of a personal scoreboard and the too-often "scanning", but, in general, it just seems to lack a certain amount of polish.

see, i am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
    — matthew 10:16 (nrsv)

this is commenting on old news, but i agree with kellogg's decision to not renew the endorsement of phelps.  sure, we all make mistakes, but what's more important: showing that actions have consequences, or showing that "important" people get free passes?  if movies really do reflect the current culture, then i say the super hero surge shows that we're hungering for higher ideals.

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