Archives: September 2006

links for 2006-09-30

Snowball calculator – Become debt free at WhatsTheCost.com Stephanie has a spreadsheet version of this that is also excellent. (tags: finance howto lifehacks money tools) Poll: Iraqis back attacks on U.S. troops – Yahoo! News About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on U.S.-led forces, and slightly more than that want their

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Chapter Titles in Jim McGreevey’s Book

From “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Top Ten Lists: 10. “The Day I Got Caught Governing Myself” 9. “How to Pretend to Like Girls for 47 Years” 8. “From Schwarzenegger to Pataki: Governors I’d Like to Oil Up” 7. “Another Confession – I Can’t Resist Entenmann’s Pound Cake” 6. “At First I Just Thought

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How long before I get “disappeared”?

Today, the Senate approved the president’s new Torture and Unlimited Detention bill, legalizing torture and permanent detention of “enemy combatants” as well as allowing a broad definition of who fits that description, granting the President sweeping new powers. The bill suspends habeas corpus, and allows the President to decide who is an “enemy combatant” and

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links for 2006-09-28

Nation Sickened By Sight Of Happy Young Couple | The Onion “It’s like they think they’re the first couple to ever fall in love in the history of space and time.” Hee. (tags: humor) The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million – By Daniel Mendelsohn – Books – Review – New York Times

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Do Not Drink the Pool Water

Last night I went to water aerobics at the YMCA with my friend Chi. I’ve taken swimming classes (years ago) but I’ve never done a water aerobics class – it was excellent. It’s high-impact but low stress; you get lots of exercise but you don’t put stress on your joints, or sweat, either. In fact,

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Torture in the name of the USA and Jesus Christ

Regarding all the recent back and forth regarding what the definition of “torture” is and what the Geneva Conventions mean, and whether we should be engaging in torture or “coercive interrogation” — here’s my two cents, for what they’re worth. 1. If you wouldn’t allow someone to do it to your own kids, it’s torture.

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links for 2006-09-27

getbehindjesus.net A photo of Jesus appearing on the ass of dog. Really – not a fake photo. (tags: humor religion christianity dogs) U.S. suspicious about gas prices – Oil & Energy – MSNBC.com Just last night I was cynically remarking that gas price reductions are conveniently falling just before the elections. (tags: bush news politics)

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The “dangerous” gay community

From today’s Indianapolis Star: But lawmakers and judges are a different matter. Legislators have been carrying guns into the Capitol for years, exercising what they say is their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Twenty-five of Indiana’s 150 senators and representatives had permits to carry concealed weapons in 2003, according to a study published by

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There’s something lurking under our porch

I’m not sure what it is, but whatever is hiding under our back deck has turned my dog in Barkley McBarkerson, and he never used to be one of those annoying dogs. Lately he barks all night long, and when he’s outside, he tries to climb under the deck. We’ve seen a bunny in the

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links for 2006-09-26

WTHR – Courthouse no longer on list of endangered landmarks Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana is removing from the Randolph County Courthouse from its list of endangered historic landmarks, crediting the Farmland Bridge Club for saving the building. Awesome. (tags: history Indiana cool) MAKE: Blog: Kids safety labels we want to see… (tags: activism kids

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Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat

From the New York Times: WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. The classified National Intelligence

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Weekend Update 2006-09-25

Friday night we went to Hogeye Naavy’s concert for “International Talk Like a Pirate day” at the German Liederkranz Club on Washington Street. See the concert photo album Hogeye Naavy is a really fun band that plays sea shantys and traditional folk music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. Their instruments include concertinas, bagpipes,

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links for 2006-09-25

Pileus Flickr Photos Umbrella An umbrella that projects your flickr photostream onto the inside of the umbrella, and that takes pictures you can upload to Flickr. Cool, but must cost a fortune. (tags: flickr photos technology wishlist cool) No One Cares About Your Blog t-shirts Hee. I care about my blog, and that’s enough for

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links for 2006-09-24

18 Tricks To Teach Your Body (tags: lifehacks howto biology fun) FULL TRANSCRIPT: Clinton Takes On Fox News Clinton bitch-slaps Chris Wallace and ABC over their lies about his work to get Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Wow — that’s some strong words from a guy who’s been very diplomatic with Bush’s White House. (tags:

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links for 2006-09-23

Kwisatz Haderach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: wiki dune language) ABC News: The Three Hour Diet Diet that emphasizes lean proteins and vegetables, you eat small meals every three hours, and breakfast no later than an hour after getting up. (tags: health nutrition fitness) goats: the comic strip | by jonathan rosenberg (tags: Clothes

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The Hugo Chavez Book Club

When Hugo Chavez spoke to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling George W. Bush “the devil,” he help up a copy of MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky’s “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance” and recommended it to the General Assembly and the American people. “The people of the United States should read this…

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links for 2006-09-22

Yahoo! News – Papers show Abramoff friends inside access to White House The White House released the Secret Service visitor logs showing how often Abramoff cronys had access to the white house. Not good news for Bush. (tags: bush corruption politics) Morality clauses, Emergency Contraception, and broken condoms Wow. These are scenario I never think

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Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: How to Turn a Penny into a Radio, Make a Flood Alarm with an Aspirin, Change by Cy Tymony ISBN: 0740738593 NON-FICTION – A small guide to how to MacGyvver yourself out of situations using objects you may have with you. I checked the book out from the library, so

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links for 2006-09-21

The Arcade Wire™: Airport Security – Play at Shockwave.com Online game where you’re an Airport Security screener. (tags: onlineGames flash games fun) How to swear like an old prospector (tags: language fun) Yosemite Sam – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The cartoon character was named after Yosemite National Park (tags: cartoons) H. P. Lovecraft – Wikipedia,

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Short Book Reviews

How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson and Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women by Mark Twain and John R. Cooley Library Journal: “A dozen minor Twain pieces to show how Twain used some of his slight fictions to idealize his daughters Clara and Suzy Clemens as romantic, rebellious, and daring adolescents in

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links for 2006-09-20

indy undercover A right-wing, anti-democrat blog that is supposedly written by an Indianapolis police officer, discussing law enforcement, the recent crime wave in Indianapolis, and the city government. (tags: Indianapolis police blog rightwing law city government) fd’s Flickr Toys (tags: photos flickr fun) Discordance between Sexual Behavior and Self-Reported Sexual Identity A Population-Based Survey of

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The purser wants you to stop that

New Yorker article on a gay couple who were ordered to stop kissing on an airplane: Shortly after takeoff, Varnier nodded off, leaning his head on Tsikhiseli. A stewardess came over to their row. “The purser wants you to stop that,” she said. “I opened my eyes and was, like, ‘Stop what?’ ” Varnier recalled

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A sure-fire way to piss me off on a Tuesday

And article I discovered via Shakespeare’s Sister: Gay Stereotypes: Are They True? Are Gays More Like Straight Men Than We Think? By JOHN STOSSEL and GENA BINKLEY Yes, John Stossel is writing about gay stereotypes. I don’t need to go on do I? ‘Cause — John Stossel?! WTF?! I’m going to stop here before I

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Indy Undercover

I mentioned Indy Undercover on IndyScribe, but I’ve now read several of the posts, and want to comment here on it separately. Indy Undercover a site about law enforcement issues in Indianapolis, purportedly written by an law enforcement officer. It’s getting lots of traffic and comments from other people who claim to be law enforcement

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Aye, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties! Don’t be a land lubber, learn t’ talk like a pirate yerself! Here’s a list o’ stuff pirates say, Or try t’ English t’ Pirate Translator! Arrr! Being a Pirate by Hogeye Naavy from the album: Poor Old Horse

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Ballroom Dancing

Stephanie and I went to our first ballroom dance lessons last night. There were about forty people there, and the instructor was a very nice older gentleman. We learned to waltz, and we started learning the east coast swing. Over the next several lessons we’ll do more with the waltz and we’ll add more to

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links for 2006-09-19

Noblesville High School Class of 1986 – 20th Reunion Photos My high school class reunion. We didn’t go because we were moving. (tags: history personal friends) Jane Espenson – How to Do Things Without Words A guide to editing dialog: 1. I think you’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. 2. You’re the most

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald I first read this book when I was still a kid — either in junior high or high school, and I don’t remember caring too much for it, and feeling impatient to ge to the end. We read it again for our book club, and I’m very glad

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Bad Identity Data Follows You Around

Boing Boing details an example of the kind of personal data mining problems I discussed in my review of No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society. One of their readers explains his problem: What, precisely, did it turn up? Ah, the woman could not tell me that, because she herself

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links for 2006-09-18

List of exclamations used by Captain Haddock – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: funny humor wikipedia cartoons Comics Exclamations Tintin) Boing Boing: Amazon Unbox to customers: Eat shit and die Cory Doctorow examines the terms of service for customer-unfriendly Amazon Unbox: “Amazon Unbox user agreement is only a couple femtometers more dignified than being traded

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Polar bears drown amid Arctic thaw

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, Reuters, Via Scotman.com News: OSLO (Reuters) – Polar bears are drowning and receding Arctic glaciers have uncovered previously unknown islands in a drastic 2006 summer thaw widely blamed on global warming. Signs of wrenching changes are apparent around the Arctic region due to unusual warmth — the summer minimum for

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links for 2006-09-16

Smog Eaters – Enterprise Technology – MSNBC.com A news item about bricks that “eat” smog, but absorbing carbon monoxide and releasing carbon dioxide and water. An Italian city is paving their streets with these bricks. (tags: green Environment ecology house) Awesome Papercraft Pope Cool print out and fold model for a 3-D version of Herr

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Fall Television Viewing Season

Every year I sit down with my Entertainment Weekly and put together the list of fall TV shows that I think might be interesting viewing. I try to watch the first few episodes of each of them, and some inevitably fall off the viewing chart, never to be heard from again, when I pare my

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Back Street and Alley Committee

In the minutes of our neighborhood meeting, I noticed that our neighborhood has a “Back Streets and Alleys Committee.” Hee. I picture the committee slinking around in leather jackets like West Side Story. “When you’re a Jet, You’re a Jet all the way From your first cigarette To your last dyin’ day….”

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Rosie O’Donnell and Christian Terror Cells in the US

The American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Faith and Action and World Net Daily are all busy bashing Rosie O’Donnell for saying “Radical Christians are no different than murderous radical Muslims.” God damn it. What she said is way tamer than what I said in the recent past with a big fat list of

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Ballroom Dance Lessons for Same-Sex Couples

From the Outword Bound mailing list: Ballroom Dancing Lessons for GLBTQ people and their allies who are willing to dance with persons of the same sex Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Jesus MCC, 2950 East 55th Place NO dance partner necessary. $5 per person per 2-hour lesson – please bring cash. Finally, we’ve found

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links for 2006-09-15

one shot tutorial – a photoset on Flickr Make a 16 page mini-zine out of single piece of paper. (tags: comics diy tutorial magazine papercraft) Photoshop Painting Techniques: Hair and Fur How to add realist beards and mustaches to people in Photoshop. I’m so giving myself a pirate mustache. (tags: Photoshop HowTo tutorial fake fun)

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Chertoff: We Can’t Protect the Ports. Scientists: We Must Protect the Ports

At the same time that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is telling a Senate committee that we can’t afford to protect our ports from terrorist attack, and that we shouldn’t because Osama’s goal is to drive us into bankruptcy (New York Times article)…. Scientists are telling us that our biggest terrorist threat is a stolen

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Make Sure You’re Registered to Vote!

In all the recent hullabaloo surrounding the GOP purging voter rolls in Indiana, it turns out that although I returned my postcard with my corrected new address on it promptly, my voter registration was not updated. I talked to at least one other person who discovered that they are no longer registered to vote either

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Scary Kid Stuff (with pictures!)

Paul the Spud at Shakespeare’s Sister asks the question “What creeped you out as a kid?” Here are my answers, many of which were from TV shows that I probably shouldn’t have been watching. 1. The Star Trek episode “Miri” where the crew beams down to a planet that at first seems deserted. But they

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Free Will Astrology Analysis

Free Will Astrology for the week of Sept. 13: GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Of all the objects in the world that are made of 22-karat gold, a bathtub in Japan is the biggest. Weighing in at over 300 pounds, it’s in the Funabara Hotel a hundred miles south of Tokyo. I suggest you regard it

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More Gatsby

“Self-control!” Repeated Tom incredulously. “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that’s the idea you can count me out. . . . Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and

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Ann Richards

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards died. That’s too bad, I really loved her. She was an excellent person. “I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone.’”

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links for 2006-09-14

{ the major arcana } Cool Tarot deck based on traffic sign art. (tags: illustration traffic tarot fun) { atelier coulthart } (tags: design artist designCool) INANIMATE CHARACTER STICKERS Cool stickers of eyes, nose, mouth that you can use to give your inanimate objects a personality. (tags: funny illustration stickers Shopping wishlist) Neatorama » Reverse

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Princeton Researchers Break Voting Machine Security

Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy have proven that they can easily, undetectibly hack Diebold voting machines and alter votes and the outcome of elections, and they’re publishing a paper on their findings. Abstract This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We

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Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs

Via my friend Ian at [Link deprecated: http://www.socialoracle.com/node/538] Social Oracle, this CNN article: WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday. The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it

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links for 2006-09-13

Olberman: This hole in the ground – MSNBC.com All the time, I knew that the very air I breathed contained the remains of thousands of people, including four of my friends, two in the planes and — as I discovered from those “missing posters” seared still into my soul — two more in the Towers.

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Gatsby Quotes

He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.

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Progress Report

So far this year, I’ve read 30 books, and many of them have been pretty light reading. I guess I’m quite a bit behind Bush. At this point, I’ve pretty much abandoned my New Years Reading List and gone off on wild tangents, which seems to be a commentary on my life in general somehow.

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe Description from Amazon.com: Not since Moby-Dick… No, not since Treasure Island… Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain,

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On Bullshit

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt A small, funny book I picked up at the library after the author was interviewed on the Daily Show – it’s a scholarly inquiry on the definition of “bullshit.” From the Amazon.com description: “More pertinent is Frankfurt’s focus on intentions–the practice of bullshit, rather than its end result. Bullshitting,

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Journalist under criminal charges for filming Katrina evacuees

A journalist and a TV producer working on a piece about Katrina refugees have been charged with the crime of videotaping a “critical national security structure” in Louisiana… Palast Charged with Journalism in the First Degree: On August 22, for LinkTV and Democracy Now! we videotaped the thousands of Katrina evacuees still held behind a

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links for 2006-09-12

Pictopia Home Page (tags: print posters photos) Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007 The top stories of 2006 that have received little or no attention from the media, but which could have significant impact on people’s lives. (tags: media news politics reference) World of Warcraft: Is It a Game? – Newsweek Technology – MSNBC.com Is

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Real people remember

Joe.My.God’s account of “That Day.” Ian William’s memories of 9/11: “no one wept except the willow” 3 Quarks Daily’s contributors all write about “Five Years Later.” I’m so glad to read personal accounts because that was what struck me about the media coverage from that day — and for about a week or so after

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War’s Critics Abetting Terrorists, Cheney Says

article on the Washington Post: “They can’t beat us in a stand-up fight — they never have — but they’re absolutely convinced they can break our will, [that] the American people don’t have the stomach for the fight,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The vice president said U.S. allies in Afghanistan and Iraq

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How likely are you to die in a terrorist attack?

Via a friend, this article on Wired News titled “One Million Ways to Die“: But despite the never-ending litany of warnings and endless stories of half-baked plots foiled, how likely are you, statistically speaking, to die from a terrorist attack? Comparing official mortality data with the number of Americans who have been killed inside the

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links for 2006-09-11

Domain Directory – AboutUs A wiki about domain names. Data obtained by bots — I edited my domain information. (tags: wiki datamining internet domains) Waxy.org: Sex Baiting Prank on Craigslist Affects Hundreds Guy creates fake ads for explicit sex on craigslist, then posts the responses (almost all from men) online. This is a synopsis of

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links for 2006-09-10

Lot 49: PodSigns: Hearing Reloaded Archives sign cue cards to show iPod users to communicate — like “do you know CPR?” and “Yo, there’s a line.” (tags: signs funny iPod) TheIndyChannel.com – Officials Reject Hanging Re-Enactment At Former Jail A history tour re-enactment of a 200-year-old hanging event is rejected by Corydon officials. (tags: funny

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More Designy Goodness

I’ve tweaked my new design here and there, made some color use more consistent and added some extra flair. There are still some css layout changes that I need to make to fix a couple of pages, and I have a one-off template or two that need some work here and there. I must say,

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Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen I threw in the towel and bailed on reading this book in depth, which I’ve resolved not to feel bad about. I did skim a lot of it though. I’m a HUGE fan of sociologist Loewen’s books, and this one is good, but

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Amending the Soil

Our flower beds have very depleted soil, so I picked up a load of compost this morning and spread it around the beds after overturning all the soil. It’s amazing how much compost this requires, really. I’ll need to get another load of crap for the front beds; a truckload only covered the beds on

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Brad Pitt: I’ll marry when everyone can

via Shakesville, this article on Yahoo: “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” the 42-year-old actor reveals in Esquire magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Sept. 19. That is pretty awesome. I have to admit that at each of the three

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links for 2006-09-09

similicio.us – find similar sites (tags: search socialsoftware) Accuracy aside, ABC’s ‘9/11’ deserves to bomb Chicago Sun-Times delivers a devastating review of the controversial “docudrama” : “Path” is the dullest, worst-shot TV movie since ABC’s disastrous “Ten Commandments” remake. It could not be more amateurish or poorly constructed unless someone had forgo (tags: television terrorism

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Friday Random Image Blogging

I haven’t snapped a picture of any of the cats or the dog this week, so instead of the interweb’s ubiquitous Friday Cat Blogging, you get this lovely picture instead, chosen because I bought a wand just like that from Target at lunch. Isn’t she lovely? Sigh. Yeah, I now have Glinda’s wand, so watch

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International Literacy Day!

Hey, it’s International Literacy Day, according to a UN resolution. I know we don’t take those very seriously here in Amurika, but literacy is important! You too could grow up to get in a readin’ contest with Karl Rove. But in all seriousness: International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise

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Secret Cameras in Downtown Indianapolis

With a WISH-TV headline like “Secret Cameras Could Help Keep Indianapolis Safe” — gee, I don’t know what I’m supposed to think about that. I guess, maybe I should feel safer? Whereas the alternate headline “Secret Cameras Could Help Keep Indianapolis Under the Thumb of Big Brother” would be equally accurate, but I guess it

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Local News and Online Reporting

WTHR has this story on their website: Study: Omega 3 can save lives Experts say beefing up intake of Omega 3 fatty acids can save lives more than AED’s and implanted defibrillators. Omega 3 is found in foods like fish and nuts, and some experts believe they can lower the risk for heart attack because

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links for 2006-09-08

UK Gay News – Moscow Gay Pride Under Siege (tags: glbt) Guardian Unlimited | \How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power Given that the Bush White House is now calling Iraq War detractors “appeasors” — it’s interesting to know that his grandfather was a Nazi war profiteer. (tags: bush history politics) Take Action: Sign

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The Best of All Possible Worlds – Cate’s CD Club Mix

The CD mix I’m working on for my friend Cate’s CD Exchange Club. I still need to finish the liner notes, print them all out and slice up the paper to fit the cases, burn the CDs, and put everything together. And I’m considering substituting in a different song from Hogeye Naavy for one song

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ABC’s false “Docudrama”

The ABC television network unleashed a promotional blitz in the last week for a new “docudrama” called “The Path to 9/11”. ABC has thrown its corporate might behind the two-night production, and bills it as a public service: a TV event, to quote the ABC tagline, “based on the 9/11 Commission Report”. That’s false. “The

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30 year-old virgins

Shakespeare’s Sister has a great post (Who’s Afraid of Virgins?) critiquing this wholly lame Salon article on the “tragedy” of virgins in their 30’s. I don’t have a huge amount to add to the subject, other than “what she said” but I wanted to link to it because I know several people who would find

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Have I mentioned that I’m the preeminent Proust scholar in America?

For a friend’s birthday last night, we went to see Little Miss Sunshine, which I really enjoyed. I think the Entertainment Weekly review was pretty crappy for it, but everyone who saw it seemed to say it was enjoyable, and I agreed. I think my very favorite crappy review is this amateur movie critic blogger

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links for 2006-09-07

AfterEllen.com – The Disappearance of the Tomboy An editorial about the disappearance of the tomboy on network television. (tags: television) List of calculator words – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Words you can spell with your calculator. 334. 5318008. 334. (tags: wikipedia language words funny) Mental Soup Tabloid of Contents (tags: funny)

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For a million dollars…

from the Book of Questions, Via the J-Walk Blog, Would you accept $1,000,000 to leave the country and never set foot in it again? If so, where would you go? Nope — the “never set foot in it again” is the key part of that question. I’d rather see my family and friends regularly —

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links for 2006-09-06

SHAG disney merchandise (tags: illustrator art disney) Stan Lee Writes the Watchman What if the Watchmen were written by Stan Lee? (tags: comics funny parody mashup) Creative Commons Search (tags: copyfree art inspiration search tools) SCIFI.COM | Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica Webisodes (tags: scifi television video fun movie) adaptiveblue – the web your way firefox

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New Site Design

As you may have noticed (or maybe not, if you read via a newsreader) I installed a new site design today. This is one that I’ve been tinkering with for awhile, and it’s not perfect yet, but because I started it in February, before the house buying and other life events occurred, I decided it

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Chicken Over Caesar Salad

Two boneless, skinless chicken breasts red wine vinegar Herbs de Provence Dole Caesar Salad Kit Walnuts Sprinkle two boneless, skinless chicken breasts with Herbs de Provence seasoning on both sides. Pour a little red wine vinegar over each. Bake at 350 until done, turning at about 25 minutes. Slice. Divide one Dole Caesar salad kit

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Recent Photo Sets

Jan and Dan’s Wedding Dan W.’s Birthday Around the House Miscellaneous Photos I’ve Taken Recently

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Chicken Piccata

4 (6 to 7 ounces each) chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed Working with one chicken breast at a time, place each between

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links for 2006-09-05

Hogeye Navvy Hogeye Navvy is an acoustic, shanty-singing band whose repertoire expands to include the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. (tags: music Indianapolis folk celtic) Arthur’s Music Store Local music store in Fountain Square. (tags: music shopping guitars banjos Indianapolis) Australia’s “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin dies Wow. (tags: news) Brian Warren :

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links for 2006-09-04

Poincaré conjecture Poincaré conjecture, a century-old conundrum about the characteristics of three-dimensional spheres, which, because it has important implications for mathematics and cosmology and because it has eluded all attempts at solution, is regarded by mathematici (tags: mathematics research science) Evolution of Speechballoons (tags: cartoons comics illustration History) Look, See: Book Covers Archives Chris Ashley

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How To Identify Where A Driver Is From

1. One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: CHICAGO 2. One hand on wheel, one finger out window: NEW YORK 3. One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: NEW JERSEY 4. One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator: BOSTON 5. One hand

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Deja… What?

Author: Stacy Mineart A funny list of definitions written several years ago by my sister. Ok, so the following are other, less common forms of deja vu: Deja boo: The feeling that I’ve been frightened like this before Deja coup: The feeling my government has been overthrown like this before. Deja clue: The feeling that

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10 Dating Tips By Way of Hollywood

author unknown 1. People Who Hate Each Other on Sight Usually End Up Falling in Love ("The Way We Were," "Titanic," most Astaire/Rogers movies). Actually, people who hate each other when they first meet usually work very hard to avoid each other in the future. And if you ever really tried the sort of things

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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Author Unknown ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road. BUDDHA: Asking this question denies your own chicken nature. THE BIBLE: And God came down from the heavens and He said unto the chicken, "Thou shalt cross the road." And the chicken crossed the road and there was much rejoicing. PAT BUCHANAN:

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links for 2006-09-03

BellaPamella: Products: Stella Retro Apron in Scotch Green Fabric (tags: shopping apron cooking) Bomb Or Not? Training For Government Agents! A new version of “Am I hot or not?” that helps people figure out whether something is unsafe to take on a plane. (tags: subversion funny terrorism travel Security) Horrified B-Movie Victims Figure Set –

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Saturday

Today I mowed the yard at my old house, buried St. Joseph, picked up the yard a bit, mowed Dan and Doug’s front yard, put cement blocks away at our house, did some rearranging in the garage, flattened all the cardboard and sorted recycling, rearranged some of the moving boxes that are remaining to be

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links for 2006-09-02

Poodle disguise for Dobermans Dress your doberman up as a poodle so people with stop being afraid of it. Instructions included! (tags: costumes dogs pets funny) 22 Panels That Always Work… Sometimes A great parody response to the previously noted “22 Panels That Always Work.” (tags: comics cartoons illustration layout parody) NPR : Edward Tufte,

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Burying Saint Joe

First Stephanie sent me a link that she saw on MSNBC about the old tradition of burying a statue of St. Joseph in your yard when you sell your house. Then someone on a blog noted it, and now I’ve seen it mentioned on J-Walk Blog. So today I drove by Kreig Brothers downtown, and

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