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10/5/12 On liars, debates, elections, and brainless columnists

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I wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times that probably won’t get published, but I couldn’t resist. In related news, David Brooks is either an idiot or hopelessly naïve, and Mitt Romney is (gasp!) a liar.

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11/2/10 One guy’s progressive endorsements

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In which Jason waxes lengthy about the three-page ballot he has to drop off Tuesday at his polling place.

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4/30/10 danger + opportunity ≠ crisis

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The Chinese word for crisis doesn’t consist of the words “danger” and “opportunity.” Sorry to burst your bubble. A Professor of Chinese Language and Literature told me so. Those who are as pedantic as I will want to read more.

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1/22/10 What is wrong with Amazon.com?

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Amazon.com comes up with some silly “payphrases.” What happened to simple passwords?

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2/12/09 This message has no content.

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Maybe if I post a bunch of little pithy blog entries, no one will notice that I seldom post anything of substance.

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1/30/09 “Life without Bush” (Morford)

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I’ll take a sane president over an abundance of material for columnists any day. That said, I don’t want to read any more columnists complaining that they don’t have Dubya to kick around anymore. It strikes me that the basic message there is, “I’ve gotten used to being able to lazily phone it in, because […]

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10/8/08 McCain really CAN crash and burn

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“My fellow prisoners”???

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8/7/08 George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946

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Apparently I’ve never posted a link to this essay by George Orwell. Now I’m rectifying that situation. Read it now. From George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946: In our time it is broadly true that political writing is bad writing. Where it is not true, it will generally be found that the writer […]

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5/27/08 What is it about concerts? (part I)

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I’ve been meaning to write about rock shows for a while now.

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5/8/08 Saving the world, whatever that means

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While I’m not blogging or anything, go ahead and read this post detailing The Top Root Causes of Everything Wrong With the World. Let me know what you find out. That is an early entry on a blog I probably want to read. I’m noting it here so that it will enter my consciousness every […]

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