Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Think Think Think

September 21st, 2010 · 10 Comments

In a pensive mood today, as I mark another revolution ’round the Sun while simultaneously grappling with some tough decisions. At times like these, I often ask myself, “What would Genghis do?” But then I watch the clip above, which quotes the Great Khan pretty much verbatim, and I’m reminded that I can find little intellectual solace in that coping strategy.

So what is really best in life, and how to achieve it? Gimme 24 hours to think on that one, and I’ll loop back to y’all in the morning—not with an answer, but rather with another polymathic post about criminal couture. Thanks, as always, for your forbearance.


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  • msk

    Happy Birthday. Health, prosperity, and all that.

    I wonder if Ahnold remembered uttering those lines as he ran for governor, while Gray Davis retreated and surely his woman wailed.

  • Captured Shadow

    Happy Birthday. Enjoy the equinox while your at it

  • Jordan

    Happy natal anniversary! Here’s to many more years of life and Microkhan-ing.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Thanks, all. Truth be told, I almost forgot my birthday this year–been that swamped, as the relative dearth of posts might’ve tipped y’all off. Gonna find time tonight to have West African food and a Lucky 13 with the fam. But actually have to work after the kid goes to bed. Will have to save the Caligulan excess for 2011…

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Also, lemme tell you–the vernal equinox is vastly overrated.

  • Jackal

    Janam din mubarak!

    Perhaps to acknowledge the vernal equinox, 12 hours of caligulan excess (modulo gore vidalian extravagances) followed by 12 hours of sleep would be a propos for future janamdins.

  • Jackal

    And by acknowledge, I mean smite as Conan would

  • Jordan

    Ugh, yeah. The vernal equinox means that we’re swiftly moving into the season when I have to ride home in the dark every evening. I’m not a fan.

  • ADW

    Happy Birthday, BK! I swear I posted a belated birthday yesterday, don’t know what happened. What would Gengis do about a temperamental Mac?

    Best wishes.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @ADW: Little known fact: Genghis once spent a summer as a Genius Bar staffer at the Apple store in downtown Ulaanbaatar.