Monthly Archives: October 2005

Things Heard and Seen on the Way to Mary’s Rock

So I carried through on my manly penance for my geeky shame by hiking up to Mary’s Rock. Right off the bat, I saw some sort of tortoiseshell or question mark butterfly (none of the pictures I have match the … Continue reading

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Missed That the First Time…

So I got the DVDs for the new Battlestar Galactica’s first season, including the opening miniseries. Watching the miniseries with a much higher resolution than my tape of the broadcast showed me something I had to go back and make … Continue reading

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I’m Still Not a Sports Guy

Until a week or so ago, I thought that the White Sox were one of those mythical teams of bygone days that didn’t exist anymore, like the Black Sox… …or the Red Sox. /me ducks

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Harriet Miers Flies Delta

Ah, rats. I was so looking forward to the circus. On the other hand, whew. The woman writes worse than I did in high school, and seems to have thought less about her judicial philosophy than I have. Interestingly, even … Continue reading

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Wanna Know Why the Democrats Lose?

Well, one of their most powerful senators spends her time writing a romance novel that makes Harlequin look like Chekov. Their bloggers spend a lot of time catfighting. But fear not, for the next election they are taking decisive action … Continue reading

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Rashomon and Style

I just got through watching Rashomon, and I’m sure at some point I’ll have insightful things to say about it. But in the meantime: Women throughout time have had really, really weird ideas about fashion. Those eyebrows really freaked me … Continue reading

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Hit and Run DC Gathering, October 2005

Last weekend I attended a get-together for readers of Reason magazine‘s Hit and Run blog. (Does that make me a Hit and Runner or a Reasonoid?) Much thanks to smacky (rightmost in the photo below) for organizing. We met at … Continue reading

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Serenity in 2000 Words or Less

So here’s Serenity in 2000 words or less. And yes, Joss Whedon is my master. Whedon, you magnificent bastard, I saw your movie! Again! Hi-larious. Lots of spoilers. But if you haven’t seen the movie by now, don’t worry, because … Continue reading

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A God’s Wrath a Mite Unpredictable

We all know, of course, that Katrina was a god’s wrath against the US for not being part of the Caliphate of bin Laden. So I wonder what Al Qaeda thinks a god’s position is on the earthquake that struck … Continue reading

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The (Ig) Nobels Are Out

Nah, not the prestigious prizes in Switzerland, but the scientific equivalent of the Razzies, the Ig Nobels at Hahvahd. Here’s the list of 2005 winners, if “winner” is the appropriate term. Some of them are just the sort of fluffy … Continue reading

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