Saturday, November 15, 2003

Thankyou, Josh Marshall, and Happy Anniversary
I didn't see this pretty little critiqueof the administration's missteps in Iraq until I read Talking Points Memo.

Thankyou, Josh Marshall.. I was beginning to question my sanity after reading Instapundit one too many times.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Must.. resist.. urge.. to.. download

Happy Veteran's Day. If they were showing the Arlington cemetery ceremony on TV, I sure missed it, but Canadian TV was showing Remembrance Day Ceremonies, which were quite lovely and made me a bit weepy. I wish we had a more interactive Veteran's ceremony: the Canadians let practically everyone lay something on the memorial in Ottawa, and there was a children's choir and a gun salute, and a religious sermon in French and English that was poignant without being cloying.

I wish we could do it more like the Canadians.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Does My In-Box Require Deodorant?

I've been having a dry spell in terms of emails.. I usually get about two a day from various sources, though sometimes its just people wanting to sell me a new penis or a Russian Bride.. but for three days, maybe four now.. nothing.

Is it me? Did my last mass email about losing the interoffice pumkin carving contest connect with people's delete buttons instead of their funny bones? Are my repetitive descriptions of being a live-at-home library clerk in the Midwest causing people to avoid pushing reply?

Obviously I need to start making shit up. Next week, I will be taking a trip to Acapulco with a hot personal trainer I met at the club. Then I'll take up the cause of animals stuck in University labs, helping to free hundreds of white, bald scalped rats from the neurology department. In a few months I will be plotting a Communist coup in Haiti in the hopes that aid will flow into the beleaguered country after Bush is forced to send troops in to overthrow me. My second in command will be caught, but I will of course escape, and tell my story from Switzerland in a million dollar book deal before being assassinated, creating a huge uproar in the US because people will read my book and understand why I did what I did. The Democrats will win in 2008, and peace will be restored in the world if Iran and Pakistan don't nuke something first.

Wow, I've got a lot on my plate the next few days, ladies. Guess I don't have time for email.

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Radio Parodies
Bored? Have access to streaming audio? You can listen to some pretty entertaining humor courtesy of On The Media

I especially like McLaughlin for Kids.

Words I have added to my spell-checker today:

auditorily
contextualizing
orality
valour

In a few years of this, my computer will speak fluent British and be completely engaged with the jargon of the present-day English department. (I decline, however, to teach it the word "yob".)

Sunday, November 09, 2003

I want this shirt. Even if it's got Barbara Tuchman on it. ::dignified medievalist's sniff::