Monthly Archives: September 2006

Leno on Starbucks

Starbucks is raising the price of a cup of coffee to $5.00. Don’t worry, you’ll still get the sneer from the girl with a nose ring serving your coffee. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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More Islamic Hate

An astute reader sent this a few days ago: How an Egyptian student came to study 1950s America and left determined to wage holy war. It’s from The Smithsonian, which isn’t exactly known for multi-cultural intolerance. It’s pretty good. Funny … Continue reading

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More Jerome

Amy Welborn has posted a nice little tribute to St. Jerome. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Seeking

Here’s a needle in a haystack for you: I’m looking for a blogger (besides me) who has admitted that s/he fails to finish books that s/he’s started. Not all the time, but with frequency. Email on your left. Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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The Weekend Eudemon

I have a few moments to write before taking Jack (10) to his football game. He must be there at 7:00 in order to weigh in and make sure he’s not over 100 pounds. He weighs only 80, but he … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Posting will be light today. I didn’t get back from the Tigers game until late. I’m dragging and behind in life. Luckily, it’s Friday. If I can hold on for a few hours, I have a couple days of rest … Continue reading

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Tiger Town

No more blogging today. I’m headed to Detroit to watch the Tigers. We have a one-game lead, and the magic number is 3. I’m picking up my father and a friend this morning, then getting my brother on the way. … Continue reading

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Darkness in Iceland

This is pretty neat: Authorities in the capital Reykjavik will turn off street lights on Thursday evening and people are also being encouraged to sit in their houses in the dark, writer Andri Snaer Magnason said on Wednesday. While the … Continue reading

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No Citgo at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Inc. dropped Venezuela-owned Citgo as its gasoline supplier after more than 20 years as part of a previously announced plan by the convenience store operator to launch its own brand of fuel. Good for the 24-hour eating center. I’ll … Continue reading

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At the High-Tech Convention . . .

Helping nerds date: sexy robots. How long until these things put a dent in the world’s oldest profession? Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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I Wouldn’t Hold that Head in Public

A leading opera house [in Berlin] canceled a 3-year-old production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” that included a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad, unleashing a furious debate over free speech. I’m shocked that the production lasted three years. … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul

It’s St. Vincent’s feast day. By coincidence, I was talking with my daughter Abbie last night about charity toward the poor, and I tried to explain to her the difference between the “relatively poor” and the the poor in absolute … Continue reading

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