How cool is this? Obama cures the racial divide over beers. Is there anything that man can't do? Well he didn't cure it but he used his genius to at least show that there is always a better way than hatred or bigotry. This incident could have been something that Professor Gates could have exploited for his own gain or to work up the African American population. That's an Al Sharpton kind of thing. Instead he choose to take the high road and showed all of us what a compassionate and intelligent person he is. He made this into a teachable moment that both races needed to hear. I loved the interview with Officer Crowley who said that both their families met up with each other accidentally during a tour of the White House and after introductions continued the tour TOGETHER. That was for all you haters out there. Crowley and Gates plant to meet again and I hope they become great friends. (Can you imagine them talking like buddies talk - giving each other the business - "Remember when I handcuffed you and you were all - gimme your badge number." And Gates would reply - "Yeh you got me there...never leave the house...never leave the house..DOH"!) Maybe this will be the start of a real serious talk about race in America. On another note I bet Clinton was wishing that he too had brought beers to the Middle East. A couple cold ones would have solved that little problem lickety split.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.