Archives: November 2006
Mon Nov 20, 2006
The "World Full of Weirdos"
Back in the 80s, I inherited an art car. One of the illustrations was an edited version of a cartoon. More...
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Sun Nov 19, 2006
Autumn in the Desert
I spent many unhappy vacations in Palm Springs as a child, and avoided it for years in favor of the damp and the forested vacation spots. But now that I'm of an age where I'm thinking that retirement is possible and not just far away in the future, the desert seems beautiful to me. Or maybe I'm just ready for something different. More...
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Fri Nov 17, 2006
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Make Your Celebratory Frothy Mix
As were millions of other Dan Savage fans, I was happy to see that Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was defeated last week. The Savage Love column this week is especially full of good news and Dan's wisdom. More...
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A democratic congress, and soon, pentacles on headstones
It's only a matter of time now. CNN's poll shows that among those taking the survey more than 75% think that the VA is wrong in their position to deny this one symbol from among all other wacky religious symbols on headstones.
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Alan Watts Podcast
There is an Alan Watts podcast now. This is so much better than trying to find bootlegs via Acquisition or getting up at 7 in the morning to hear the radio show. Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, This American Life is podcast now too. Finally. And they sell their old catalog. That is a good idea.
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Thu Nov 09, 2006
Best Post-Election Roundup
The best list of links to read following yesterday's happy news is from the blog of Susie Bright. Everything from a BBC analysis to Ralph Nader's appearance on Democracy Now. Everything I need to know.
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Sat Nov 04, 2006
Top Ten Vampire Lesbian Movies
Well, the Day of the Dead altar is put away, but it's not too late to wonder about lesbian vampires. At After Ellen.com we find a list of the top ten movies featuring the lesbian vampire. The comments are on the film are much better than the movies, I'm sure, given the few that I've seen. Wouldn't a great movie about lesbian vampires be wildly popular? I don't understand why a talented indepented filmmaker isn't making one right now. More...
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The local history community has lost our greatest contributor, Sara Bunnett. I know that her obituary describes a lifetime of contributions, but I knew her as the cat herder of the newspaper indexers. More...
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Fri Nov 03, 2006
Caption is funnier than the picture
The Smoking Gun captioned this entry with "After a few shots, a man in Reno put his son behind the wheel just to watch him drive. Apologies to Johnny Cash."
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Thu Nov 02, 2006
This month's Wired magazine is worth buying even though you can read it online, I tell you what. Even if just for the excerpt from Steven Levy's book about the history of the iPod. Here's the story of how he showed it to Bill Gates the day it was released: More...
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