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Archive for October, 2005

BC Teachers: a strike of historical importance

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Supreme Court (of British Columbia) Justice Nancy Brown declared yesterday (Sunday Oct. 9) that …obeying court orders is the foundation of western society and if the rule of law is not followed, “anarchy cannot be far behind.” “No citizen or group of citizens may choose which orders they may obey,” said Brown. [More…] For those […]

On the importance of Wood in the lot of intellectual archives…

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

One can only hope that Mark Woods forgives slobs like me who never fail to forget important anniversaries — and who even manage to “remember” (i.e., be reminded) a day or two later, only to put off “remembering” for yet another couple of days… But dear brilliantly forensic Mark of Wood_s Lot (George Bataille, that […]

If Andrei Codrescu made films

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Through a P2C2E (“process too complicated to explain” **), I discovered Paintful Productions, the home of wonderfully weird and whacky filmmakers in deepest Sooke (nearly at Whiffen Spit, just around the Fisgard Lighthouse…). It appears that Paintful is a family affair — as all families are in one way or another painful and of course […]

O = 0

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

When I was still a “real” professor, I had laryngitis two or three times. It was really weird — didn’t hurt or and was short-lived, yet suddenly the output from the vocal chords was zero. If “Output” were written as “O,” the equation would read O=0. Funny, eh? We had a handyman at the house […]

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