Sarcasm is my favorite mode of humor, and Stephen Colbert is, I think, the king of sarcasm. In my post about the torture compromise I said I was speechless. That was speechless with indignation and distress. Colbert made me speechless with laughter about the same topic in his sketch on the issue. Watch it. It […]

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First, watch this on YouTube, which is Jon Stewart on the interview of Clinton. Then, watch this: He is good. Really good. And don't forget "Good night, and good luck." Blog Category:  Current Affairs

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I've been thinking a lot about spirituality and religion, spirituality or religion. I have, I think, pretty good personal definitions for both terms, but I'll start with the "official" ones (both from dictionary.com) Blog Category:  Personal Religion

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I've been pretty out of the news loop for the last few days. I did hear, though, that Chavez' mention of Noam Chomsky's book Hegemony or Survival (which I've read, by the way, and is a very good book) sent it from an Amazon rating of 20,664 to number 1. Blog Category:  Current Affairs Politics

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Cindy ordered me to do this, so I'm doing it. Keith Olbermann did an incredible job a couple of days ago at calling Bush to task for his comments. It's an amazing commentary. Play it. Blog Category:  Current Affairs Politics

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Here's a bunch of things I came across that I think are useful, with a bit of commentary. Blog Category:  Current Affairs Environment Religion Science

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I've always thought the threat level thing was pretty bogus, and designed just to keep us scared. Well, Wired has a much better one – one that really shows the likelihoods of dying from terrorism in more realistic proportion. So, according to this, the threat level should really be "low" – as they say, "your […]

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When I lived on the east coast, I used to drool about Fry's. Fry's is the place where you can actually buy a motherboard, or a case, or a big internal hard drive, or an LED, or soldering iron or … all of those things that geeky types like and want. So, I did a […]

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I admit it – I never read those long legalese agreements on software or websites. It's just too much of a pain. Well, it might be time to read them. As you might know, everyone is trying to get into the movie downloading business. Apple just released iTunes 7, with the iTunes store that has […]

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These are some science and environment stuff that I found in my RSS feeds over the past few days. Blog Category:  Environment Science

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