alien applies for citizenshipAnd it was labor day weekend, so I was feeling patriotic. That, and it provided a nice segue into this week's series (also reader-submitted). This is going to be an epic reddit logo series. The Iliad can't touch this.I had to make a few changes to the story Carl, but hopefully this did it justice.
He's getting tired of alienhood, so he applies for citizenship. He tries to join the USA but gets caught up in the American immigration quagmire. Red tape everywhere. He gets deported, has to wait around in Heathrow airport--a citizen of nowhere. He finally ends up in the open arms of a welcoming Tuvalu, only to find his new home country uninhabitable due to a rising sea-level. By the end of the week, he's happily omnipresent again. The hassles of citizenship outweighed any benefits.
I was diligently researching for my next startup last night and came across an entry on The Free Dictionary.Not that I don't appreciate the wholly undeserved attention on my startup ambitions (I am, after all, an only child) -- I just figured folks would click on the link and appreciate the reference (hint: it was a link to an entry on cuttlefish).But really, you'd think Valleywag would have at least mentioned it. They'll report anything.As a preemptive measure against these ruinous rumors, let me be clear: I am not -- nor am I planning on -- doing a cuttefish-based startup. Nevertheless, I remain a devout supporter of the cuttlefish movement. My activism doesn't stop with promoting the cuttlefish cause; I've also followed the virtuous example of the Marriott Corporation and added a recycle logo to my blog header. It's not because I recycle old blog content.Hello, world. Prepare to be changed.