Monthly Archives: August 2005

Summing Up Katrina

This post on To the People sums up my reaction to Katrina, so I’ll just point you to it. If you haven’t seen the video, well, follow the link, see it, and then go make a donation.

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Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been…

…a card-carrying member of the ACLU? Well, after they got off their butts and finally mailed it to me, yes, I am. I’d been threatening to for a few years. What finally caused me to pull the trigger? Well, it … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See That One Coming

In my inbox this evening: As of today, all Onion Premium accounts have been terminated, and the service itself has been deleted from the Internet. As of Wednesday morning, a new ad-enriched web site will debut, delighting readers like yourself … Continue reading

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Yikes (an Understatement)

Jason Lefkowitz covers the possibility that New Orleans as we remember it may not exist tomorrow. Who’s sounding such alarmist talk? Our normally weasel-worded government, that’s who. Read the alert. (Link via Sploid) A few choice quotes: MOST OF THE … Continue reading

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Beer Note to Self: Fischer Alsace Amber Ale

Very fruity and smooth, but not to the point of resembling a lambic. Like some other French beers I’ve tried. Almost no bitterness, unlike lots of Belgian ales. I’ll have to try a few more French beers.

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Good TV Viewing: Over There

Over There, from Steven Bochco, the creator of Hill St. Blues and NYPD Blue, treads a pretty unenviable line. It has, first and foremost, to be entertaining. Then, it has to tread some very dangerous political ground: get it too … Continue reading

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Beer Note to Self: Mackeson’s Triple Stout

Kind of like Fuller’s London Porter, but less so. Less syrupy, but still a little syrupy. Low carbonation. An overall lighter taste. Would do with just a touch less sweetness and a little more carbonation. Still, quite drinkable. So many … Continue reading

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Demand for Gasoline is Elastic

How do I know? There’s a piece in today’s Washington Post (I won’t bother linking because it will disappear behind a paywall) reveling in the woes of local transportation planners because gas tax revenue is down. Why is it down … Continue reading

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A Little Gloat

First, a little history. On May 12, 2004, I wrote about why I’m not worried about Indian programmers takin’ mah jahrb! (BTW, that was South Park’s episode tonight.) However, there’s no such thing as central air there, except for large … Continue reading

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Sigh… Bob Moog, RIP

Since he lived in Asheville, NC, and my folks have a place in Brevard, NC, I had wanted to meet Bob Moog, synthesizer pioneer, since at least the 10th grade (that would have been around 15 or 16). That will … Continue reading

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