Monthly Archives: March 2003

More lies by Moore: The Truth Behind Bowling for Columbine: The point is not that Bowling is unfair, or lacking in objectivity. One might hope that a documentary would be fair, but nothing rules out a rousing polemic. The point is far more fundamental: Bowling for Columbine is dishonest. It is fraudulent. It fixes upon […]

I am not very patriotic, in the usual meaning of that word. I cannot say “My country right or wrong” in any political, social, or literary context. But one thing is inalterable, for better or worse, in life. This is where my world began. A world which includes ancestors – both my own and other […]

Just because I know you’re curious Our friend Optimus Prime now has his very own weblog you can follow. Too bad he can’t spell and is out fighting “Suddam.” Ah, the legacy of cheap plastic toys from the 80’s! Has anyone heard if any My Little Ponies or Snorks or Shirt Tales or Smurfs or

Iraqi People ‘Terrified of Saddam Hussein’ (from Arab News) When we finally made it to Safwan, Iraq, what we saw was utter chaos. Iraqi men, women and children were playing it up for the TV cameras, chanting: “With our blood, with our souls, we will die for you Saddam.” I took a young Iraqi man, […]

Wow, my hope for humankind just went up a gazillion notches: Iraqi Civilians Give Food to Hungry Marines Iraqi civilians fleeing heavy fighting have stunned and delighted hungry US marines in central Iraq (news – web sites) by giving them food, as guerrilla attacks continue to disrupt coalition supply lines to the rear. Corpsman Tony […]

Recipe for the ultimate date-night: With yourself, that is. First, decide that absolutely NO schoolwork will be done, under any circumstances. Second, go to your favorite cheap video store (49 cent video) and rent some movies you’ve been meaning to see. (I finally decided on Fargo and Bonnie and Clyde — apparently, due to my […]

I survived! Tonight’s presentation went fairly well, I think. Todd, you are the best! Thanks SO MUCH for coming tonight. It was nice to see a friendly face in the crowd, and to finally get to hug your neck. I hope that you had a good time. Next week, when my life finally calms down […]