September 08, 2006


"It's not the pessimists who will save the West. It'll be those who believe the West is worth saving."

Second place: "I'm not saying they should pretend we live in the Republic of Happy Bunnies Who Pee Champagne, but for God's sake, sometimes you'd think the bread lines snaked from the Hoovervilles to the soup kitchens again."

Posted by Ryan at September 8, 2006 10:29 AM | TrackBack

Yes, and George Burns smoked cigars and he lived to be 100. I'm not saying smoking is good for you, but for God's sake, sometimes you'd think it was causing an international health crisis. And yet, I look out my window: live people. They're everywhere! Jeez. Some folks are just so negative.

Posted by: Joshua at September 9, 2006 05:35 AM

Yep, Joshua. And you're one of them.

Posted by: Ryan at September 9, 2006 07:51 AM

What's all this "the West" stuff he's talking about saving? Aren't we trying to save Iraq and Afghanistan? Those ain't the West. They ain't even the Midwest. Last I checked, they're the MIddle EAST. Get it straight, Lileks.

Somebody needs to buy this guy a map. And a compass.

In other news: "It's morning in America, so quitcher beefin'! Didn't you hear? My ducts are CLEAN! Cleaned by hard-working, self-disciplined blue collar salt-of-the-earth guys with military haircuts. I didn't see Ralph Nader in there checking my ducts. My ducts were given the go-ahead without the assistance of Mr Nader, Al Gore or Jon Stewart, because those nancy-boys were too busy wetting their liberal beds with their "concerns" about the "impending doom" of the "planet" to do anything helpful like clear my ducts."

"On the Train of State, why is it that the Cassandras warning that the bridge is out ahead are always refusing to shovel coal? Look alive there, you slackers! We're making good time, and if everybody helps out we'll really start picking up some speed!"

Posted by: flamingbanjo at September 9, 2006 11:56 AM
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