June 20, 2002
Ground Control to Major Tom

I was just brushing my teeth, letting my mind wander, and for whatever reason it wandered over to computer languages (how they're constructed, what motivates people to design new ones, etc.). And from there it went to designed languages in general, where it naturally went to Esperanto.

Which would have been fine, if it hadn't smacked straight into the chorus of "Desperado", forming an unholy union and refusing to budge until I took the extreme measure of introducing "Space Oddity" into the mix. Man, that sucker can clear a room.