Archive for June, 2006

Michele over at A Small Victory helpfully provides a pointer to this story describing the final sentencing of David Westerfield, the killer of seven-year-old Danielle van Dam. Michele provides all kinds of appropriate vitriol for such a sack of human waste as Westerfield, but in reading the article, I was struck by this bit:   […]

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Not long ago, the Blogosphere was all atwitter about the fact that one of the members of the inspection team going into Baghdad was apparently an S&M enthusiast who didn’t even have any kind of scientific degree pertaining to WMD. This was seen by many (including myself) at the time as good evidence of the […]

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It’s just not fair that Frank over at IMAO doesn’t get at least a thousand hits a day . How could the lack of the thousands of readers he should be getting daily not be the result of concentrated effort on the part of hundreds of nefarious plotters when he writes hilarious stuff like this […]

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I don’t care how much Novocane they give you (turning what seem like substantial portions of your gums into hamburger by repeatedly clumsy attempts at injection of the stuff in the process), no amount of painkillers can distract you from the fact that they’re drilling a fucking hole in your head, and that all the […]

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Well, I’m coming to this one a litte late. More than a week late, in fact, which in the timescale of the Blogosphere might as well be several geologic ages, but hey, this sort of thing flies under the radar of most people, and those not reading the Berkeley blogs probably haven’t seen anything about […]

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It looks like the second LOTR film is going to beat its Harry Potter rival at the box office this time around. Damn straight.

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Via Jonah Goldberg and The Corner comes a pointer to this story about muscle tissue grown in the laboratory, that is, the yummy side of beef without all the messiness of shoveling 20 pounds of manure per Angus or having to put up with cows’ unceasingly tedious conversations about whether Aristotelian philosophy can still be […]

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President Musharraf of Pakistan recently said that during the last India/Pakistan crisis, he was perfectly willing to use nukes if any Indian soldier crossed the line into Pakistan.   “I personally conveyed messages to (Indian) Prime Minister Vajpayee through every international leader who came to Pakistan, that if Indian troops moved a single step across […]

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