Monthly Archives: June 2009

The World Suddenly Gets Quieter

Billy Mays is dead at the age of 50. Advertisements

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The Horse, the Saddle, the Man

A sad and avoidable tragedy: Seven high-priced show dogs, including one of the top Akitas in the country, are dead after being left by their handler for several hours in a hot van in Jefferson County. Police say Mary Wild, … Continue reading

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Sad, and Sad, but…

Farah Fawcett died today, a long anticipated event after her long illness. The term “icon” is badly overused nowadays, but in her case it’s quite apt. Much more suddenly, Michael Jackson died this afternoon, apparently from cardiac arrest at the … Continue reading

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Sad News

Dorothy Nickles, the great and apparently ageless and tireless all-rounder AKC judge, passed away this afternoon at the age of 99. My lovely bride spoke with her at a show just a couple of years ago. Miss Nickles was complaining … Continue reading

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That Can’t-Do Spirit

A plan is being bruited to knock down portions of cities in the Rust Belt: The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land … Continue reading

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The Future of Our Past

I came across this lovely site, featuring magazines from years long ago. As I’m a sucker for old articles about the cutting edge of future technology, the ones from Modern Mechanix, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics are a particular delight. … Continue reading

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Dopey Letter of the Day (II)

Where else but the New York Times? Bill O’Reilly’s statements exemplify the zealotry that infects too many in the anti-abortion movement, as well as highlight why President Obama’s call for finding common ground on abortion is so misguided. I would … Continue reading

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