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Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 28 2008

Vintatge Buffalo Bill’s

I was hanging about on The Coffee-Stained Writer this evening, soaking up another wonderful treatise on the writing of poetry. She used an e e cummings poem as an example, which immediately reminded me of my all-time favorite poem of his – Buffalo Bill’s. That prompted me to do a search, which led to this: …

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Apr 27 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Let’s all raise a glass to the DNC and hitting McCain where it hurts: The McCain campaign doesn’t seem especially concerned about Democratic attacks that he’s running to give the nation a third Bush term. He doesn’t seem to care when people highlight his age. He shrugs off questions …

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Apr 27 2008

Hangover Discurso

I found some items in my Yahoo! News feed that are too tasty not to pass on. You know the White House Correspondents’ “Let’s All Get Together and Wank Over Our Own Greatness” Dinner? Yeah, the dinner that Stephen Colbert delivered his masterful smackdown at two years ago? They still haven’t recovered, and that warms …

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Apr 27 2008

Book Mania Redux

I’ll return to spanking the deserving in just a bit. Right now, I’m wearing my new “I’m Kissin’ the Muse” t-shirt, I’m listening to Turbo Ocho, and I’m just wanting to think about books and writing and everything. Oh, and a word about Turbo Ocho: it’s not April 29th and I already own it! Ah …

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Apr 26 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Plenty of red meat for us today, my darlings. Let us forgo bar food and dig in to some nice, juicy steaks (unless, of course, you plump for the vegetarian option). You remember how a few days ago, I mentioned Tony Snow’s joining CNN? Yeah. That Tony Snow. Mr. …

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Apr 26 2008

Book Meme Mania

Book memes! I got these from John Lynch at Stranger Fruit, by way of PZ. And I’m gonna do them both. Just because I’m the kind of person who lurves literature. Actually, no. I love really good books and I hate pretentious fuckers who claim to love books but love prestige more. Allow me to …

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Apr 26 2008

Educational Contraband

George at Decrepit Old Fool started my brain churning, right when I was ready to sleep: It’s my contention that what’s missing from our politically-correct, NCLB-driven schools today is pretty much any possibility at all of ‘a little thrill in learning’. It happens, but good teachers have to wedge it into the cracks where they …

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Apr 26 2008

I’ll Never Forgive

You’ll have to forgive the disjointed thoughts, my darlings. I’m sitting here with the afterglow of the Peacemakers concert still shimmering through me, I’ve had a glass of wine, and all I really want to do is feel good about the world. I don’t. I’m pissed off about that. Let me ‘splain, or at least …

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Apr 26 2008

Tremendous Fangirl

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. In Seattle. Awesome. I just got back from the show. Roger’s grown a goatee – little bit jarring, him looking like Johnny Depp as Captain Jack. P.H. Naffah now has a head of hair – apparently, our “Let the ‘fro grow, bro!” chant a few shows back worked. And Stevie …

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Apr 25 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Republicons would prefer to keep our elections dirty: Rep. Rush Holt’s (D-N.J.) Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act seemed like the kind of bill that should sail through Congress. The legislation would help local governments pay for paper trails …

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