Archive for October 2007

Stupid Bumper Sticker

Driving home from work tonight I spied a bumper sticker that said,

“If animals could talk we would all be vegetarians”

Could that bumper sticker be any stupider?

If you don’t think it’s a stupid sentiment, consider the following:

If plants could talk we would all be…

Well, we would probably all be dead. A world with talking plants is just as arbitrarily impossible and stupid as a world with talking animals – one is equally as likely to happen as the other. I guess logic just doesn’t play a big role in the life of your average nutjob.

This stupid bumper sticker brought to mind one of my favorite Dilbert comic strips where Bob the Dinosaur comes up with solutions to problems, such as:

If people are starving in Africa they should move to France!

On Comments and Commentors

Check out the new comment I got in the post about our couch: New Furniture.

My thoughts on this were:
1. I like the couch
2. It’s good to get unbiased feedback even if the opinion expressed is different than my own.
3. The commentor doesn’t really know what I paid but I suppose one could make an argument that the couch is so ugly that no matter what I paid it was too much.
4. Yippee! Someone beside a friend or family read the blog. In this case, this was the second comment ever from a person we didn’t know. Our first comment came from someone that found our blog through Kelly’s blog. Unforunately, Kelly took away her link to byufan.net. Bummer, she was our biggest provider of new traffic! My email address went out to a mission reunion list so I suspect this is someone that came to our website because they saw my email address and wondered what byufan.net was.

As far as comments/commentors in general go, I have the policy that I’ll allow any comment as long as it isn’t spam. This site doesn’t get any traffic to lure the whacko type commentors. Perhaps some day I’ll have to worry about that – but not today. So, fire away with comments and I’ll be happy to approve them (all comments go through moderation to prevent spam) – even if I don’t agree with them.

UPDATE 10/04/2007 09:57:00 – I just reread the post where I confessed at the end that we probably overspent on the whole project so I think in this case the commentor was simply agreeing with my own conclusion.

What’s Going On?

Well, everything and nothing at the same time. We’re busy working, going to school, running the household, etc; however, there isn’t anything really newsworthy going on. I went to Colorado Springs last week for a couple of days on business. I was planning on getting a picture of the Air Force Academy but unfortunately I forgot my camera. One thing I did notice as we drove by the Academy was that the stadium seats spelled out “CHAIR FORCE”.

chariforce.jpg

A bit of googling revelead that it was a prank pulled by the Navy. The cadets must be efficient at removing evidence of pranks because the next day when we drove by the CH was already gone.

Other than my trip to Colorado Springs, I enjoyed watching BYU beat New Mexico, getting stuff done at work, working on our family puzzle at home, and generally just having a regular old week.