Archive for November, 2004

New Hitler to Replace Old Hitler

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 22:20 Comments Off

Gotta turn that cabinet over, and give another guy his favor, uh, I mean his due. We’ll miss Ridge, almost as much as Ashcroft, eh?

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Boldly Going Where No Satellite Station has Gone Before…

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 21:46 Comments Off

“the combination of Starbucks, Edwards and baseball is not part of an attempt to position XM as more high-brow than its rival.” I love my XM.

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New Column

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 21:30 Comments Off

It’s up today on Yeah, I haven’t published much in a while, and that’s because I am working, working, working; writing a few big papers; reading a rather large assortment of works in the area of classics, ancient history, and economic thought; and, I just haven’t made the time. I’ve chosen sleep lately. I’m [...]

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Things I Love

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 21:26 Comments Off

The (surprisingly) fantastic Tom Hanks movie “The Terminal.” I say “surprisingly” because I did not expect that much from this movie. I had not heard of it before I passed by it in Blockbuster’s last week. I thought I’d try it, ‘cuz I love Hanks. What a great flick! I thought it would be a [...]

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Things I Hate

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 21:19 Comments Off

Jon Secada’s awful, grotesque, and near-criminal version of “O Holy Night.” One has to be able to really sing in order to pull off “O Holy Night.” Like most modern pop singers, this guy cannot sing a classic.

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Thank God for Winter?

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 7:06 Comments Off

No, but thank God for Starbucks and its holiday season “gingerbread latte.” Another (and newer) Starbucks tradition is its new spot on XM satelitte radio. If you like the music you hear in a Starbucks – is that great laptop research music, or what? – then you’ll like channel 75 on XM. XM and Starbucks: [...]

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A Classical Liberal at Microsoft?

Sunday, November 28, 2004 20:55 Comments Off

Ok, who is hiding out there, at Microsoft, doing classical liberal things with the Word thesaurus? Come out, whoever you are. If you plug the word “liberal” into Word, and look at thesaurus, you’ll see these synonyms: freethinking, non-interventionist, and, yes, laissez-faire. Did these people not pay attention when the word “liberal” was robbed from [...]

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Lip Gloss and Homeschooling?

Sunday, November 28, 2004 18:29 Comments Off

The usually-confused Laura Berman – a Detroit News columnist – takes a nasty poke at homeschooling that fails to make any legitimate point whatsoever: I never thought the day would arrive when I would understand the impulse to home school. The idea of removing children from the real world and educating them in the cloister [...]

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Heroic Sirius

Sunday, November 28, 2004 8:32 Comments Off

I think. I love the attention given to Satellite radio, and this great piece about Sirius is no exception. It’s about time that government’s awful radio programming went down the tubes. I’m an XM gal, however. The other day, I noted a 2-hour Frank Zappa instrumental special, and, a channel away, there were some deep [...]

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Comments on Vox’s Annotated Misandryst (sic)…….Or, 101 Reasons Why Women can be Vultures

Friday, November 26, 2004 7:02 Comments Off

Ok, so Vox got the spelling wrong, but his comments (in italics) on this anti-man screed are hilarious, deserved, and well-done. Especially these two: A man reaches his sexual peak in life before he knows what to do with it. Okay, but we’re not very happy about that either. Women can pay each other compliments; [...]

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