Month: February 2006

Ready for Lent?

Well, I’ve completely abused this Fat Tuesday: two Mountain Dews, two candy bars, chips, and other food. But no beer or wine. It just didn’t fit into the schedule …

Field Trips

Remember my rant against school field trips? Here’s a story that corroborates my view. Excerpt: A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum …

Kaufmann

Friction makes the mind sharper. The youthful Chesterton became a Christian after reading all the avant-garde heretics of his day and concluding, “These guys are idiots” (loose paraphrase–GKC didn’t …

Bosnians Gone Wild

A teenage Bosnian entrepreneur has been caught selling films of female athletes showering that he recorded on his mobile phone. The 14-year-old, from Banovici, unnamed due to child protection …

Get Smitty

For nearly three decades, hip-hop relics such as vinyl records, turntables, microphones and boom boxes have collected dust in boxes and attics. On Tuesday, owners of such items–including pioneering …

4 billion

“Analysts predict that the number of global mobile phone customers will double to four billion in five years.” That’s from the New York Times. That’s remarkable (there are only …

Beckham

Soccer superstar David Beckham, whose mental agility has been questioned before in the British media, has said his six-year-old son’s maths homework leaves him baffled. The England captain and …

Cuomos and the Homos

Hoping to boost his support in the gay community, attorney-general hopeful Andrew Cuomo picked up the endorsement of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “We could do no better in …