Month: March 2005

What passes for news

art, etc. / Television

Why am I watching the “Today” show? They’ve got a whole headliner segment on the Ginsu Knife. Evidently, it’s the 25th anniversary of the product and its related infomercials. Some announcer (I don’t keep up with these people) even does the karate-chop-a-tomato routine. Infotainment. Or, not even that: there’s no “info” in the “tainment.” 😦 :tv:



Had the window open last night — I wake to a hairy woodpecker drumming for breakfast and a mate, with an undercurrent of chatter from assorted sparrows and warblers. The beat is provided by the bass of my son’s stereo as he tries to wake up for school. I like waking up early; I should do it more often.

In which soccer/football brings up some deep questions

Current Affairs / Israel

Power Line: March 2005 Archives The Jerusalem Post reports on the conflict some French Jews feel in deciding which team to root for — the country they live in now, or the one they may feel compelled to move to if things continue as they are going in France, as an increasing number of French Jews have done recently. One such Jew, Aliette Kaen, told the JPost, “My family left France because we were not […]

Karma comes to the college student

electronic life

Found this via Pharyngula and Bitch, Ph.D. I wrote all by myself every paper I handed in in college, and right now, I’m going to feel very pleased with myself, even though it was a quarter of a century ago. A Week of Kindness Blog: Laura K. Pahl is a Plagiarist. What follows is the epic saga of a random instant message that came to me from a stranger this weekend, asking whether I wanted […]

Future personal trends


Expect many posts to be of a whining nature, with the target of exercise. I’m actually working out fairly regularly at the local Gold’s Gym, and today I have been in pain. Yesterday, I moved myself up from a sedentary exercise bike to the elliptical trainer. I burned up more calories, and my muscles aren’t letting me forget it. I think I’ve lost a couple of pounds, though, so it all balances out. :shakespeare: