From outside one will always triumphantly impress theories upon the world and then fall straight into the ditch one has dug, but only from inside will one keep oneself and the world quiet and true. /FK (Contact: TBONotebooks at fastmail.fm. The Blue Octavo Notebooks welcomes mail, although we cannot guarantee a response. Your email may be posted in part on The Blue Octavo Notebooks unless otherwise requested.) Please enjoy the notebook entries, and thanks for reading.

Friday, November 14, 2003

It's been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side and said, “Yahoodi!”

(Apologies to the Barenaked Ladies.)

The fellow who first called me an “idol worshipper” last Friday (not to be confused with his chum who called me a “Yahoodi” behind my back) also informed me that when an Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian, the soldier receives a special lapel pin. No kidding. On a whim, a friend of mine checked with a mutual friend of ours, who happens to have spent some time in the Israeli Defense Forces, to see if there was any validity to this asinine claim.

I am shocked—shocked!—to report that this claim about Israeli soldiers being rewarded with pins for killing Palestinians is utter garbage. Go figure.

Oh, and for the record, his claim that I’m an idol worshipper is utter garbage, too.

Have a nice weekend!

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