T-Bone or not T-Bone

The other day I was watching the TV news and saw where another man had been freed from prison after 23 years because DNA proved he was innocent of the crime he had been serving time for.

A small group of friends and supporters met him outside the prison gate and took him directly to a restaurant where, for the first time in 23 years, he had a T-bone steak.

That's not the way I would have done it.

If I were to be freed after 23 years of never having had any contact with a T-bone steak or a female, I would want my friends to drive me directly to one of those houses were you can pay to get in close contact with a female.

I would ask my friends to wait for me in the car.

It wouldn't take long.

Then we could go for the T-Bone.

The Old Professor
Carmel, CA
May 29, 2009



There is an old saying that is attributed to the poet and philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
I think of that when I see the news these days. I suppose there are fewer people every day who actually recall 1939 when Germany’s Adolph Hitler invaded Poland but I recall many things about those days and some of it reminds me of things going on today.

First, there is the haircut. Adolph Hitler had a lousy barber and his hair always looked strange when compared to other world leaders.

It seems to be the same with Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s leader.

I wonder if having a goofy hair style leads to doing goofy things like having the soldiers march in a strange way. Hitler had his troops do what we called “The Goose Step.”

Kin Jonh Il seems to have his own way or is he trying to emulate Hitler?

There also seem to be several other similarities not the least of which is telling the rest of the world one thing and doing the opposite with no apology at all. I wonder if there is some connection.
Hitler died in 1945 and Kim Jong Il had been born 4 years earlier so that rules out reincarnation, which is just as well because I don’t believe in that anyway.
I suppose it's theoretically possible that Kim Jong Il might possibly be the illegitimate son of ... Nah, that's silly.
But yet it is strange there are so many similarities. I wonder what harbor Kim Jong Il will bomb before we decide to pay serious attention.

The Old Professor
Carmel, CA
May 28, 2009