Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Weatherpeople are usually pretty good at their jobs but sometimes, and by sometimes I mean pretty damn often, they say it "may rain" or it "might be windy" and what happens is "a downpour like Noah's flood" and "the wind will more or less be like you're caught in the tornado." So yeah, I would like to know if a sweatshirt will be appropriate or if I need an ark to get to class in.
Also this way I would never go driving when it is going to snow.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"Some Republicans Confused About Their Feelings Toward Sarah Palin: A new Gallup poll measuring the support for potential GOP candidates for president in 2012 shows unsuccessful 2008 candidates Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney leading the way, with Sarah Palin coming in a close third. Oddly enough, while 65 percent of Republicans said they would seriously consider voting for Palin, only 58 percent said she was qualified to be president."
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
"An article in today's New York Times poses an interesting question, asking (implicitly): Should young kids run marathons?
The article is very well done, and includes anecdotes from several adults who ran marathons when they were, say, 8 or 9 years old, apparently with no ill effects. (In fact, judging from the jobs these kids went on to have, they've done very well. Apparently every 8-year-old who ran a marathon in the '70s went on to become an astronaut-lawyer, or Pope or something.)
It also quotes doctors who say, in essence, "Meh, sure, let your kid run a marathon. What do I care?"
So, it's a nice article. With all due respect to the newspaper of record, however, I believe they're asking the wrong question here. The real question is: Should adults run marathons?"
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
5. strident, angry feminism
4. critically skeptical reactions to television shows and movies
3. a consistent lack of sleep
2. the frequency with which I get offended by people in the media (mostly this guy)
1. exasperated comments about culture being "heteronormative"
Sunday, November 1, 2009
"Wes Anderson [wonders,] 'why was Slumdog a hit and not Darjeeling?':
It's a question that's vexed film scholars for over a year: What is to account for the bizarre embrace of Danny Boyle's crowd-pleasing 2008 fairy tale Slumdog Millionaire — about a charming, penniless Mumbai orphan's miraculous game-show victory — by a world that, only a year before, spurned Wes Anderson's critically tolerated The Darjeeling Limited, about a trio of overentitled narcissists who drug and screw their way through India, indifferent to anyone's problems but their own? So mysterious!"