Sunday, May 30, 2004

Too much thought...

I wonder if they would be able to best the IFOCE team?

Going native

Seeing as the Monseignor has become "initiated" into the Red Sox fraternity and gone completely native, I would hate to be left out. Therefore, I have gone out and bought a pickup truck. Now all that is left is some prime accessorizing. Gun rack, mud flaps (with the outline of the naked chicks), and hound dog in the rear will soon follow. Now to begin working on undoing those years of orthodonture and getting that sweet overbite.

Friday, May 28, 2004

You're a naughty one, saucy Jack

When life imitates art. There is actually a new MUSICAL in Boston based on the life of Lizzie Borden. I imagine the the first act occurs upstairs where she brutally stabbs her mother. Then, a nice intermission so that everyone can reload on Snowcaps and Ju-ju bees. Finally, act two in the living room where daddy gets the axe.

Buttercup, she's the toughest, what, eel?

From the Whatever blog

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

What a rich tapestry is American sandwichery

Have jersey, will travel
The standard cultural-studies response to the issue of globalization, internationalization, and the fluidity of jobs and capital is usually along the lines of glorifying the particular, the local, and regional differences. But so many of those differences are pretty much hokum. ("Wow, you call it a grinder - I call it a hoagie. What a rich tapestry is American sandwichery!"). There seems to be a general yearning for these marks of difference, perhaps especially the unimportant ones (license plates, pseudo old-fashioned "visit scenic blank" postcards, state quarters) in the face of change. (link above) calls the bluff on this - those indicators of locality aren't really much of a badge of authenticity - just difference, and pretty paltry ones at that. Local identifiers of that sort, I guess, aren't going to protect you from Halliburton or eroding family values or whatever other bugbear is eating your oatmeal.

How to post a web address

Here's how to post a clickable link in the blog:
blogger help
The manual method described there is the easier one, I think.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Swingin' D.C.

Check out the (now defunct) Washingtonienne blog. She lost her job over it (add sex to politics and the result is juicy, but also messy. And vice versa):

Oh, I get it

I thought that Leland meant that he wanted to post under the name "Matt's Mom". I wasn't quite sure why he would want to pose as her, except in the most literal sense. And since the only person likely to be fooled is Matt, and he never responds anyway...

1st blog

Mad Props to the blog! Not quite sure what it is, but I think I like the name. Actually, this will work well for me, as I cannot use my earthlink account at work. Asspoints to blogmaster J.


Racial Profiling

Geoff Nunberg (Professor of Linguistics, Stanford):
“When it comes to the crunch, ‘Caucasian’ doesn't mean much more than ‘white people who play golf.’”

Sunday, May 23, 2004

All out to be swell

Kicking it mainland style, the inaugural post of the retro punk gang....