Archive for November, 2004
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?
“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.
It’s up today on LewRockwell.com. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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; [...]