Delenda Est Carthago

Why not delve into a twisted mind? Thoughts on the world, history, politics, entertainment, comics, and why all shall call me master!

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!

12.10.05

"Vacation, all I ever wanted ..." plus a BLOG CHALLENGE!

I am leaving for Pennsylvania tomorrow (Thursday, that is) and I shan't be back until Sunday evening. I am going to one of my oldest friend's wedding. I've been able to go to most of the weddings of people I care about, even though I have lived anywhere from 2000 to 3000 miles away when they occurred, and I'm glad I am able to go to this one. Krys is unable to go because she doesn't have any time to take off from work, but my mom came to town yesterday to help babysit. So not only do I get to see some old friends, I am baby-free for almost four whole days! Man, I hate to admit it, but it will be sweeeeet. Krys and I are already talking about taking a vacation next year without the children. We need a vacation.

This is my friend, Dave. That's his fiancée, Michelle. I've met her once. She's groovy.
 
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As I live nowhere near them, I am not an usher in the wedding (I'm sure I would be, since I've known him longer than anyone except for his twin brother and his cousin), but he did ask me to read at the wedding. This is perfect practice for me to hone my public speaking skills, because as a future dictator, I must learn to sway vast amounts of people using only my voice! I have read at a wedding before (my sister's), so this will be yet another opportunity to gain influence among my future subjects. I will read this:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediment; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his highth be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come,
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Watch me turn Bill's words into a call for revolution!

So I will be off the grid for a few days. I could use my dad's computer to check in, but I'm going to force myself not to. This means that there will be no football predictions this week, nor massive links to all the Internet has to offer, nor what we have learned about this week in football (I'll be flying on Sunday, so I will watch no games). I will post more pictures of my New Zealand adventure on Monday. All of this inactivity leads to ...

The Most Amazing Blog Challenge EVER!

Okay, maybe not ever. But it's still a challenge. I am challenging every person who reads this post to leave a comment. Some people who read this blog have never left a comment, and some do. If you only check in once a week, you have four days in which this post will be at the top of the page, and you have no excuses! If you wish to remain anonymous, I suppose that's fine too, but let me know if you're a different anonymous from any previous ones. You can say anything you want (be nice!), even just hello. You can expound on any topic that enters your head. It's free-form, man - it's like jazz! Some topics you can debate (but, obviously, are not limited to):

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?
Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?
Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?
Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?
What is the worst thing about this blog?
What would you like to see more of on this blog?
What position would you like in the government I form when I take over? (Keep in mind that the Head of the Secret Police is already taken.)

Get to it! And sign my GuestMap while you're at it! Have a great weekend, everybody! Go Penn State!

22 Comments:

Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?

I don't know who Rob Schneider is, but George B is my hot favourite.

Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?

Any team with "Sox" in their name deserves to be a loser.

Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?

William Pitt the Younger

Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?

The pregnant Australian one, whatever her name is

What is the worst thing about this blog?

It doesn't have guest appearances from Lynda Carter.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?

Lynda Carter.

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over?

Minister for Nationalising Companies Who Have Particularly Voracious CEOs.

13/10/05 12:13 AM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?

Oh, W by miles and miles.

Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?

Undoubtedly, some press writerso long ago that no one remembers.

Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?

Brad. Keunu weirds me out.

Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?

I've never seen the show. The one played by Evangeline Lilly, I suppose.

What is the worst thing about this blog?

I think you're FABulous. The damn word verification thing that I have on mine too.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?

Mud wrestling.

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over? (Keep in mind that the Head of the Secret Police is already taken.)

Cultural Affairs

13/10/05 2:38 AM  
Blogger Chris McLaren said...

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over?

Minister of Ironic Punishments.

(Oh, and it's Kate. Hands down.)

13/10/05 5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have posted previously.
1. Pass.
2. Couldn't tell you. I'm a Blue Jays fan myself, and they're lovable even though they're miserable losers because they won the World Series in '92 and '93 when I was eleven and twelve years old and young enough to care about sports. That and the team is the only one based in English-speaking Canada, so I can not feel alienated rooting for them, unlike the Expos which seems like exclusively Quebec territory.
3. Pass. No, wait, I liked FIGHT CLUB. No, wait, I liked POINT BREAK. Shit. We're tied at one good movie apiece. I dunno.
4. I don't watch TV, except for the political channel. (Wait, I answered the guy question but not the girl? Lame.)
5. Nothing. I enjoy all your postings, even the ones I disagree vehemently with, such as that pitiable pathetic girl and the Romans.
6. Anything you choose, it's your blog.
7. Finance Department. Instituting wide ranging fiscal reform. I think a major problem in financial policy is that although they understand what profit is they have little idea about the benefits of investing. Say, in levees in New Orleans before a disaster hits, or in hydrogen fuel cells and hybrid vehicles before a major gas shortage and price hikes.

13/10/05 5:56 AM  
Blogger Lefty said...

Greg,

Hi! I would think that you plan on becoming dictator you really haven't blogged much on what style of dress you'd wear as dictator.

Would you go for the "fear me" look of say Doctor Doom, or the 'don't f--k with me or I'll rain missles on you' military commander look? Or how about the 'sharp-dressed man, men want to be me, women want to do me' look?

It's an important part of ruling the world and certainly MUST be addressed before I have to submit to you.

13/10/05 10:57 AM  
Blogger Roxy said...

1. GW - hands down
2. Because of the color of their uniforms.
3. Brad Pitt
4. I'll go with Claire - even though I've never seen the show.
5. No flaming drinks served in boot-shaped glasses.
6. Flaming drinks served in boot shaped glasses.
7. Given that I think my husband may have staked his claim for the chief of the secret police, I'd like to be his boss.

13/10/05 11:12 AM  
Blogger David Campbell said...

I would like to be the Bulldozer Czar.

13/10/05 1:58 PM  
Blogger john sweet said...

I thought that you left those as topics to expound upon... not as a basis for "20 Questions".

Greetings. My name, as you can read, is John and I have been made mention of in this Blog once or twice in the past. I was second on the right in Greg's poetry class where he met his then future wife (I sat to her right, Greg to her left. Lucky for him she had a thing for things to her left. Lucky for her too).

Anyways, as I do not have internet access in the privacy of my own hovel and must do this from the public library, I shall make it kinda short.

Everyone run out and pick up a book by either Haruki Murakami or Chuck Palhaniuk (if I incorrectly spelled your name and you are reading this, Mr. P., do not hold it against me... I beg of you). Both are incredible authors and you do yourself a great disservice by not engrossing yourself in one of thier works.

Murakami's works are mystic and laden with juicy lumps of pop-culture that help make everything a lot more "real" and close to home (although his own home is across the globe from us). I would not, however, suggest his After the Quake for a first read. That is a non-fiction account that ties together Japanese culture and how they reeled from, dealt with, and recovered after the sarron gas attack upon the subway system and the quake that occurred in the same year.

Chuck writes... horror? I don't know how to categorize him. You know Fight Club, I am certain. Lullaby, Diary, and Haunted are all excellent as well.

And, speaking of Fight Club... come on, Anon. What about 12 Monkeys, Snatch, and Pitt's appearance as Floyd in True Romance? Hands down, better than Keeenoouueeeuugh.

Oh, and Max Barry also rocks!! And, PKD, Clutch, Flogging Molly, ATHF, Family Guy, Falling Water (the house)...

and here I stop.

Uncle Monster

13/10/05 2:44 PM  
Blogger Sarcasmo said...

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over? (Keep in mind that the Head of the Secret Police is already taken.)

Normally, I don't reveal my evil intentions, but since you asked...

I intend to let you do all the hard work in taking over the government - and then I'll just swipe it from you. Yay, dictators!

Enjoy your vacation. But I think you meant to say "Go Pitt!" not "Go Penn State!"

13/10/05 4:25 PM  
Blogger Afe said...

Rob Schneider rocks.

13/10/05 4:40 PM  
Blogger layne said...

1. George Bush is stupid/wasted/incompetent. However, studies have shown that Rob Schneider and his ouevre are actually responsible for 90% of all the stupidity/wastedness/incompetence in the USA.
2. Frankly, all baseball teams are losers when compared to the glory that is curling.
3. While "Kean-whoa Feebs" would be lucky if Jimmy Carter let him hold the nails at a HFH site, Brad (Manswoon!) Pitt is designing buildings with Frank Gehry.
4. That cutie with the bun in the oven.
5. It makes mine look so flaccid and lifeless...
6. It's your house, man. I really enjoy the music-related stuff, though.
7. Party whip; this would involve me being designated as the spokesperson for the dictatorship's official dessert topping: "Party Whip: It's Despotolicious!!!"

13/10/05 5:01 PM  
Blogger Kait said...

Hello from England, Greg! I'm sorry I haven't commented in a while...I've been kinda busy. If you want a postcard, drop me a line!

Cheers,
(Adjunct) Kait

14/10/05 3:36 AM  
Blogger Gordon said...

Well, you asked for it, here are my answers

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?

George Bush - there's enough evidence to suggest that Rob Schneider will never rise above "pop culture bottom feeder"

Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?

Harder-working spin doctors, er, I mean, "public relations specialists"

Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?

Rhona Mitra - next question.

Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?

Kate. Definitely.

What is the worst thing about this blog?

No recipes.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?

Hot, attractive, single women. But hey, I'm biased.

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over? (Keep in mind that the Head of the Secret Police is already taken.)

Minister of Putting Things on Top of Things

14/10/05 2:05 PM  
Blogger Woody! said...

Hope you're having fun on your vacation. Sorry I haven't been stopping by as much. I feel bad cause you've been linking to my site a pretty fair bunch. I'll be better.

14/10/05 9:48 PM  
Blogger N said...

I'm fuckin' drunk!

14/10/05 11:14 PM  
Blogger Mrs Lefty said...

Just want to say Hey. Enjoy your blog get back here and start blogging again

15/10/05 12:40 PM  
Blogger K said...

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?

Bush, obviously. Bad movies don't hate poor people and cause cancer, like W's policies.

Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?

I don't know anything about sports.

Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?

Brad Pitt, although he was starting to look a little creaky in "Gladiator." Is Kenau Reeves thought to be attractive? Cause I don't see it.

Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?

I have not seen this show.

What is the worst thing about this blog?

Not nearly enough free food.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?

Hot naked pictures of Greg! Woooooo! P.S. I am not gay.

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over?

Not Gay Czar

16/10/05 1:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Sims said...

I'll be honest with you, Greg. I only check it when I'm linked. I like your style, but the ISB's complete subjugation of the internet takes precedent.

But I'll usually read any post that doesn't involve sports when I drop by, if that makes you feel any better.

As for the questions, I'd like to put in a bid for "Overlord." Or, if that's been dibsed already, "Senior Assistant Overlord."

16/10/05 5:47 PM  
Blogger Mikester said...

Worse impact on the United States: George Bush or Rob Schneider?

-- Well, Dubya, obviously, but Schneider is a very close second. Don't discount the soul-destroying effect of bad, bad movies!

Why are the Cubs and Red Sox "lovable losers" but the White Sox and Phillies just losers?

-- I don't know a darned thing about sports.

Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves?

--Brad Pitt. He's dreamy. Er, this is just between us, right?

Hottest Lost babe: Kate or Sun or Shannon or Claire?

-- I've seen Lost, but I couldn't tell you the names of most of the characters if I tried.

What is the worst thing about this blog?

-- Not enough link-weblogging.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?

-- More link-weblogging. And scandalous photos.

What position would you like in the government I form when I take over?

-- Missionary.

16/10/05 6:56 PM  
Blogger Chris Cope said...

I want to be employed as an agent whose job is to determine whether anti-government militants are gathering at select Irish pubs of my choice. In order to perform my duties, I will have to spend a lot of time at these pubs blending in and drinking.

17/10/05 12:28 PM  
Blogger Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Ooo! Ooo! I'm late to the party - is there still time to comment?

I want to see more Merovingians.

17/10/05 12:58 PM  
Blogger chosha said...

Worse impact: George Bush
or Rob Schneider?
Re the Cubs and Red Sox I plead foreign ignorance.
Better eye-candy: Brad Pitt *sigh*
Hottest Lost babe: Having just looked them up on Google, Kate.
What is the worst thing about this blog? I was going to say the fact that I have no idea what the title means, but I just Googled that, too.
What would you like to see more of on this blog? Having just read your post on the holiday, editing comes to mind. :) Lotsa superfluous detail in that one.
What position would you like in the government I form when I take over? (Keep in mind that the Head of the Secret Police is already taken.)
Ooh, ooh, I see you do not yet have a Ministry for Silly Walks! I'd like to head that up please.

19/10/05 1:28 AM  

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