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    Archive for February, 2006

    Ready for Lent?

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    Well, I’ve completely abused this Fat Tuesday: two Mountain Dews, two candy bars, chips, and other food. But no beer or wine. It just didn’t fit into the schedule today. Now, it’s almost time for the lean days. I found this great list of things you can during Lent. Recommended.

    Field Trips

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    Remember my rant against school field trips? Here’s a story that corroborates my view. Excerpt: A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say. The boy was part of a school group from Holly that [...]

    Creative Writing

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    A page of creative writing prompts. When I first heard about it, I snickered, but after checking it out, I think this could be a great page for young writers who want to practice. The important thing to know about writing is, you have to do it. The act of writing brings its benefits, but [...]

    Kaufmann

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    Friction makes the mind sharper. The youthful Chesterton became a Christian after reading all the avant-garde heretics of his day and concluding, “These guys are idiots” (loose paraphrase–GKC didn’t use such disrespectful words). The problem with reading heretics, though, is the temptation to see things their way. I don’t know what to say about that, [...]

    Bosnians Gone Wild

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    A teenage Bosnian entrepreneur has been caught selling films of female athletes showering that he recorded on his mobile phone. The 14-year-old, from Banovici, unnamed due to child protection laws, filmed the women who played for the town’s local basketball team from a small maintenance room above their showers. He then sold pictures of the [...]

    Get Smitty

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    For nearly three decades, hip-hop relics such as vinyl records, turntables, microphones and boom boxes have collected dust in boxes and attics. On Tuesday, owners of such items–including pioneering hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Fab 5 Freddy–will blow that dust off and carry them to a Manhattan hotel [...]

    4 billion

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

    “Analysts predict that the number of global mobile phone customers will double to four billion in five years.” That’s from the New York Times. That’s remarkable (there are only 6.5 billion people in the world). That also sucks (note: employ proper British usage of the term, not the vulgar Wayne’s World edition–this blog is urbane, [...]

    Beckham

    Monday, February 27th, 2006

    Soccer superstar David Beckham, whose mental agility has been questioned before in the British media, has said his six-year-old son’s maths homework leaves him baffled. The England captain and Real Madrid midfielder was forced to call on his wife Victoria, a former member of the Spice Girls pop group, to help their son Brooklyn with [...]

    What To Do in a Terrorist Attack

    Monday, February 27th, 2006

    One of the funnier things I’ve seen this year. PG-13 and occasionally juvenile.

    Cuomos and the Homos

    Monday, February 27th, 2006

    Hoping to boost his support in the gay community, attorney-general hopeful Andrew Cuomo picked up the endorsement of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “We could do no better in the lesbian and gay community than having Andrew Cuomo in this job,” Quinn said during a press conference at City Hall. “Andrew is supportive of gay [...]

    “Let Us Build the City of God . . .”

    Monday, February 27th, 2006

    Horrible song, but I like the plan: A FORMER marine who was raised by nuns and made a fortune selling pizza has embarked on a £230m plan to build the first town in America to be run according to strict Catholic principles. Abortions, pornography and contraceptives will be banned in the new Florida town of [...]

    Great Toy!

    Monday, February 27th, 2006

     


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