I have no blog ideas today. Or rather, I have a few, but they aren’t ones I really want to follow to their logical conclusion, so I’ll just follow them as far as I want to and then end abruptly.
Through a random following of links, I became aware of a recent Twitter trend – #literaryturducken. It’s based on the concept of a food turducken. Turns out I’m not completely sure what that is and am too lazy to Google it (that’s pretty lazy), but I’m fairly certain that it’s a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. Mmm. Mouthwatering.
Anyway, the Twitter trend is to combine three famous book titles into one delicious mashup. I’m finding them pretty amusing. They have included such things as “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Two Cities For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Gone with the Wind in the Willows.” Here’s my contribution to the cause, which isn’t on Twitter, but whatever, whatever … “A Wrinkle in Flowers for Jude the Obscure.”
Next topic: WordPress suggests ideas for future entries whenever I post, and a recent one was whether or not I believe aliens have made contact with the earth. I don’t because there doesn’t seem to be compelling evidence that it has taken place and most people who seem sold on the idea are not the sort that I have much confidence in.
I got in a conversation with a coworker about whether or not the government could successfully cover up the fact that they were preparing for alien invasion. I argued that it would be too difficult to secretly mount the type of force necessary to keep the nation safe. The secret would slip somehow. She thought it could be done – the government’s budget is large; they could appropriate funds for something seemingly innocuous while really using it to get ready for alien attack. I told her to look at the influx of homeland security efforts and how difficult it would be to completely hide those. She countered that the government would probably cloak its alien task force as something like homeland security.
That sounded really plausible to me – so maybe I should buy into the alien cover up theory.
Welp. That’s about all I have to say. *ends abruptly*