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Tuesday, June 10
 
So, what's new with you?

It was hot and humid at work today. The whole afternoon in particular was hazy to me. One thing I distinctly remember is two of my favorite 3rd floor co-workers telling me that there were rumours about me floating about. Bracing myself to be brought face-to-face with all manner of terrible things, it turns out 'someone' (and by 'somone' I know exactly of whom I speak) has been linking me to the young lady I asked out maybe eight or ten months ago who also happens to work with us kool kats. I don't know what was said, but I doubt any good will come of this, though I guess I can take heart in people connecting me with a female for a change.
I was a little perturbed by the whole thing, and I bet she will be too, if she isn't already. She actually is friends with the source, if I'm not mistaken as well. The last thing I want is for work to turn into a little soap opera.

Speaking of work, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had a super-interesting piece on the company that employs several people we know. I highly recommend reading it if you're even slightly interested in the future of the company or its practices.

As long as I'm linking to interesting news bits, the Onion AV Club interviews German master filmmaker Werner Herzog about his career. Of course, you don't know or care who Herzog is, because you're neither German nor an International Film buff. I know who he is because I wrote an analysis of Aguirre: Der Zorn Gottes for my final German Class in college. Being the snobbish artsy type, I have wanted to see a few more of his movies, but today it is a little quote from him that I wish to bring to your attention:

O: When you made Stroszek, was there any particular reason you chose Wisconsin as your setting?

WH: Yes, because I love Wisconsin. I love that entire part of the country, and that includes Minnesota. That entire area, it's somehow about the best of America. Strangely enough, the best of the best always comes from there. And that means Bob Dylan. It means Hemingway. It means Marlon Brando. It means... you just name it. Anyone who is really good and important comes from there, with one exception: Some of the greatest writers come from the Deep South. The Deep South and up there is somehow the most fertile ground for the best who emerge in America. Why that is, I can't tell you.


Finally, A little love for the midwest from one of the great artists of the century. Of course, Herzog's from Bavaria and if there's any place that's exactly like Bavaria in the world, it's Wisconsin and Minnesota, so maybe he's a little biased.

Okay, okay. You've had enough of the long posts, I can tell. Keep your pants on.

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