I finally made it into the doctor's office. As I suspected, I have a very busy case of swimmer's ear. He prescribed some drops. While there, I read an article in Time about why the Middle East is never going to to quiet down, and it reminded me of a Yahoo article I read and a blog I wrote in response, which mysteriously went unpublished. So here it is again.
A Conversation with God
"Um, I bought another lottery ticket."
"The answer's no."
"Hahahaha--no no, see I'm not wanting to win the money. This one's a PAC-MAN lottery ticket, and if you scratch off the ghosts and uncover a Pac-Man, you win a Pac-Man cocktail. I want to use it as a coffee table."
"Look, Steve, first of all, you have a perfectly good coffee table."
"But the legs are all wobbly!"
"Second, you're really not my favorite person right now. I know you went to that titty bar the other night, and I caught you looking at pictures of that Hindu deity."
"But she's rad! She has a sword and a trident and she's riding on a tiger. You have to admit that Jesus is pretty boring, compared to her."
"Did she die for your sins?"
"All right then. Look, I'm really kind of busy right now."
"Helping Hezbollah fire rockets on Tel-Aviv. Apparently they aren't able to do this on their own."
"Oh. Um, don't Your chosen people live in Tel-Aviv?"
"Yeah, but it turns out the Muslims are right."
"Right about what?"