Archive for May, 2006

So after nine hours of crawling through the monotony of the Interstate 5 and slogging through the freeways of LA, I’m back in SoCal for winter break. I know what you’re thinking. “Nine hours? From Berkeley to LA? My grandmother walks faster than that .” Well, just hold on there. The drive is usually a […]

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Best. Movie. Ever. Perhaps I don’t mean that literally. I don’t really intend to suggest that it was the finest example of artistry ever rendered onto celluloid, but then, I’ve never been the type to try to say what is the best of all things in any category. I’ll leave it to others to describes […]

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So close to being done with the whole school thing. So very close! Picosecond close . Now, keeping this in mind, I would promise a flurry of bloggage to sweep down from the brain’s summit today after about 3:30 pm, since that’s when I’ll be handing in the final final, but that would be a […]

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He’s the Republican Bill Clinton. [several seconds of ducking the bottles and rotten fruit] Really, though . Hold a fundraiser in Michigan, however, and you’re liable get a pathologically “concerned” rumination on the grave concerns of the American backlash against Muslims and the suffering of the Palestinians. Well, Trent Lott can certainly talk that talk […]

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The pizza gods hate James Lileks. Hell, I’m with ’em . AS A HOBBY. The pizza gods may have it in for Lileks, but it’s clear the talent gods are punishing the rest of us . Well sheee-it. I’d be satisfied if only I could be that fat German guy who doesn’t say much and […]

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The InstaDude makes a point relating the travails of Michael Bellesiles to l’affair Lott. He latches on to a cogent fact that I think is something of a prominent phenomenom in the annals of modern politics:   I think that there are parallels. Oh, not in the underlying offenses. But what puzzles many about the […]

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Tacitus points to this article examining one of the more interesting cultural problems confronting our military in this war of East meets West. Ample amounts of outrage have rippled throughout Pakistan over a photograph of a US soldier searching a Muslim woman in Afghanistan, a practice prompted by the fact that those burkhas have been […]

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It’s always rather disturbing to know when people with search engine queries such as “pervert punished panties” and “brutal force deepthroat teen” somehow get directed to my site by Google. I’m afraid we will have to be closing down for the next hour and a half or so for a thorough cleansing. I only hope […]

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I think it’s safe to say that bloggers tend towards the egotistical, or at least self-interested side of the personality spectrum . I mean, come on, running a website devoted to chronicling their various opinions/daily activities/bacterial infections? The hubris of it all!  I figure that’s why those personality quiz things are so damn popular among […]

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Is a simple state of bare coherence too steep a requirement to ask from the anti-war Left these days? One would hope not. After all, I doubt anyone really wants a world where the entire span of the left wing is a babbling mass of shrill accusations and nonsense, ensconsed in some elite (and ignored) […]

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