Archives: February 2005

Unconscious Mutterings 2005-02-28

Free association–a psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content–is what this post is all about. Each week, Patricia over at Luna Nina posts ten words to which anyone can respond to with the

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Heart Matters

What an echo-cardiogram is. Also, the dangers of Endocarditis, also known as heart valve infection. I’m googling these things because I have to go get an echo-cardiogram for the first time since I was a kid. I have a congenital heart murmur, which has apparently gotten worse in the last two years. More specifically, I

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Poker with Dick Cheney

I read this classic blog post from The Poor Man last year when it was first posted, but it’s won some awards since then and I had a chance to re-read it. Check out the whole post, because it’s one of the funniest things you’ll ever read. Unfortunately, the page is screwed up a bit,

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Statehouse Rally for Equal Marriage Rights – March 8

I will be attending this rally on March 8th, and I’m inviting you all to join me. I will be one of the crowd-control folks in a lovely orange vest. If you want to get together for a sign-making party, please let me know; this event is only a few short days away. In response

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Statehouse Rally for Equal Marriage Rights – March 8

In response to the State Legislature’s current bill (SJR 7) seeking to limit equal marriage rights for same-sex couples by amending the constitution, gay rights advocates and their friends and families are planning a Rally/Silent Protest at the east steps of the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. to protest this piece

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Making Your Own CD Rack

I’ve linked to the awesome magazine ReadyMade before, but they’ve got more back issues online now, including this article on how to build your own awesome CD rack. I think my girlfriend’s dad would love the heck out of this magazine; he’s a whiz at building his own stuff in the basement.

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New Bush Social Security Strategy: Attack the AARP

By now you probably know that the hugely powerful, hugely popular, non-partisan senior organization, the AARP, has done the math on the Social Security “Crisis” and realized that Bush’s plan will cost individuals huge money, while making a bundle for big businesses. So they are lobbying against Bush’s plan. Here’s how Bush’s man Karl Rove

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My letter to the Indy Star about SJR-7

I’m writing to the citizens of Indiana regarding Senate Bill SJR-7, the anti-gay hate bill that just passed the Senate and will be moving to the house soon. It’s fascinating to me that at the turn of the last century, Indianapolis was a mover and shaker on the national cultural scene. This city was at

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Marriage Discrimination Amendment Bill Passes Senate (SJR-7)

You may have read that yesterday the Senate passed SJR7, the bill designed to codify hate and discrimination against gay people into the Indiana Constitution. Soon it will pass the House, and then it will need to pass in another legislative season, and be voted on by the people of Indiana before it becomes the

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The Jeff Gannon/James Guckert Scandal

For those of you who may not have followed the whole story… First, On February 9th, Keith Olbermann aired on MSNBC a report about a “reporter” named “Jeff” who routinely sat in White House press conferences and asked questions that were clearly intended to promote a right-wing agenda, even addressing a question a few weeks

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Exhibit: Glimpses of the African-American Artist

My friend Chizoma Sherman has some art which will be featured at the Collective Art Gallery (1043 Virginia Ave, just before the fountain in Fountain Square on the corner of Virginia and Woodlawn) in their exhibit titled Glimpses of the African-American Artist, a juried art competition for African-American Artists. The exhibit is open until February

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This is the reason why I want to be rich….

and why I want to live in a huge house. So I can fill it with stuff this guy Kaden Harris makes. Or even stuff from this other guy. Or better yet, I need to start making this kind of stuff myself. Hmmm.

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Memesville

I haven’t been able to post lately, because I have been sicker than a dog. I’m still sick, but I’m at work anyway, because I have to get some stuff done. Anyway, courtesy of Lisa at Another Pink World, here’s a meme for you. 1. Total amount of music files on your computer? 0 files

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My Top Ten Favorite Love Songs

10. Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett Because that guitar rocks. 9. Set the Prairie On Fire – Shawn Colvin A lush, scorching song about the intoxication of sex that never once mentions the word.

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The Top 20 Reasons Dogs Don’t Use Computers

Author Unknown 20. Can’t stick their heads out of Windows ’95. 19. Fetch command not available on all platforms. 18. Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side. 17. Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit. 16. Can’t help attacking the screen when they hear "You’ve Got Mail." 15. Fire

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Computer One-Liners

Author Unknown Abandon all hope, ye who PRESS ENTER here (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)gnore? (A)bort, (R)etry, (P)retend it didn’t happen? Any given program will expand to fit available memory plus 1K Backup not found: (A)bort (R)etry (K)ill something Calm down — it’s only ones and zeroes Computers are like the Old Testament God — lots of

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Review: The Settlers of Catan

At first glance, you wouldn’t expect The Settlers of Catan game to be as addictive as everyone who’s played it claims that it is. For one thing, there are two thick, daunting rule books (“Game Rules” and “Almanac”) and the playing pieces themselves are fairly non-descript wooden block-like house structures and “little rectangles” that turn

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Review: Georgia O’Keeffe – Visions of the Sublime

Check out the review I wrote on IndyScribe about the exhibit currently displayed at the Eiteljorg Museum downtown. Also, the whole IndyScribe team of writers were interviewed this afternoon by a reporter for INtake Weekly newspaper, the competitor to Nuvo. We’re also going to a photoshoot for that newspaper as well. So I’ll have my

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of the Sublime

One of the first stops for the Giant Red Arrow in its tour of Indianapolis cultural events is the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. My familiarity with O’Keeffe was with her paintings of flowers and of animal bones in western landscapes, but Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of the Sublime contains only a few of

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Rock Indiana Counter Rally Key Information

WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT TIME? Tuesday, March 8th at the State House – Capitol Ave. East steps (facing Capitol Ave.) From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parking will be a free for all, but Circle Center Garage may offer the best option. Carpool if you can. Make it as fun as possible – under the

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I so want to do this

These guys took photos of themselves, blew them up to poster size, and then took them to a baseball game to wave at the TV. That’s just too fun. Unfortunately, I’d be unhappy with all the pictures I took of myself, and would never get to the posterizing stage. 🙂 Except maybe this picture. I

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New Job Interview Techniques

Take the prospective employees you are trying to place and put them in a room with only a table and two chairs. Leave them alone for two hours, without any instruction. At the end of that time, go back and see what they are doing.

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Same-Sex Marriage – That Happy Golden Feeling

Just a reminder of what was going on last year at this time… In S.F., debate on gay nuptials marked by joy “Boston and San Francisco are often compared for their similarities. But of the two cities that bookended a historic week in the debate on gay marriage, I know which place I’d rather have

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100 Best Things About Being a Gay Man

1. You truly don’t care who Julia Roberts is sleeping with. 2. You understand the difference between 43 brands of imported vodka. 3. You can call anyone "honey" including pets. 4. You know someone who definitely was in the emergency room with Richard Gere and the gerbil. 5. You understand the immense importance of good

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Books about Indianapolis and Indiana

Several members of the IndyScribe team have been perusing Indianapolis and Indiana literature during research for the writing we’re doing, and for education and entertainment about the city we live in. Since we’ve been passing books around between us, I thought it might help us (and maybe you) to put together a list of books

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Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream

Situated right off the Monon on Main Street in downtown Carmel, Bubs is a popular lunch location, especially for (as my friend Mike pointed out) beefy white guys in corporate attire. It was so popular that we had to put our name in and wait fifteen minutes to get a table, and because we specified

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Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood

Herron-Morton Place is an historic residential neighborhood in Downtown Indianapolis, comprising a 25 square block area just east of Meridian Street, and north of the bustling downtown area. It is beautiful, quiet, pedestrian-friendly, and is just close enough to downtown to walk or bike to major events, but just far enough north to be outside

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Creationism Museum Opens – “Adam walked with dinosaurs”

The new multi-million-dollar Museum of Creation, which will open this spring in Kentucky, will be aimed at the “growing ranks” of fundamentalist Christians in the United States. It aims to promote the view that man was created in his present shape by God rather than by a Darwinian process of evolution. The centerpiece of the

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Your Inlaws Are Coming to Live With You

The Social Security issue is a bit complex, and because of this the lies Bush is telling about it are hitting home with the average American who doesn’t understand the 3-ton elephant that is about to sit on their heads. I actually had a friend say to me the other day, {cue Republican soundbite} “It’s

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ROCK INDIANA – On MARCH 8th!

This is a rally I’m planning on attending to speak out against SJR7, which will put anti-gay hatred into the Indiana constitution. We are going to step outside of our homes and places of employment for one day – March 8th – to demonstrate and protest – not only against Eric Miller and his pro-marriage

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Post-Groundhog Day

I had a really crummy day yesterday, but fortunately I have a wonderful girlfriend who made me feel much better. She fixed a wonderful dinner and we got to spend time together. I am so lucky.

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Question

I’m trying to figure out when, before the holocaust, the first Jews who escaped said “Oh, crap. We’d better get out of here.” At what point did they realize that staying and trying to combat the political situation wasn’t going to work, and that they’d better get out if they wanted to keep their lives?

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