Archive for June 2007

Campaigning for a song?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

How one looks to the public is everything in politics, but that doesn’t mean that sound doesn’t play an important part either.  I remember watching the Democratic National Convention in 1992, witnessing Bill Clinton accept the nomination to the strains of “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)” by Fleetwood Mac.

Now fast forward to 2007, as former First Lady and current Senator Hillary Clinton seeks to reclaim the White House.  Hillary and Bill meet in a diner in a scene supposedly reminiscent of The Sopranos. I never saw The Sopranos so a lot of the humor was lost on me. Anyway, the discussion then turns to the song that she decided to symbolize her campaign. She drops the coin in the jukebox…

Cut to a URL that tries to get you to contribute to Clinton’s campaign before revealing the answer, which is…

Well, we’ll cut to the chase (the article above did).  It’s “You and I” by Celine Dion.  Of course, some question why an American presidential campaign’s theme song is being sung by a French-Canadian singer. (I personally see nothing wrong with it.) 

So, with that in mind, should Barack Obama decide to fight back with a song of his own, what should it be?

Italian senate: ‘Let us eat ice cream’

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Whether or not Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake” back in the 18th century, we do know that some modern-day Italian senators, tired of the ordinary spaghetti and lasagna in their lunchroom, are saying, “Let us eat ice cream.”

And our politicians worried about whether to call the fried potatoes in their lunchroom “freedom fries”?

ADMIN: Blogs to Undergo (Forced) Renovation

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

So I was about to do some stuff with the blog one day when I ended up getting an error saying that my .cgi files for my Movable Type were unreachable. After some back and forth with the tech support folks at my webhost, I find out that they had migrated my site to a server that has no Perl support (and that they’re eventually going to phase out Perl on their site).

I was able to get them to move me to a server that (for now) has Perl, but the fact remains that I’m going to need to change platform. This will be my final post using Movable Type.

I have a WordPress installation online right now but need time to actually do the migration from Movable Type to WordPress and redo my pages so that it has more or less the same feel as the original. But you’ll see some changes in look and feel.

See you guys on the other side…