Monthly Archives: June 2010

‘Bye, For Now

Allison in the Art Room 18 I’m taking a break. For an indefinite period. I’ve been at this on virtually a daily basis since November 2006, and it’s time to stop, reflect, regroup, and reconsider. Many, many and profound thanks … Continue reading

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Amanda 5 Nothing much of interest this morning. Perhaps this interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali about living under a fatwa. Or this slide show of the U.S. tie with England in the World Cup. Or, finally, this article from The … Continue reading

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Adding Complexity Word by Word

Duo 1-25 I’ve not been able to determine how thick is the United States Code, or how many words it contains. Somehow I think the numbers will be very large. Now two Democratic members of the House, up for re-election … Continue reading

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Mayla’s Torso 38 Riptide of Lies Department Can’t think of much more that might be said of this popular YouTube video, except laugh and applaud the ingenuity: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYIKF1wuyE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] ———————— What Rights in Britain Department An important and useful summary of … Continue reading

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BP Up To Its Neck, and Not Just in Oil

Brooke’s Skirt 15 Carlos Miller has written of British Petroleum’s management and censorship of photographic and video coverage of the oil spill: “BP and feds continue to prevent media access to gulf oil spill.” The war on photography can take … Continue reading

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Like Kissing Your Sister

Kat’s Reflections Or even worse. The Self-Kiss. (Especially for photographers.) (While on the subject of photography, thirty examples of photographing the perfect wave — or thirty examples of perfect wave photography.) ———————— Saving Us From Ourselves Department In my continuing, … Continue reading

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The Rule of Thumb

Taj Among Pillows 36 The rule of thumb has become commonplace: if an Evangelical Christian or conservative “family values” guy is outspokenly homophobic, chances are he’s a closeted homosexual. Can that be extended to all “family values” campaigners? Are they … Continue reading

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The Best Justice is an Ex-Justice

Abigail & the Box 14 Ex-Justices of the Supreme Court are interesting creatures. Semi-unbound by the unspoken oath of verbal celibacy that sitting justices (for the most part) practice, they will often take on subjects they never felt free to … Continue reading

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Catie & the Bed 21 Ibsen Updated Department Last night was Dollhouse at the Guthrie, Rebecca Gilman’s updating of the Ibsen classic, “A Doll’s House.” The new version is set in 2004 in a post-Enron world, and Nora and her … Continue reading

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Cops are Professionals …

Erin & Hats 22 … and if they abuse their authority or act unprofessionally, they should be held to account — in public and via video or audio recordings of their transgressions if necessary. I have no apologies for taking … Continue reading

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