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Archive for October, 2003

Junk the junk

Friday, October 31st, 2003

I don’t diet but I have to weigh in here (excuse the bad pun). Never have dieted and never will; what I used to do is called anorexia, and I don’t do it anymore because somehow the idea of keeping my internal organs intact began to seem like a good idea. However. I realize that […]

Phallic woman war machine

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

With my apologies to the exceptions, this diatribe is for scary ladies everywhere. And I bet you know who you are, you iron fists in velvet gloves, you. You’re everywhere these days, and The Guess Who were right. It’s not only Barbara Bush with her “beautiful mind” who’s beyond the pale — meaning she’s dead […]

Self-regulating abattoirs

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

[…wanted to post this last night, but couldn’t get to my blog:] Dave Pollard has a gut-wrenching post about J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Elizabeth Costello, our seemingly fast-track path to increased cruelty, questions which the internet can’t answer, and related disturbing matters. I commented at length on his blog — probably dragging the topic off-course (sorry […]

Full spectrum mess

Tuesday, October 28th, 2003

Heard part of a fascinating report on CBC Radio tonight, Anna Maria Tremonti interviewing Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Myths, Facts, and Lies, an analysis of U.S. military strategy abroad. The book has enthusiastic endorsements for the way it lays out the history surrounding 9/11, and positions the current Gulf War in the […]

Pulling bylines for freedom

Tuesday, October 28th, 2003

A Quebec labour tribunal just handed down what’s being called a landmark decision: “‘journalists have the right to withhold their byline as they see fit’ because our names belong to us, not the company,” as the Toronto Star’s Antonia Zerbesias writes in Bylines more than just a name. This is good news in an age […]

3 rings, and an (inter)net

Tuesday, October 28th, 2003

Haven’t you ever wondered why 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? Haven’t you wondered what the question is? I know! I know the question! At the library tonight, I browsed around in the November 1956 issue of Encounter, the magazine funded by the CIA-controlled Congress for Cultural Freedom in a bid […]

What are the chances?

Monday, October 27th, 2003

In the past weeks and even months, I’ve often felt this creeping sense of dread. It hasn’t stayed around long enough to be disruptive, but now I feel as though it’s beginning to stake out a more permanent presence. I don’t think I’m feeling an ordinary Monday blues — and I did have a fabulous […]

Julius and Yule surf the vodoo web

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

I’ve now come across references to the Kabalarian Philosophy site on two Canadian blogs, Dave Pollard’s and Perpetualkarma’s. I like both blogs tremendously, and since they’re apples and oranges, I was struck that both should mention the Kabalarian site. Both seemed to suggest a certain degree acknowlegement of the Kabalarian’s supposed ability to “assess” a […]

Take a break

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

I think I need a break. Not enough fooling around, too much off-the-cuff pontificating on my part in entries & comments, I need a break. I’ve got blog overload. …I’m such a delicate little thing (kof kof); to quote Scarlett: “I’ll think about it …tomorrow.”

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