Monthly Archives: January 2006

Misc. Leno

From last night: In a stunning loss “Brokeback Mountain did not win a single SAG award last night. Those two guys really got shafted. Someone really stuck it to them didn’t they? Everybody is still talking about Kobe Bryant’s 81 … Continue reading

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What Did Iowa Do to Deserve This?

Remind me of this, if they ever decide to name a battleship after me: San Francisco wants to turn a portion of the battleship Iowa into museum that tells the story of minorities in the military, including lesbian, gay, bisexual … Continue reading

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Two ID Cards

GK Chesterton once said that some things can’t be reasoned with. Instead, you simply have to stomp on them with your heel. I say a similar thing: You can’t reason about some things. You just have to vomit on them. … Continue reading

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The Science of Polling

You need any more proof that people lie in polls, and they’re often meaningless? What appears to be a first leading up to Super Bowl XL is that the most popular snacks millions will munch in front of television are … Continue reading

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Polyamory Society

The Polyamory Society homepage. Polyamory is the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultanously. Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Number 5

I’ll be you $25 that the next nominee ain’t Catholic. Heck, I’ll give you 5-to-1 odds. This won’t reverse Roe, by the way, but it might stop gay marriage from spreading through the judiciary. The gays can take their fight … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells

Adult stem cell research advances: Researchers say they have turned adult muscle stem cells into cartilage, and used them in animals to heal the kind of damage caused by arthritis. But who cares? It’s no fun unless you can kill … Continue reading

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Chappaquiddick

Interesting: On-line “book” (chronology) regarding Kennedy’s manslaughter of Mary Jo Kopechne. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but a quick read indicates they’re not whitewashing the Wizard of the Senate Judiary Committee. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | … Continue reading

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Einstein and Religion

Some of Einstein’s writings about science and religion. I haven’t had a chance to peruse the site, but it could be pretty good. See this post, for instance. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Expanding the Mall

The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents yesterday announced that a new museum dedicated to black history will be built near the Washington Monument within the next 10 years. Link. I couldn’t really care less about the museum, but the whole … Continue reading

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Da Vinci

So here I am facing another Minnesota winter, looking to expand my mind. Naturally, I turn to ‘The Winter & Spring 2006 Community Education Catalog’ of the Eden Prairie, Minn., public schools, where I see the very first course offering … Continue reading

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JPII Moves Toward Sainthood

I missed this yesterday. I’m assuming it was all over the Catholic blogosphere, but I couldn’t make my daily cyber-trip yesterday: The Vatican may have found the “miracle” they need to put the late Pope John Paul one step closer … Continue reading

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