November 27th, 2002

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Brezsny says:

"Why it's always double great to be a Gemini, but especially now. 1. You get to enjoy both the odd pleasure of being your own evil twin and the difficult pleasure of forgiving your evil twin. 2. You're endowed with the ability to have two opinions at the same time, sometimes completely contradictory, thereby imitating God's expansive perspective. 3. You can put yourself into and out of everybody's shoes with such slippery ease that you not only never get bored with yourself, but also have a knack for avoiding other people's hells. (Thanks to Dominique in Toronto for the inspiration.)"

Hmm... Your own evil twin...

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Yet another advantage of the new truck: cheaper insurance. Same mileage, newer model-year, same miles per year, same driving record, about $170/yr cheaper for liability insurance. Presumably more if I was going to blow the extra money for comprehensive.

Given how little I use it, or used its predecessor: cool!
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I've always liked Irish songs, as long as I could remember. The sentiments, the feelings, were simply right. Their idea of heroism, and of the endless, perhaps even pointless struggle, and of the glory behind it... The sadness and the gaiety, the wars and the deaths, usually wrapped up all together into one package. Chesterton said, "The great Gaels of Ireland/are the men that God made mad/ for all their wars are merry/and all their songs are sad."

And that same fellow, a great and sarcastic and arrogant Irish poet after my own heart, wrote some truly wonderful poems. This is one of my favorite of his:
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I read it to a friend the other day, and was surprised he hadn't heard it before. Many of you will know at least the very end of it. It's pretty famous as such things go.