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Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

I don’t know what to say, other than that the loss of life is always, unconditionally, a tragedy. Also, this: “The fate of Haifa’s dogs also tells us something about their owners and the situation in which they have found themselves. As we were walking around our neighborhood, after a few hours of quiet, we […]

Blog back?

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

The last two weeks saw a notable lack of blogging on my part. Meanwhile news in the real world went from gee-that’s-bad to oh, my, goodness. More on that later. In the meantime: The appeal of the title does not derive from its simplicity or its specificity but rather from the existential truth of it. […]

First they ignore you…

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

This is a press release from the conservative Catholic League. Religious Left Seeks to Silence Church’s Voice: A coalition of religious leaders in Massachusetts who are pro-gay marriage has lashed out at Boston Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and other Catholic leaders for opposing same-sex unions. The coalition accuses the Catholic leaders of practicing “religious discrimination” […]

“If only gay sex caused global warming”

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Oh my. How did I miss this? And when is Prof. Gilbert going to get a blog? The Freakonomics guys did it to promote their book, and he’s going after the same audience with Stumbling on Happiness, right? (Ooh, looks like Levitt and Dubner are still at it. Cool.) Go read the whole thing: If […]

That doesn’t sound like me…

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Is there some sort of Internet scam that somehow involves registering fake MySpace accounts? Earlier today I wanted to see if I had a MySpace account (so I could post a comment on the Ezra Furman and the Harpoon‘s blog, of course). I tried a few e-mails on the lost password page and found out […]


Monday, July 3rd, 2006

This post has a sound track [press play if it appears, otherwise click here], taken from Cowabunga! The Surf Box. I happened to be listening to that song on the train ride back, which was on the San Bernardino / Riverside line (one of the lyrics is “From Balboa to Anaheim / San Bernardino to […]

Oh, blog…

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

How I have neglected thee.

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