Friday, January 14, 2005

They're only words...

And words can mean so much - even if you can't control them. Even in the interview in which he very almost fessed up to some world changing blunders, the words got the better of him. I'm not quite sure what he was getting at with:
Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean,

but it kind of sums up the whole story.

I think the words are actually running the country and using Bush as a vehicle. But where did these words come from? Hard to say, but words, if spoken enough times, can join forces, become more powerful, until they have a life of their own.

Take "Bring it on". How may people in the country were thinking that, or saying it to their friends and workmates before Bush uttered those words. Reading the message boards from time to time, its pretty common to see things like "Nuke the Middle East", or "Kill them all". Such fighting talk is a form of mass hysteria, that builds momentum. Usually, it is without consequence. But in some cases, the words find a mind they can control. And then, well, anything is possible.

Yahoo! News - Bush Admits Misgivings About Famed Phrases

How to build an asylum: Douglas Adams

How To Build Your Own Asylum (Tm)
  1. Find or build a house on the beach (a modest single level one will do)
  2. Remove the wall facing the sea
  3. Remove the roof
  4. Put a new 'roof' on which, instead of covering the house, it slants outward (i.e. it's like a funnel of square three sided sorts)
  5. Now strip down the walls to their bare drywall or wood or etc
  6. Put some nice siding on the inside walls (a pale slate grey will do nicely) p.s. I wouldn't suggest brick, it's hard to keep clean
  7. Put up some tacky wallpaper (say yellow and orange flowers with diagonal red stripes) on the outside of the walls
  8. Maybe put up some nice soothing pictures on the outside of the walls ( just to keep the inmates calm and happy)
  9. Rip the carpeting off the floor boards (you won't be needing it anymore) in fact, get rid of the floor boards altogether so you are now standing on the sand between three nicely sided walls and the sea
  10. Grow some nice green grass where the floor used to be (you may need topsoil or maybe just sod it)
  11. Put up a few square metres of decking (optional)
  12. Get a nice lawn/deck chair and sit in it on your lawn/deck facing the sea
  13. Get up and shut the door if you haven't already done so (you don't want any of the inmates getting out)
You should now be sitting facing the sea between three nicely sided walls while all the inmates are shut inside the asylum content to use their packets of toothpicks or look at the soothing pictures you put up on the wall for them. You are now outside the asylum

p.s. Do not lock the door, as you will need one of the inmates to bring you food once in a while.-hope this helped.

Douglas Adams - A Hero