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Its Official, Global Warming is the Cause of Everything

November 30th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Dr. John Brignell at NumberWatch has thankfully documented everything that global warming has caused, which has running count of 600+ supposed consequences from this crisis. If you thought to you it seemed that every bad thing that happened in the world was caused by George Bush or Global Warming, or both, well you were right. […]

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Tags: News · Popular Culture

King & King

October 1st, 2007 · 7 Comments

Not sure if I’ve yet written my opinion here on same-sex marriage, but this story has flushed me out. As you might surmise, I am not enthused on changing an institution which has served Western civilization well for six-thousand years; and changing the definition of said institution would require for me some fundamental reasoning. This […]

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Tags: America · Culture Wars · Popular Culture

Friday Funnies

August 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

13 year old boy suspended for drawing a gun in school. No, unfortunately this is not an art class story from The Onion, its sadly true. I can only laugh at the ridiculousness of this. Money quote: Officials at an Arizona school suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the […]

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Tags: America · Culture Wars · Popular Culture

“At least Hitler meant well.”

June 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I know the likes of Peter Mehlman would prefer to return the Seinfeld ’90’s when life was a show about “nothing,” but 9/11 unfortunately deposited an exclamation point on our society that there are people in the world willing to murder and die for their sick beliefs. And a life full of cute nothingness and Starbucks […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · al Quaeda · Iraq · Islamic Fascist · Popular Culture · The Western Front

“Angels and ministers of grace defend us”

June 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I caught a terrific performance of Hamlet this weekend by the Shakespeare Theater in D.C. (this troupe very well might be producing the best theater in the U.S. today) and had a thought which never occurred to me regarding the prince. What would be the prime factor that would blunt one’s ambition in killing someone? Perhaps […]

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Tags: Books · Popular Culture

Friday Funnies

June 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

A PETA activist finds his worst fears realized: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TMTZvIQJ2k[/youtube]

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Tags: Culture Wars · Popular Culture

World Series Of Poker

June 21st, 2007 · No Comments

The temps have reached triple digits here in Las Vegas and are likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Time to seal ourselves up in the beauty of central air conditioning. The summer months also bring a fascinating event to Sin City. That’s right, the World Series of Poker is in town. No […]

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Tags: Popular Culture

David Chase Leaves Us All Hanging – He Did it His Way

June 11th, 2007 · 7 Comments

So after a week of anticipation of what was to come, the groundbreaking and award winning Sopranos series on HBO completed its run last night with an abrupt, unexpected and initially unsatisfying conclusion. It wasn’t what anyone was expecting to be sure. Conventional wisdom had the show’s expected ending falling into 1 of 3 categories. […]

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Tags: Popular Culture