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Archive for March, 2004

Please call me Sam

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

And another thing. Perversely, I find comfort in Hubble’s view right now. It’s balancing to think that there is a vast universe out there that exists according to a much larger tic-toc clockwork than anything human spawn could muster. Thank you, cold full-empty all embracing carefully non-tactile hotly isolating universe for being there, because otherwise […]

Art class

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

Sometime before passing him on to me, my high school art teacher told me that her lover (one of my fellow grade 12 students, an A-1 brat) needed “to have the shit kicked out of him.” Thirty years later I’m still quite foggy about what exactly she thought I might be able to do with […]

The Day After Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

The Guardian has an interesting spin on a movie I hadn’t heard about at all until my friend in Florence, Betsy Burke, sent me the link: “Hollywood disaster film,” the headline reads, “set to turn heat on Bush“: Here’s the pitch: a dullish candidate, outflanked by his opponent’s serious money, attacked for his liberal leanings, […]

On the mambo of self-hatred

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

I saw Mambo Italiano on dvd last weekend. It’s very funny and also quite sweet in a disarming, goofy sort of way. Angelo, the main character, is a true anti-hero hero. The movie has some interesting discussion about self-hatred (and conversely, pride) when Angelo’s first lover asserts his Italian pride by bashing Angelo’s supposed Italian […]

As Venn diagrams

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

(PS added below) Lately I’ve been having a problem with citzenship. Blog citizenship, that is. The duties of posting entries here, reading other blogs, pointing to things of interest here, commenting on other blogs, not to mention checking back later to see how the conversation is going: the rewards of all this business — busy-ness […]

Danse macabre at the restaurant

Monday, March 8th, 2004

…And then again (in contradiction to what I just posted moments earlier), there are other links to bits of information that make me toss my cookies and proclaim that all is useless… There really are mean streets, and they’re paved with the bodies of those who couldn’t afford to be there. But the ones who […]

The Earth has many axes

Monday, March 8th, 2004

Woo!, the internet is so cool…. To flesh out a comment to yesterday’s post on recycling, I was noodling around for a reference to February’s Harper’s Magazine article by Richard Manning, “The Oil We Eat; Following the Food Chain Back to Iraq,” a tremendously important article — really, all self-defacing acronyms (IMHO) aside. Although Harper’s […]

More garbage

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

My iBook, it still suffers the dah-mahge, as the inestimable Inspector Clousseau might say, and my blog-reading and blog-writing will be much sparser until the case is sol-ved. And anyway, I’ve been writing a lot of garbage lately these days, so it’s no great loss. But speaking of garbage (which, along with waste and drains, […]

I hate Apple — hello, are you guys at Apple listening??

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

I can’t even bother to make the links to my previous woes with my iBook, but this is a quickie recap: sometime last summer, my iBook broke. It needed a new motherboard (to the tune of nearly $1K with Canadian taxes). …Ok, you bite the bullet, you get it fixed, not least because you don’t […]

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