Archive for August, 2006

I really need to just start bringing a tape recorder to every lecture. I find that throughout the whole 90 minutes, I’m constantly juggling between taking down ordered and coherent notes on the more abstract material of the course and capturing Gregor’s wonderful asides and excursions into what seem to be his vast array of […]

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From the M³ News Service Apparently fearful that the US was moving towards an inevitable war-stance, French President Jaques Chirac made the last minute motion in a session of the United Nations Security Council to cede the Sudetenland to Saddam Hussein, in an apparent effort to stave off a US-led invasion of the Middle Eastern […]

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R . Kelly Arrested In Miami For Possession Of Child Pornography From now on, news organizations should just start reporting on celebrities that turn out to not be pedophiles .   Soupy Sales was honored today with a Non-Perversion award by the National Association for Avoidance of Celebrity Perversion (”The other NAACP!”) for his tireless […]

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I have to say, it’s starting to look like the paleontological community is running out of stuff to find when they begin to make discoveries like this.   Chinese researchers announced Wednesday the discovery of a feathered dinosaur that glided on four wings – a diminutive plumed dragon that could be a long-sought evolutionary link […]

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I had what I suppose amounts to an “out-of-Berkeley” experience today. This semester I’m essentially working and taking a single class to fulfill my last breadth requirement and I’m taking the class at the university through concurrent enrollment. It means I’m not registered as a student, and so only have to pay for the actual […]

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Via Tacitus (I say that a lot, don’t I? Thanks, Tac!), comes a pointer to the Daily Kos telling the ANSWER anti-war lackeys what they can go do with themselves. See, this is the stripe of person that should be organizing anti-war protests.

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I haven’t gone through the time-honored (18 months of honor by time, in this case) tradition of the fisk in quite a while. Perhaps it’s the fact that it tends to angry up the blood, or that my stomach isn’t any longer of the iron quality needed for the appropriate invective, or that my heart […]

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I tend to not link to other bloggers’ posts unless I have something of even only paltry original worth to add to whatever sentiments they express. After all, with daily readership numbers most likely exceeded by the combined IQ of just a couple Mensa members, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of justification for […]

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Reader Andy writes the following in response to my experiences at the SF anti-war rally:   I was born and partially raised in the former communist paradise known as Romania (the only bloc nation ballsy enough to actually execute its dictator – along with his wife! Go us!) …   Perhaps, but an excellent digression. […]

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In the WaPo today:   And demonstrators filled downtown San Francisco, with police estimating the crowd at 50,000, while organizers said it was closer to 100,000. The crowd appeared significantly larger than the one for October’s march, which police had pegged at 42,000.   That 50,000 seems about right to me. Protest organizers will alwyas […]

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