Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A little Bill & Ted for a Tuesday afternoon

I went to Greece on my fact-finding mission this summer. Aside from discovering clothing-optional beaches and 4,000-year-old buildings, I also found a t-shirt that I bought as my own personal homage to the most bodacious philosophizers of the 20th century, Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted (Theodore) Logan.
That's the quote from So Crates Johnson, "The only thing I know is that I know nothing," in the original ancient Greek. For Bill and Ted, that mantra led them on an Excellent Adventure. For George W. Bush, that mantra led him to the Iraq war, Michael Brown at FEMA, and Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.