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Archive for October, 2004

One more thing….

I am not the biggest college football fan, but it was sure fun to watch the Tar Heels beat the Hurricanes tonight. My dad is a UNC alumni. He was thrilled. That was fun. UGA beat the Gators today, and that means all the people that puke and piss on the streets of Athens most […]

Well… falling back is not an option

Tomorrow I run the Marine Corps Marathon for the 4th time. I am blogging about it for the 2nd time. This year I am a little more prepared than I was last year, and not as prepared as I would like to be. My father has a back injury and is looking doubtful for the […]

Fresh Krugman

Just in case you forgot to check… Fresh Krugman op-ed in the NY TImes. Just in case, the right is already explaining away President Bush’s defeat: it’s all the fault of the “liberal media,” particularly The New York Times, which, so the conspiracy theory goes, deliberately timed its report on the looted Al Qaqaa explosives […]


Holy cow, that’s it. I am reading this essay over at Hissyfit and Wing Chun tosses this out like it’s a foregone conclusion. It’s so obvious, I guess it’s not entirely unreasonable to just toss this line over your shoulder, but My Oh My, is it an astute observation: Leaving aside the whole crooked-Republicans issue, […]

I guess it’s worth mentioning

I run a marathon on Sunday. This will be my fourth. I am more prepared than I was last year, but once again, not as prepared as I would like to be. Wish me luck. DC friends, see you at the race? I may wear the cowboy hat this year, for luck. We’ll see.

The Third Republican Candidate

Bush/Cheney/Crow. Jim Crow is alive and well, my friend. I could spend all day running this stuff down, but let me refer you the blog of a black man that is doing it for us. Pop in on Oliver Willis and see what the latest outrage is.

The Bulge is Back

Just when you thought the issue was dead, Salon has a NASA photo analyst weigh in and say “Looks like a wire to me.” I might remind you that I had my own theories about the Bulge back in the day…

These are Terry Southern’s times

Terry Southern was the man behind the funniest parts of the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s film Dr. Strangelove. It’s not surprising that John Edwards’ favorite film is Dr. Strangelove: On October 7, John Edwards, Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, will consider Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying […]

Hmph. David Mamet likes movies for the same reasons that I do.

More from The Guardian today. David Mamet writes about his favorite film moments, and I realize that he likes movies for the same reasons that I do. Film artificially creates moments that must simulate life in a way that resonates with the watcher. Creating those moments means imagining them and understanding all of the connotations […]

Comrade Rockstar

Wow. This story is amazing. In the mid-1960s, Soviet officials were on the lookout for acceptable entertainers to keep the kids in line. Nikolai Pastoukhov, a Moscow journalist, wasn’t expecting much in the way of young blood at the World Peace Conference in Helsinki in 1965. The conference was a mess, Russians and Chinese not […]

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