Fidel Castro Reflects on the Universe and the “Unimaginable”

Fidel Castro’s running post-leadership commentaries are gaining some renewed attention as the octogenarian former dictator of Cuba turns to topics of the universe (“Science is continuously trying to explain the laws that govern the universe. At this moment you can see it is expanding, a process that began approximately 13.7 billion years ago”) and yoga (“The things that the yogi can do with the human body escape our imagination. They are right there, before our eyes, in the images that reach us immediately from a long distance through the TV”)

The commentaries turned towards the more esoteric and shorter format this month. Fidel Castro handed power over to his younger brother, by five years, Raul Castro, who has overseen the painfully slow march away from communism. Castro’s previous musings mirrored the New York Times.on shale gas.

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  • ¿Ex Nihilo?||

    Nice to see the squirrels hate everyone.

    FU rodents!

  • ||

    They do seem to be systematically probing the weaknesses of every author and commenter. Clearly they're using this data to plan an attack. But when? WHEN?

  • BakedPenguin||

    Soon.

  • BakedPenguin||

    PWND.

  • ¿Ex Nihilo?||

    November 19th.

  • Tim||

    THEY'RE AFTER YOUR NUTS!

  • Mo' $parky||

    Soon...

    You can't stop my attempt to out your plans squirrels.

  • Mo' $parky||

    Moving my post out of line eh? This isn't over squirrels...

  • John||

    If Charlie Manson had a blog, would Reason cover it?

  • Tim||

    I say fire Fidel's corpse into the sun so that he can literally burn until the end of time.

  • sarcasmic||

    "Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep."

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Can't this old fuck just die already?

  • BakedPenguin||

    It's that great free health care they got.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Proof positive. Today, we are all Communists!

  • o3||

    imagine history if fidel HAD made the yankees roster

  • Tim||

    The Red Sox in a mass grave somewhere?

  • Hugh Akston||

    Truly the best of all possible worlds.

  • Killazontherun||

    I've enjoyed keeping up with the Red Sox stats this year. My number one nemesis is a huge fan of the team. When they are on a losing streak he sheds yummy tears.

  • John||

    Question, is he a douche bag liberal? I really seem to notice that liberals tend to be Cubs, Mets and Red Sox fans more than any other teams.

  • Virginian||

    Liberals love pathetic losers and big cities.

  • ||

    I thought the urban legend was that he tried out for the Dodgers.

  • sarcasmic||

    Snopes is cool.
    http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/castro.asp
    You, on the other hand, are not.

  • ||

    Thanks, I knew it was an urban legend but I see Snopes mentions only the Washington Senators and the Yankees. But then, as in the case of most urban legends it changes with the telling.

    This is the second time o3 has breathlessly regaled us with an urban legend. Last time it was the headlight dimming gang killing initiation beaut.

    o3, if you want people to take you seriously it helps if everything you know isn't bullshit.

  • sarcasmic||

    I snoped that thread as well.
    Of course it didn't matter to ozone-brain since, like this one, the details were ever so slightly different which to ozone-brain proved it's story to be something completely different than the debunked urban legend.
    Idiots are stupid.

  • o3||

    i said imagine. jeesch

  • ||

    Yeah and it was fucking stupid.

    But you're so motherfucking moronic you can't figure out why.

  • ChrisO||

    I'm sure the thousands of political prisoners in Cuba are highly interested in Castro's bullshit musings.

  • Sevo||

    "I'm sure the thousands of political prisoners in Cuba are highly interested in Castro's bullshit musings."

    And the hundreds of thousands trying to find something to eat.
    They're all big fans of Castro's vapid commentary.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    OT:
    "Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?

    Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl."
    http://www.barackobama.com/new.....t-registry

  • Spoonman.||

    Barfman, please pick up the puce courtesy phone. Barfman, line BALGUGUGUGUGUGGHuuuuuuuu...

  • Ben the Duck||

  • Ben the Duck||

    Oops. Sorry, Spoonman. Didn't see you'd already beaten me to it.

  • ||

    Jeez, that's creepy. Like how in Red China it's customary to give newlyweds a copy of Mao's Red Book. I'm sure that cultist fuck would love to encourage people give out copies of Dreams of my Father as gifts.

  • Ben the Duck||

    "Want to show your new bride that Yes, You Can? Then surprise her on your special honeymoon night with a sleek, non-threateningly mocha OBAMACONDOM... complete with a meticulously rendered likeness of His Toothy Visage, serving as a high-capacity reservoir tip!"

  • CampingInYourPark||

    "You have your orders, Comrade’s. Now get to work, give us your wedding gifts. Next, we shall have first night with the Wife in our Bed to bless your union. It is our Noble Right.."

  • ChrisO||

    Woe be to the groom-to-be who suggests this to his blushing bride.

    And even greater woe be to the groom-to-be should his bride-to-be suggest such a thing.

  • Sterling's Gold||

    That's grounds for divorce right there.

  • Robert||

    I've long had an impression -- I don't know from what, exactly -- that Fidel C. would be a fun guy to get to know y talk to, like maybe once or twice a week over a private lunch, that sort of thing. I get a similar, but not quite the same, sort of vibe from many politicians. Somehow I get the idea that Castro could give me more useful advice about things than most pols could or would. I think there's something that goes with the ego of dictatorship that would get one to open up y be candid y fun. Perhaps I was influenced by the portrayal of Mussolini in a TV serial about someone else, or maybe just my impression of Mussolini from various sources. He's someone else I think would've been great company.

  • ||

    I seem to recall that someone wrote a book about what a charming dinner guest or host Hitler was.

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