Thursday, August 2, 2007


Welcome to my blog. In the interest of being as un-self-indulgent as possible, I'm going to write very little. Mainly I'm going to post news stories that I want to archive, and am going to use blogspot to do that. If I flatter myself very highly, I shall imagine that other people will read it as well. For the sake of disclosure, I will also post the poem which gives this blog its name.

General, your tank
is a powerful vehicle
it smashes down forests
& crushes a hundred men.
but it has one defect:
it needs a driver.

General, your bomber is powerful
it flies faster than a storm
& carries more than an elephant.
but it has one defect:
it needs a mechanic.

General, man is very useful.
He can fly & he can kill.
but he has one defect:
He can think.

-Bertolt Brecht.