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    Archive for October, 2005

    Halloween Spreadsheet

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    Giving the Arabs another excess to hate: Alex: 220 Abbie: 280 Jack: 250 Michael: 165 Meg: 150 Max: 100 1,165 pieces of candy for the Scheske clan. (Numbers are approximations, based on a quick count and tampering check.)

    Call Me a Feminist

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    About Face appears to be fueled by feminists, but I strongly sympathize with their concerns: [M]arketers are never going to show an ugly slob in an ad because no one wants to see a slob and we all aspire to something greater. But if all we see are unachievable representations of ourselves then certain unhealthy [...]

    Sloppy Episcopalians?

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    The RCC isn’t the only administratively-challenged church in America? Administrators at a private Manhattan school admitted yesterday they never checked with church officials before hiring a former priest who allegedly molested a student in Central Park last week. Episcopal authorities said the ex-priest, Bruce Jacques, had been defrocked for allegedly propositioning a 13-year-old boy a [...]

    This is Metaphysics 101

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    But if there is no God, all is matter because there was no non-material first cause. Maybe the pollsters didn’t get into that much detail. More Britons believe in ghosts than God, according to research. A total of 2,012 people were polled on their beliefs on the supernatural. Over two thirds (68%) said they believe [...]

    Five Catholics

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    From Maggie Gallagher: David Bernstein on Volokh.com notes that Judge Sam Alito, if confirmed, will be the fifth Catholic on the Court, making it the first time a majority of Supreme Court Justices are Catholic. He offers this observation: “I’d venture that it’s not simply a result of more enlightenment on the part of non-Catholic [...]

    Healthy Chocolate

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    After more than a decade of effort and a year of anticipation, Mars Inc. is finally rolling into stores with what it says is a healthy new sweet: a line of chocolate bars and chocolate-covered almonds. . . [I]t is the glob of granola, rice and flavanol-filled cocoa powder at the heart of the bar [...]

    Halloween Fast Fact

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    It’s getting scary out there. More Americans than not — 48 to 45 percent — believe in ghosts, a CBS News survey found. Women are the likelier true believers, 56 to 38 percent — and one in five Americans, or 22 percent, insist that they’ve actually seen a ghost. NY Post Link.

    Time Change

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    I’m working on the return to standard time, but for now, the date/time stamp on posts will one hour ahead of the actual post time.

    Blogging Ban?

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    Private school didn’t ban blogging

    College Finances

    Monday, October 31st, 2005

    Must be why tuition keeps increasing and the quality of education keeps dropping: College presidents are more preoccupied with financial issues than educational ones, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. NYT Link.

    Career Boost

    Sunday, October 30th, 2005

    Someone wrote a story about this? I would’ve thought it was a foregone conclusion. In a culture that celebrates the SI Swimsuit issue and Hugh Heffner, would you expect anything different? B-list Hollywood celebrities from “it” girl Paris Hilton to actor Tom Sizemore are finding that, far from being a kiss of death, the release [...]

    Civilization Video Game

    Sunday, October 30th, 2005

    An author at Tech Central Station writes about a video game that even I would enjoy: The fourth entry in the acclaimed Civilization series is based on the same premise as its three predecessors: you are a small, nomadic tribe in 4000 B.C. Your goal: rise to pre-eminence over all other tribes during the course [...]

     


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