Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 Jul 2002, 15:47 p.m.

From last night with Leonard: "....Like the Goebbels quote. Nazi…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

From last night with Leonard:

"....Like the Goebbels quote. Nazi minister of propaganda. 'When I hear the word "culture," I reach for my gun.'"
"That wasn't Goebbels. That was Chairman Mao."
"No, it wasn't!"
"Oh, yeah, you're right. I was conflating it with 'Political power flows from the barrel of a gun.' I had this joke, 'When I hear the words "political power,' I reach for my gun, to pour some out.'"

You can't find it at the Guardian web site, but Annalee Newitz favorably mentioned, my boyfriend's employer, in a recent column. Yay! Hey, SFBG, why do your techsploitation archives act as though it's 2001?

For Leonard, a pick-me-up:

What's bothering Leonard today?
Well, know that it all goes away.
You're funny and bright,
And I'll see you tonight
And keep all your demons at bay.