Monthly Archive: March 2009

Mar 31 2009

Singing Is Fire

Still busy. Pretty & Twisted is a collaboration between Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde and Marc Moreland of Wall of Voodoo. The one album they put out might just be better than either band. Singing Is Fire The schoolboys dream of laborless love or whatever it is you call it this time of night.

Mar 30 2009

I Like

I’m looking at my blog right now much the way I was looking out the window at the first hints of green earlier today–with a wistful little whimper. This is one of those weeks, during that time of year, when I can blog or I can sleep (some). So, for the next few days, you …

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Mar 29 2009

Sympathetic but Irrational

If you haven’t already read Greg’s post about a student of his recently sentenced for acts he committed as a member of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), I strongly recommend it. It is, in part, about dealing with people you love doing bad things. It is also about, well, here: But there is a third …

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Mar 28 2009

Revenge of Daughter of the Replace Michele Bachmann Blog Carnival

As I explained to someone the other day, I thought that after the election, we’d be able to retire the Replace Michele Bachmann Blog Carnival. Even though she squeaked through her reelection with a slim plurality, I was among the people who still considered the Republicans capable of learning what hadn’t worked for them in …

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Mar 28 2009

Atheists Talk–Sean B. Carroll

Sean B. Carroll, “Remarkable Creatures”Atheists Talk #0063 Sunday, March 29, 2009 Have you heard of the new science of Evo Devo? If so, then you’ve probably read Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Dr. Sean B. Carroll. It is a captivating book describing the genetic tool kit that humans and animals share. His engaging narrative style …

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Mar 26 2009

The Process (NSFW)

Killing Time with STD Episode 1: Writing a Song I love this song (yes, it really exists).

Mar 25 2009

The Bullheaded Bullhorn

It was just yesterday I put up a post about Michele Bachmann’s “armed and dangerous” shenanigans. In what is for her perhaps a new record, today she’s got people hopping mad over a new outrage, with her questions to Geithner and Bernanke about the constitutional basis for the bailout. As usual, the first question is …

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Mar 24 2009

More Bachmann

Closing down the Replace Michele Bachmann Blog Carnival after the election made sense at the time. After all, there wouldn’t be enough material for a weekly carnival, right? “I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a …

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Mar 23 2009

How to Do Sensationalism

First off, let me just say that it’s very wrong that I found out about an article in PLos Medicine through Facebook instead of Bora. I mean, I know Bora can’t bring everything interesting to my attention, but…still. It is a cool article, reporting a negative correlation between paternal age and children’s scores on a …

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Mar 22 2009

Painful Phone Calls

One of the hardest parts about running a talk radio show at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning is getting listeners to talk back. If this were a weekday, people would be mostly at work, already caffeinated. If this were a Saturday, slightly more people would be awake, somewhat fewer people would be at church …

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