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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 19 2010

50 Book Challenge: 26-30

It is the fate of all banisters worth sliding down that there is something nasty waiting at the far end. — Terry Pratchett We are coming to the end of Week 24/52 and I’ve read 30/50. I suspect it will be even slower from now on, I may start posting individually when I finish books …

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Jun 17 2010

Published at Salon

So, it’s been an interesting day.  I should have known when I woke up slightly more willingly than usual with Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance stuck in my head.  Anyway, I cross publish my blog on OpenSalon, Twitter and Facebook because it’s automatic and low-effort.  I’ve been writing lengthy Prop 8 things for a while, they’ve …

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Jun 17 2010

Prop 8 Closing Arguments

Should you wish to read the entire thing, it is available here. From what I can tell, there’s only one argument that Prop 8 Proponents have, which is that only heterosexuals can get accidentally pregnant, so marriage is necessary only for them.  It’s a strange argument, no doubt, but it is essentially the only quantitative difference between …

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Jun 17 2010

World Cup Day 5, Day 6

New Zealand v Slovakia An amazing last minute (literally) goal from New Zealand gave them their first point in the World Cup and earned them a draw with Slovakia, who’d been up since just after the half. Ivory Coast v Portugal For a scoreless match, this one was sort of interesting, though I would have …

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Jun 16 2010

McDonald’s Likes the Gays in France, hates them in the US

Then what’s that I smell? Floatin’ down from the North–could it be the aroma of hypocrisy? – 1776 Perhaps you’ve had the fortune to see this kind of weird commercial that McDonald’s is airing in France, or to see maybe the really homophobic reaction of Bill O’Reilly to it.  Bill O screamed and railed that …

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Jun 15 2010

Jesus on Fire

Not normally one to repost things I find on the interwebs without having something to add, but this is just… hilarious. The large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 in Monroe was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm. Motorists were stopped along the highway and around the Monroe area to watch the …

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Jun 15 2010

World Cup: Day 4; Writing D4aD

Netherlands v Denmark Netherlands won as expected with the added bonus of a freak Denmark own goal. Japan v Cameroon Japan with an upset over Cameroon. Italy v Paraguay Italy was supposed to trounce Paraguay, and instead they ended up trailing for most of the game, and just pulling out a tie in the second …

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Jun 14 2010

World Cup: Day 2, Day 3

Halfway through the first round of group matches. Argentina v Nigeria Argentina, especially Lionel Messi, was incredibly agile and fast with the ball, but they were denied again and again by the fast and talented Nigerian goalie, Vincent Enyeama.  Any goalie less talented and Messi would have had at least one goal and possibly three. …

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Jun 11 2010

World Cup: Day 1

To give you an idea how accurate predictions are for the world cup, compare this post to what has happened today. Right now, Mexico and S. Africa are technically in the lead in Group A. Both games (Mex v S.Af, Uru v Fra) ended in ties, but since both Mexico and South Africa have scored …

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Jun 10 2010

World Cup Polls!

An important part of the World Cup is picking teams you will cheer for and, even more fun, who you will cheer against.  My own prejudices are revealed in the polls below.  The system is complicated, but basically it goes as follows. 1. Spain because they’ve never won and they’re really good this year, and …

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