Monday, June 25, 2007

On the importance of identifying mission spoilers.

Who dropped the ball?

a) Objective
b) Research
c) Prospectus
d) Commission
e) Execution
f) Valuation

Vacation... Mission... What’s the difference when a single individual can bring ruin to an otherwise well-planned task? Otherworldly deputations nor tropical escapes can guarantee freedom from Gilliganesque maleisons that creep into Planned Time.

The skyward dreams of man’s best virtues can always be thwarted by the worst of the same man’s vices -- resolve tainted, if you will, by the instincts of some to monkey around...

Yes, every mission has a weakest link: the Aeolus 14 Umbra factor.
Whether the mission is aboard the S.S. Minnow or the ANSA Icarus, the agent must be identified.

The Taggening

The author has been tagged by Blandly Urbane of DeMediacratic Nation.
Tagging in the Blogosphere means, that if you’ve been picked, you have to pick five to ten others to follow suit. Here are some questions and answers. The questions can be changed when you “tag” some other blogger. If you’re tagged, answer the questions on your blog.

Tagging Questions:

1) Name your favorite band and singer. (The singer can’t be from the band)
Singer: Stevie Wonder.
Band: Zeppelin. They’re still cool, right?

2) Favorite historical politician (domestic)? (Historical = Dead)
Ben Franklin. He was a Buckaroo Bonzai-type character from the early American political scene. You may have heard of him.

3) Favorite historical politician (International)?
Aelius Hadrianus, another fine Renaissance man.

4) You’re giving a Hollywood pitch (25 words or less) about your Blog — GO
Art, Graphic Design, Cultural Criticism, Psy-Ops: The Nexus of Image, Language and Meaning. Open to interpretation; opinions welcome.

5) Other than where you live now, what city do you like?
Kyoto is nice, M√ľnchen, too; Olde Smithville is a charm, as is Delta, Unincorporated. But the ideal is Heritageville USA, an enchanting hamlet where even the children are smarter than the vapid adults of Lake Wobegon.

6) Favorite modern politician? (In office now)
None impressive enough to mention, except perhaps Xarg VI, Grand Praetor of Xarnaq IV. Oh wait, you meant on Earth, right?

7) Are you a Wilsonian Idealist or Nixonian Realist in foreign policy?
Depends. There.

8) Favorite obscure movie?
The Swimmer, with Burt Lancaster; Charly, with Cliff Robertson.

9) What is your favorite restaurant?
Zaberer’s, from ancient memory: Eye candy, ear candy, and, er, mouth candy? Guess that would be the caviar. Or perhaps Fisher’s, back before The Cheapening.

10) Choose a music video on YouTube. Why that one?
Here. A video communique, intended to confuse.

Who to tag… for starters: