Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Episode One, Part One

He was a man of fiercely restrained passion. Ever prostrating himself before the will of others, but, within, a confused turmoil of changing, violent emotion. Mindful of the needs of others, his compassion was, rather unfortunately, turned instinctively inwards and reflected by his self-image, rendering his thoughtfulness rather thoughtless indeed.

His words, far from being tools for projecting his thoughts to others, became, over time, the very point of his discourse to the extent that there were those who said of him, "That man loves the sound of his own voice".

But that wasn't really true. What he truly loved was the sound and sight of others. But he could only experience those things through impersonation and reflection, which left him little room for thoughts and passions of his own, which is, in turn, why he restrained them so.

Now the reader may say, "Surely this is unsustainable! Surely it will all fall down!"

Well, funny you should say that...

-Xan Shui
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Those crazy Japanese!

A 57-year-old, bald, rotund Japanese man was found living with eleven young women, mainly in their 20's. He claims to have convinced them to live with him through the use of an incantation.

Oh. He also had a stun gun but denies threatening the women with it.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

America's costliest disaster in the making...

The last time the New Madrid Seismic Zone had a major series of earthquakes along it was in the year 1811 and 1812. The biggest, on 12/16/1812 was the largest recorded earthquake in the United States. This estimated magnitude 8.3 earthquake kicked major league butt among the native american and settler populations that inhabited the midwest during that time. If it were to happen today a large number of very large cities that have never experienced an earthquake before would be hit by a monster.

Well, the monster is moving again.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

Daddy: "Do you know what you are supposed to remember?"

C: "Yes. Not to pick up the kitty or pull their tails or pull their arms. And not to chase them."

C - 1/24/2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

In the opinions...

Very interesting little op piece from the Christian Science Monitor. Agree or not with the conclusions, the information here is pretty interesting.

Triumph of the Redistributionist Left | csmonitor.com


Thursday, January 19, 2006

Those crazy Indians!

"After five months of hearings and 6,000 public comments, the U.S. Department of Transportation declared on Wednesday what time it is in Indiana.


Those crazy Bulgarians!

One priest. Sixty-three years old. Living in a village with a total of ten residents. And the police confiscate TEN POUNDS of marijuana from his home...


Those crazy Germans!

Thick as a whale omelette!


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Those crazy Indians!

Villagers panic when man thought to be dead strides into town.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

"Daddy, we don't say potty words that rhyme with sucker!"

- C 1/17/2005 no kiddin!

Kids say the darndest things!

"Mommy, sucker rhymes with....quarter!"

- C 1/10/2005

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

Daddy: "C, are you angry about something?"

C: "No. I just got a little disappointed in myself."

Daddy: "Really, why is that?"

C: "Well, Mommy was trying to tell me not to jump around and I was jumping anyway so I got a little disappointed in myself."

Daddy: "Well, then I'm very proud of you."

C: "You are?"

Daddy: "Yes, I am. Because you want to listen even when you don't."

C: "I will keep trying, Daddy."

Daddy: "Tell that to Mommy."

C: "Ok."

- 1/15/2005


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sunday, January 08, 2006


I've been alive for 38 years and played piano for 28 of those. I've written about 12 songs.

If I were Mozart, I would still have seven years of piano experience to go and 614 more songs to write, but I'd already have been dead three years...

- Xan Shui
Philosophic Philantropist, Honest Man