October 17th, 2004

I love the world (xkcd)

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You know what's really, really annoying? When you get to sleep in for once, but you're woken up at 4:30 in the morning by a plot bunny that just won't go away. *grumbles*

And it's the weirdest kind of plot bunny, too. A West Wing/Stargate SG-1 crossover. Somebody slap me. Please. Better yet, slap my muse, who woke me up this morning saying, "We who serve at the pleasure of the President will not go gentle into that good night."

Stupid Dylan Thomas. Stupid apocalyptic plot bunnies. Stupid muse.

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I love the world (xkcd)

Gotta love historians.

I'm currently reading Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter, by Thomas Cahill. My favorite quote so far:

"Once a year, the citizens voted on whether or not they should hold an ostracism. If the majority voted yes, each member of the Assembly then wrote on an ostrakon (potsherd) the name of the person he felt the city could best do without. Whoever turned up on the most ostraka was banished for ten years, after which time he could return, his property still intact. In this way, would-be tyrants--and not a few other nuisances--were eliminated. (If at first the primitiveness of this procedure shocks you, consider for a moment what benefits it could bring to your city.)"

My thoughts:

1) Sounds a bit like Survivor.
2) Me-ow.
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