Four unrelated things:
1. A new word for my vocabulary: ngompol. It is a contraction (again, Indonesians love these) of ngomong-omong politik, or to "chat about politics." But it also means "to urinate." Which I find very clever.
2. The Wonkette has a link to a story about liwat in Alabama featuring that state’s viciously anti-gay Attorney General. I don’t ever read the Wonkette, but I do like the dirt.
3. The guy in the office next to mine keeps singing the "doo, doo-doo, doo" line from the Cranberries’ song "Ode To My Family." I’m getting a real kick out of it.
4. I have been invited by the freshman orientation committee at Cornell to participate in a public debate on the political platforms of the presidential candidates (to demonstrate how there are faculty who are engaged beyond campus), with the stipulation that I have to argue the position of the candidate whose opinion I disagree with. I am torn. On one hand, I don’t know much about Bob Barr’s positions on many key issues. On the other hand, I love to argue, especially positions that I don’t really hold.
(Matt and Josh: please note that I am kidding. There are a number of LP party positions that I actually do agree with.)