Archive for November, 2004


Friday, November 26, 2004 6:21 Comments Off

“The problem with kittens,” says John Venlet, “is that they grow up into cats.” (As he links to some kitty pics.) John spurs me to thinking, here. I really hate to think I *hate* any animal, but lordy, I can’t stand cats. What nasty things: no personality, no usefulness, they do nothing, they just hoard [...]

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The Time Preference Problem

Thursday, November 25, 2004 7:06 Comments Off

Camden, NJ has snatched the title of “Most Dangerous City” from Detroit. As usual, the city powers chalk up all crime everywhere as “due to poverty.” But what causes poverty? It’s not always and everywhere the lack of jobs, training, or “available education” as the bureaucrats would have us believe. It’s the ability to be [...]

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The Brawl

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 17:03 Comments Off

It’s been called the “worst brawl in sports history,” and it was a big one. Here’s a handy timeline of events. It started when, toward the end of the game, Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers gave a hard foul to Piston forward Ben Wallace. Wallace pushed back, and a short push-and-shove erupted on the [...]

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Nice Art, But…

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:15 Comments Off

I did not give up my day job.

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That Which is Priceless

Saturday, November 20, 2004 15:11 Comments Off

From Instapundit: DAVE BARRY: “Here’s a newspaper article on blogs, pointing out that they can be inaccurate. It mentions my name: Dave Berry.” See this highly inaccurate piece on, well, inaccuracy.

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The Nanny State Goes After Dodgeball

Saturday, November 20, 2004 8:36 Comments Off

One broken elbow kicked off this latest run at a great game. Once again, the decision of whether or not to allow children to throw balls at one another in gym class is left to a state Appellate court, assorted, designated authorities, and educational bureaucrats.

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Clinton Library

Friday, November 19, 2004 7:08 Comments Off

Yesterday, at Dulles airport, I noted that every TV in the entire terminal was surrounded by wide-eyed, attentive, almost-hypnotized throngs of people, and I wondered: what was the oh-so-important, breaking news? What am I missing? Did another war break out? Was a nuclear bomb dropped? Did Nick and Jessica reconcile? No, it was the opening [...]

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The Politics of Graffiti

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 7:18 Comments Off

It’s class warfare now. Marx would be proud.

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Bonds (not the financial kind)

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 7:12 Comments Off

Yeah, he acts like a nitwit sometimes, however, Barry Bonds is absolutely remarkable. I like this story. Who the heck cares if he’s on steroids anyway? Only the intermeddlers. Steroids alone does not account for what this man has accomplished, and that is, doing what he does, still, at the age of 40!, which is [...]

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For Wodehouse Fans Only

Sunday, November 14, 2004 21:55 Comments Off

Christopher Hitchens reviews Wodehouse: A Life. The first time I saw the personality of Bertie Wooster was upon a small stage in the Chicago theatre district. From that time on, I was a devoted fan. His admirers will desert P. G. Wodehouse for his archaic Upstairs DownstairsL settings on the same day that people discard [...]

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