Archives: June 2006

Bad President! Very bad!

Five Supremes shook a stern finger at Gitmo yesterday, a good three years after the camp’s genesis. I earned my master’s degree faster than it takes this court to clear its throat. I don’t understand all the press excitement. The suspects won’t get drumhead trials, sure, but they still don’t have fair trials. Their limbo

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When buying milk goes horribly wrong

Still up to my neck in work, but I thought I’d share a good link: an interview with the creators of Postal 2, a classic meta-game of a few years back. A long, long time ago I wrote about why I like violent video games, why this doesn’t reflect poorly on me or anyone else,

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Work

I have been trying to work today and get caught up with the five billion things that need to be done before the fall semester begins. Next to nothing has gone right, including this post, which I am now retyping as the web development software I was using in the other window succeeded in crashing

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The Little Black Box

This is a bit of a rant. I may edit it a little over the next day or so. In the last year or so, I’ve been thinking we’re both in a golden age of TV drama and a serious pig trough in film. HBO has put out a tremendous amount of great serialized stuff

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Theme, Part II

I have learned the hard way not to casually change file permissions. However, the new theme is back. I like it. I have not finished fiddling with it, but it fixes two problems I had with the default theme – it didn’t use the full page, and it wasn’t moody enough.

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Power

I don’t listen to BBC radio as much as I’d like, but a common theme in their coverage is the lack of electrical power in Baghdad. This got me to wondering earlier today why there are still power issues after three years of occupation. I remember when most of the power in Memphis was knocked

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Yay.

Earlier today I lamented that I had nothing good to post about. I came home late after pizza with H, though, checked my email, and learned that my first academic article, “Whatever Became of the Paragraph?” is getting published early next year in College English. A small impromptu dance resulted. No animals were harmed, although

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The personification of this site’s title…

…would have to be Karl Rove, who has just escaped prosecution for the five billionth time. I remember the 2000 election like it was yesterday – in particular the South Carolina primary. Rove & co threw everything and the kitchen sink at McCain – push polls, rumor mills, crazy smears about illegitimate black children, ties

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Conquistador

Working my way through the pile of sci-fi paperbacks my father occasionally hands me after digesting them himself, I’ve finished S.M. Stirling’s Conquistador. As the first work of fiction I’ve read since reading Booth’s book on the rhetoric of fiction, it served to make me more aware of the genre conventions of alternate-Earth sci-fi than

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Division

I’m thinking perhaps I should take advantage of the categories in this software and separate my posts by subject, as with this post, where I simply want to babble about some academic books I’ve been reading, rather than world affairs or the many subtle intriacies of my navel. I just finished The Rhetoric of Fiction

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