God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).


"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Last chance! Last post!

The new site is up and running! This one is now down and puttering.

Here's where you want to be. That's: http://www.danielchampion.com/.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Have you updated your links yet?

Well, why not?

Update your links, one and all!

The new site is up and running! This one is now down and puttering.

Here's where you want to be. That's: http://www.danielchampion.com/.

Politics sucks

THIS is why I hate the politics game. This kind of thing is inexcusable on any level.

Friday, July 09, 2004

A quote! A quote! My kingdom for a quote!

Our revels now are ended: these our actors
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yes, and all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a wrack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. –William Shakespeare, The Tempest

This is NOT how I want to die


Thursday, July 08, 2004

The voice has spoken!

Dean sends word that Saturday is moving day!

I'll be blogging my way up Broadway, past Hollywood and Vine and straight into the Louvre!

More details as information, and links, become available.

New Format Announced!

The format of the new blog location will be: critical comments on popular culture. This includes film, theater, books, art, you name it.

Much closer to my areas of expertise and much nicer than yet another political rant blog, yes?

Stay tuned for an announcement of location, later today!

Oh, the suspense is killing me... I hope it lasts.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Big Announcement!

We're moving!

That's right - God in the Machine is undergoing a physical and format relocation!

Dean is helping me set up a new domain and I'll start from scratch with a better format than the "random muttering" concept we've existed under until now. Finally, time permits and with Dean's help, now is the time to act.

More information in a day or two! Promise!

Until then, more foolishness!

Monday, July 05, 2004

This story will take the air right out of you.

The silicone, too.

How do YOU please your God?

Well, there's Sunday church, giving to charity, voting conservative.. oh, yes, and also there's the naked plowing.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Daily Quote

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." — Antoine Saint-Exupery


I officially feel better about the unhealthy love I have for Star Trek.

For the last time: Please DO NOT feed the animals

Critical quote:

"Darnell says he denied missing any fingers."