Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Monthly Archives: July 2006

Jul
31
2006

Gaining Something Else

I was just reading an interview with Matt and Trey (South Park is in way up in the top 3 favourite shows in our house) and a couple of things jumped out. First of all, I love this line from … Continue reading

Jul
27
2006

WikiGnomes are a bunch of Nazis

I contributed for the first time last night to a Wikipedia discussion page. The entry on Godwin’s Law was missing the most interesting fact – that Godwin deliberately created his law as an experiment in memetics. He wanted to see … Continue reading

Jul
26
2006

UN not so bad after all

I want to address Rob’s comments to my previous post more fully by quoting from Robert Wright’s contemporary analysis from March 2003. Rob makes two related claims: It’s disingenuous to claim that we knew he didn’t have any weapons of … Continue reading

Jul
26
2006

Huxley’s Island

Jeff and I pair-read 1984 and Brave New World a couple of years ago. Most people – me included, until my latest reading – seem to miss the point of 1984. ‘1984’ means they are watching you to those with … Continue reading

Jul
26
2006

Diving in History’s Dumpster

I came across this from 2003 It has been a week of some vindication for hawks, but doves are right in denying that their full arguments — about the dangers of preemptive war, fomenting terrorism, destabilizing world alliances, and so … Continue reading

Jul
26
2006

It’s Kinda Chilly

I am blogging from my back yard in the early evening and it’s getting kinda chilly which, if you have just survived 10 days of triple digit temperatures – two of them without power and all of them without A/C … Continue reading

Jul
26
2006

Memory Lane

While searching for a cite to back up the bold assertions in my rant about Andrew Sullivan – i had pangs of guilt that the blog entry I linked to did not support my boldest assertions (still looking) – I … Continue reading

Jul
25
2006

How Could We Have Predicted This ?

It still bothers me a great deal that conservative commentators like Andrew Sullivan still manage to criticize the motives of pre-war critics, even while apologizing for their part in the process. Quote : Observing this, many of us have gone … Continue reading

Jul
24
2006

Somewhat Inconvenient

112° yesterday and we lost power so we went to the air-conditioned mall. Was gonna see An Inconvenient Truth but the line was too long.

Jul
23
2006

We Didn’t Qualify !! Yippee !!

We got there at 8:30 and it was already over 95°. There were just a few trees on a neighboring property and everyone was crammed under that tiny scrap of shade as we waited for the first game to start. … Continue reading