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Payback by Margaret Atwood (review)

I recently read Payback by Margaret Atwood.  It’s been hailed as another example of her amazing abilities of prediction.  Atwood is known for her keen observation of social trends.  Her predictive talent is so famed that she recently donated a prophecy for charity (the woman who bought it posted a blog about it–there was […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Coolest

The Good:

Alexander and I both wearing t-shirts given by friends today.

Medici Pinot Noir

Coming home in 95 degree heat to a cold beer

“Where The Wild Things Are” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Bad:

North Korea (well, its leader anyway)

Homophobia

The chiropractor saying, “Why can’t you be less flexible?”

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Cold Tongue Brain Freeze

Am back from Portland. Sock dreams not so dreamy, but Powells is magical, mystical place. Would worship there daily if I lived there.

Speaking of, anybody know how I can get a job in Portland?

Feel the need to move especially now that the California Supreme Court has upheld voter-initiated inequality.

Voters shouldn’t be […]

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White Trash Party

Well, Tiffany’s birthday was celebrated last night by a white trash party.  I was all decked out.  Panties and bras were on the clothes line in the car hole bar (complete with weeks worth of beer bottles on not-quite-patio furniture.

Some other touches:  had sports on the tv on mute.  Sports Illustrated on the […]

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In the press today

Some blogger believes I “forgot” things; not mentioning things in a non-comprehensive list is not to have forgotten them.  His title is also weird–I distinctly mention that there have been lawsuits, so his claim that they’ve not had them in 20 years is off.  The article is here:  http://reporter.blogs.com/thresq/2009/05/the-simpsons-20-years-of-lawsuitfree-funny.html

My touching tribute to Dom […]

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The Last Witchfinder (Review)

I wanted to read The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow because I know a lot about witch history. I did my Masters on Witch Literature (about, not by) and I taught a course on witch mythology last summer.

Thus, this book did not teach me a damn thing, except that I don’t like this […]

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Karma’s Simpsons article on Mental Floss

is here:

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/25661

Yea! (Even if they did edit it down.) Yea!

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Karma’s Simpsons article on Mental Floss

is here:

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/25661

Yea! (Even if they did edit it down.) Yea!

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Atonement (book review)

In the news today, I had insomnia last night, so am working on very little sleep, all of which was obtained after five-thirty this morning.

My advertising blitz for my HUM 18 class resulted in one whole student adding this week.  We have to do better, people.  Picture me as a really sexy uncle […]

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Three More Weeks

Well, there are three more weeks of the quarter. Lots of grading, lots of teaching, lots of celebrating (of birthdays and weddings and memorial days) to go.

Somehow or another, I have to also prep my summer course(s?) and work on the book and do a lot of paperwork (bills, letters of rec, reviews, […]

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