23 May 2005

Nuclear option

Tomorrow I’ll be digging out our apartment’s “scary room,” which I will use for a study space as I prepare for PhD qualifying exams. It’s also supposed to be our guest bedroom, and since we have guests arriving later this week, it has to be done now, instead of “some time this summer.” I’d show you a picture of the room as it is, but all our cameras refuse to function within a 10′ radius.

In light of my own “nuclear option,” I have a few words of advice for Bill Frist. Remember that during the Cold War, one of the key reasons we never nuked the USSR was because of this thing called “mutually assured destruction.” Think hard before you push that button: your political life may very well depend on the more reasonable decision!