The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Hollywood’s Influence

April 24th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Why is it that so many people spend so much time and money following and drooling over Hollywood celebrities? Most of them are just people, some are less than that. Rich or poor, people don’t get enough of “celebrities”. They are quoted, pampered, and treated as deities almost. For what reason, I am unsure.

Politicians from the past have been known to quote great thinkers and writers in their speeches. Now it is not untypical for politicians and the media to quote movie and television charactors and don’t even recognize that in most cases the actor had nothing to do with the dialogue that is being quoted, other than saying it in front of a camera. Was Ronald Reagan a great thinker? How about Arnold Schwarzeneger? Why can those men win elections?

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Blog Spam

April 23rd, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

How can spammers make money off of putting advertizing comments on my blog site? Not very many people read it anyway, but those that do are certainly smart enough not to purchase any of the crap that they are trying to sell. I put a spam blocker on my site and have been blocking certain domains and IP addresses, but I still get some comments that are just spam. It really irritates me to no end.

Spammers should be jailed like other trespassers and maybe killed. I bet they are all Talibans that work for Saddama Bin Laden. Tell George Bush that. I am sure he would believe you and start bombing their houses. Maybe I’d vote for him then. (or maybe not)

The Two-Dollar Story

April 10th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Everyone always knew that my former supervisor, Michael Simpson was cheap. There never was a time when I was ever surprised by how cheap he could be. There are many stories I could tell you that would show how far Mike would go to drive me crazy. “The Two-Dollar Story” is just one of them.

The Trip

Late one year, Mike asked me to accompany him to Flint, Michigan. He wanted me to work on the computers there mainly, but there were some other field problems that needed straightened out that the technician there could not fix. I had traveled with Mike before and knew exactly what was going to happen, up to a point.

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