Monthly Archives: July 2006

“Hey, Those Guys Are Pretty Good.”

“A Berlin opera house is encouraging audience members to smoke cannabis joints during its latest production.” You know, in case, like, the show isn’t very good. About the title of this post: In his act, . . . Martin makes … Continue reading

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The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame

I went Saturday. It was very cool. A few notes, in no particular order: Remember that the subject matter is cool, but it’s still a museum. If you don’t like museums (looking at things through glass, then trying to read … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

When a man is always occupied with the cravings of desire and ambition, and is eagerly striving to satisfy them, all his thoughts must be mortal, and, as far as is possible altogether to become such, he must be mortal … Continue reading

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The Weekend Eudemon

The House that Rock Built. The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. That’s my destination this morning. My wife is the godmother of a newborn little girl. The family is in Cleveland, so we’re going to make a day trip … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use II

Imported beers are gaining market share in the Midwest, the heartland of American brewing. Link. The homeland brewers are nervous. Maybe if they weren’t cranking out the likes of Budweiser, the better beers from Europe would make inroads. All right, … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

The First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls, NH, has a beer bottle on top of the steeple. According to the locals: A brewery owner donated $50,000 to build the church with the condition that everyone was to know he donated … Continue reading

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Of Course It’s Boring

Interesting piece by Helen Kirwan-Taylor, a mother/writer who says her children bore her. The later article makes a few decent points (I, too, don’t know why “good” parents have to attend every blasted sporting, band, or artistic event; moreover, I … Continue reading

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Gay Clinton

I’m not an Ann Coulter fan. I don’t dislike her, but I don’t watch her on TV, read her articles or books, or follow her career moves. She’s just a non-entity for me, kinda like Unitarianism. I found these remarks … Continue reading

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Light Day

Sorry for the light blogging. I’ve been busy at the office, trying to keep my baby in furs. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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The Wednesday Eudemon

A packed midweek. It started last night, when I took three of my older kids to Pirates of the Caribbean 2. It wasn’t good. The plot didn’t hold together nearly as well as the first one (which had an excellent … Continue reading

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God, Fun, and Money

Blasphemy would be no fun, if there was no God. Chesterton said something to that effect, and there’s a lot of fun and God going around today, not to mention some tidy profits: An American who began her career as … Continue reading

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The Theocrats Don’t Cometh

Ross Douthat of The Atlantic Monthly reviews four books by hysterical authors who think America is becoming a theocracy. It’s hopeless to argue with people who actually believe theocracy is a risk, and Douthat doesn’t. He mocks them well, though. … Continue reading

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