Archives: November 2007

Looking for an honest game review

Tycho over at Penny Arcade has some telling remarks about a classic case of corruption in the PC game world: Gamespot’s 6.0 review of Kane & Lynch, which apparently angered Eidos enough to get the veteran reviewer – who seems to have been pretty generous with his 6.0 – fired. As I feel comfortable with

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Wii

H and I purchased a Wii recently. They’re very scarce at the moment. I went to Wolfchase last Sunday morning, and spotted a young couple coming out of Toys R Us with a suspecious-looking shopping bag – something white inside, boxy, approximately the right size… and they had a shipment of 50 or so inside.

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Once a lawyer

A reasonable analysis of Clinton’s campaign in the WSJ. Despite her long exposure to the national limelight, she came late in life to a political career of her own, and has worked to develop her own voice. For example, she has never found it easy to give simple answers to questions. As First Lady, she

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Bird and Cat

Bird lover shoots cat – I say shoot him and leave him to die like he did the cat, but I love the image of the cat lovers and the bird lovers sitting on opposite sides of the courtroom. This would be a great case study for a rhetoric class once the trial is over.

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The old model of persuasion

“I hoped that the time would come when the leaders of the church would receive the inspiration to change the policy,” Mr. Romney said. When he heard over a car radio in 1978 that the church would offer blacks full membership, he said, he pulled over and cried. But until then, he deferred to church

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I have no words

This NYT article on Antony Flew is one of the saddest things I’ve read in a long time. The poor guy has had his intellectual positions and authorship taken away from him, to be replaced by intelligent design supporters using him as a figurehead. I cannot think of many things that are more disgusting to

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Moving right along – prose rhythm

Not a single trick-or-treater (is that the technical term?) came by last night. On the whole, I don’t mind, as that means more candy for us. I turned in my dissertation prospectus a few days ago, which means I can finally get this prose rhythm paper finished. I wonder how many times – in this

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