I’ve got nothing for you today, people… or person… Whatever. Desire to be creative is lacking lately, so here’s some stuff I found while sorting socks.

I think thinking is a good use of ones time. I believe external stimulus can help the process simply by altering perception, even slightly. Classes, art, music, the beauty in nature, wine… Whatever it takes, just think. Here are some tips to help you think like a genius.

Speaking of geniuses, Red Auerbach was a no-show last week at the Celtics home opener. He had a good excuse as he had died. After 56 opening nights, the thought of Celtic cheerleaders must have been too much and Red bowed out. I never actually saw a Red coached Celtic team, but this from his last team sure got me interested. I did own this record… Hopefully I still have it.

Dick Cheney is not a genius, but he is compared to Dubya. Today in an interview with ABC, the Vice President of the United States said regarding Iraq, “It may not be popular with the public. It doesn’t matter, in the sense that we have to continue what we think is right. That’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re not running for office. We’re doing what we think is right.” On Tuesday the voters will respond and let Mr. Cheney know it does matter. Say goodnight, Dick.

Let’s lighten things up with a few videos by my current favorite band, the Drive By Truckers:

Finally, I do believe the Patriots will drill Peyton Manning with regularity into the new turf tonight at Foxborough and thrash the Dolts, but I could be wrong…

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” – Carl Sagan

Thanks for the reality check, Carl. I just hope I can stay awake for it.