This, according to an email I just got from Ikea, announcing their Sven's Summer Sail. Wouldn't Truth in Advertising laws demand they actually say, "Some products don't require assembly, and we provide a convenient list, because it's really quite short"?
Oh, and Sin Cities residents, mark the date:
IKEA Twin Cities - Opening July 14th, 2004!
I'd have a "Write James Lileks' Inevitable Column About His Visit to Ikea with His Adorable Daughter Who Is So Fucking Fucking Adorable, Gnat" contest, but isn't there already enough cringeworthy prose on the Interweb?
Besides, I no longer think satirizing him, or most of the warbloggers, is actually possible. Unless you're The Mighty Reason Man, that is.
Just as a matter of interest, seeing as there is an election coming up that my black ass might, possibly, be allowed to actually vote in, anyone out there remember what Bush's platform was way back when? You know, goals, agenda, plan for the country, that sort of thing? I realize that Everything Changed on The Day Everything Changed, but we were advised to get back to (Bloomington-) Normal, yes? So, what did the unelected, semi-literate frat boy say he was going to do, and how much of that was accomplished?
Just curious. It ain't like I would vote for his dumb ass. Or bother pretending to have the slightest respect for anyone who did, or plans to.
Not speaking of politics -- that was just insults up there -- haven't watched, listened to or read a transcript of Gore's speech. And feel oddly unmotivated to do so.
This may be related to the whole going out like a punk thing.
In fact, given a two-party system, where one party is actively hostile to me and mine, and the other ain't up to "expending political capitol" defending us. . . kind'a hard to work up any enthusiasm for the process.
Which isn't to say I won't (try to) vote for Kerry come November, just that it ain't so much a vote for Kerry as much as. . .