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?

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

And the beat (down) goes on.

Try to find a blog out there today NOT talking WMDs or gay marriage. Shockingly, the conservative sites all say the single shell points to a larger WMD system AND that gay marriage is wrong. Equally amazing, the liberal sites all say, get this, EXACTLY the opposite.

Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Blogger Alex said...

I didn't blog about any of that. I figured it's been around enough already. I care about the REAL issues -- improving cable T.V. and stamping out cicadas.

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