Massachusetts has given the world its fair share of musical greatness. From the Dropkick Murphys back to Jonathan Richman, The Cars to the Pixies, Aerosmith to Mission of Burma. Bim Skala Bim to the Lemonheads. The Unband to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Lets put it this way, your musical life would suck without the 617/413 […]
They may look weird, but they can dance: The weirdo who doesn't dance is playing a shamisen.
Deborah Finding, the most pompous academic in Britain, knows hatred when she sees it. Hit British TV comedy Little Britain has been accused of promoting prejudice and hatred. A study by a London School of Economics academic says many of the show's characters – from teenage mum Vicky Pollard to proud gay Daffyd – are […]
The Eyeballing Game is a test of skill, precision, and spatial geometry. With an average error of 7.7 in my best game, it demonstrates that I have no business with engineering, woodworking, draftsmanship, or shooting pool. It is nonetheless an endlessly compelling timewaster. Via Zack Hiwiller, and originally posted at another site.
Next week is zombie week. Valve software, the maker of Half Life and Team Fortress 2, finally releases the game I've most anticipated this year, Left 4 Dead, a multiplayer cooperative shooter featuring hordes of the hungry, risen dead. Even with the Prince spelling, I'm charged. But I was most disappointed to hear, courtesy of […]
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in an appeal by the Safford Arizona Unified School District, on the question of whether school officials were justified, under the Fourth Amendment, in strip-searching thirteen year old Savana Redding. The goal of the search was to determine whether Ms. Redding had smuggled contraband ibuprofen into the school, in […]
[Originally written 2005; originally posted here as a rerun last year.] This Saturday night I sat stupefied by that question. You see, I couldn't drink myself to death, because I had to drive home. And clearly I couldn't live any longer. Because the wedding singer had just belted out the Titanic song like Ethyl Merman […]
. . . work, that is. Blogging is only occasionally a grind, and when it feels grindy, I can just throw up a link with an Instapunditesque "heh" or "indeed." Estes Park was a lot of fun. Gratuitous kid/nature pics follow.
This true story, the second of two parts, was posted at Octopus Overlords over a period of months in 2005. I’m modestly pleased with it. Since recent events have called to mind how impermanent the websites we surf can be, I’m taking the opportunity to preserve it here. All names, including my own, have been […]
By "you people," I refer to nonlawyers.