Just a thought from 31 August 2004 about .

Does anybody else think it's strange that the Republican National Convention and the Burning Man Festival are happening at the same time? They even started on the same day.

You can almost feel the polarization - thousands on one side, making art, getting dirty, and burning a man in effigy for no good reason ... and thousands on the other side, putting on suits, waving flags, and supporting a man who became president for no good reason.

If it were up to me, I would switch about half the tickets. Let the republicans learn to piss clear and the burners effect the real world for a change. Just imagine the comedy at the ticket counter. "Hey dude, there's no money needed on the playa." "I'm sorry, ma'am, you can't blow bubbles in here."

Somewhere in the Black Rock Desert there's a young republican saying, "Have you ever looked at your hand? I mean really looked?"

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Confluence” that I wrote on 31 August 2004.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Amen” on 30 August 2004. After this, I wrote “I wanna go to Lance's therapist” on 1 September 2004.

30 August 2004

I wanna go to Lance's therapist
At the end of a long story about naked cats, book reviews, therapy, and relationships, Lance repeated something that his...
1 September 2004

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