Category: Rants

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That word “penis”

The Moore Theater is currently hosting Puppetry of the Penis, a performance where two naked men bend, twist, and otherwise contort their penises into amusing shapes (or, “The Ancient Art of Genital Origami”), which are broadcast on a giant screen. I saw a short segment about the show on some late-night news show once, and ...

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Bring ’em On

Finally, democrats are starting to stand up from the cowered stance they’ve been in with regard to the Bush White House. In a news item on CNN, democratic leaders denouced bush’s tough-guy manner of speech, specifically when he said “bring ’em on” in response to a question about the continuing attacks in Iraq that have ...

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Bush Falls Off Segway

Clearly, he was leaning too far to the Right.

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Armed Ferry Escort

I haven’t taken a Seattle ferry for several months, so today I was a little surprised to see an armed U.S. Coast Guard escort of the Bainbridge Island run. I imagine this is pretty regular stuff nowadays, but it still feels like a strange sight (just like seeing Army reservists standing guard with M16 rifles ...

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Looking Up

747 pushingthrough wisps of cloud,a finger draggedthrough icing

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Even Dad Doesn’t Approve

George Bush, Sr. gave a talk and essentially (according to this article) does not approve of how Bush Jr. is handling the Iraq situation. Is it good that someone so close to the President can express this view, or will the fact that it comes from Dad only make things worse?

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Carter Op-Ed

Former President Jimmy Carter weighs in on the prospect of War in the New York Times. Although his presidency isn’t recent, it’s good to see our former leaders speak out against the current administration, given that traditionally (as far as I know) ex-presidents have chosen not to criticize sitting ones.

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Adam Engst on War in Iraq

We rarely interject political opinions into TidBITS, which is why I think it’s important to link to Adam’s article about the problem our government is blindly walking into, “A Personal Statement on War in Iraq.”

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The Conversations

[I’m writing this while on vacation, staying in a cabin near Mazama, WA. Since I don’t have Internet access here, I’m writing this in BBEdit and will post it when I return. (Full disclosure: I could probably get online via dialup, since there’s a phone line in the cabin, but I’m going to hold out ...

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Cel-spammed at IHOP

Sitting in an IHOP in Glendale, CA yesterday morning, my Nokia 8290 buzzed to alert me that I had a message. It was a text message from info0011@computeruser.com that contained the URL “http://www.vrzn-nxtl.com”. (I’m a T-Mobile customer, and was picking up Cingular service in SoCal.) Before checking out the site today, I dutifully turned off ...