Blogging has been scarce, because this writer has just been a--God help us all--father of a healthy (physically, at least) baby boy. This writer has been looking forward to this day because, well, it's relatively harder to look backward. And he needs another snapshot model than cats.
On the other hand, when the baby found out that he was born into a family of writers, this was his reaction.
BELATED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION UPDATE
Our candidates now understand the concept of finding a unique trait of themselves to sell to their audience.
But of course, America has longer history in direct voting. We can see the fine example of it from here.
"Don't get confused, just vote for the prettiest one."
--Megawati Soekarnoputri, the only female presidential candidate
"We need to thoroughly scan the candidates [to find the one] to vote for. Aside of being honest, smart, religious, charismatic, and capable... having a moustache also matters."
--Jusuf Kalla, the only vice presidential candidate sporting a moutache
(Thanks to Ins.)