Monthly Archives: May 2010

Trouble Brewing

Sex and the City 2 seems to be more provocative than the usual chick-flick fluff: The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there’s something bracing about the film’s … Continue reading

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A Sad, Sad Day

We let Silver and Fred go today.  They were both quite elderly and their problems reached a terminal stage at the same time.  Hard as it is to know they’re dead, it was harder to know they were fading and … Continue reading

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An Epic Comeback

The Philadelphia Flyers, left for dead when they fell 3 games to none to the Bruins, came back to force Game 7.  There, again, they were left for dead when they fell behind 3-0 late in the first period.  Down, … Continue reading

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A Fan’s Prayer

Philadelphia plays Boston tonight in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, having been the only team since the 1975 Islanders to come back from a 3-0 deficit.  An Eastern Conference fan has a request for the Supreme Being: Dear God, I know … Continue reading

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No Place at the Country Club for Them!

SCOTUS 2011:  Six Catholics and three Jews.

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Quick Question

Is there a better hockey announcer today than Doc Emrick?  Guy would make a chess match sound thrilling. Update.  I’m pulling for Pittsburgh, but you won’t see a more beautiful goal than Max Lapierre’s.

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Then and Now

On Youtube, the CBS news coverage of the Kennedy assassination:  CBS was the only network with national programming that afternoon:  local NBC and ABC affiliates had their own programming.  Part 1 is the the broadcast of As The World Turns just before … Continue reading

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A New Look for Wal-Mart?

An insight from Ilkka at The Fourth Checkraise: If Wal-Mart were otherwise exactly the same as now, except that it was fully owned and run by the government as a public service and a anti-gouging and price control program to … Continue reading

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Dopey Letter of the Day (V)

Where else but the New York Times? To the Editor: Rarely have I felt that my identity was such a liability as I do these days. Born to East African Muslim parents of Indian descent, I can hardly say that … Continue reading

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Hostage to the Unions

Beware of Greeks losing gifts: Greek government workers shut down schools and hospitals and disrupted flights as demonstrators occupied the Acropolis in an escalation of protests against 30 billion euros ($40 billion) of additional wage cuts and tax increases unveiled … Continue reading

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Toy Story

Many years ago I wrote on a defunct version of this poor little blog about toy breeds: Unlike the calm aloofness of the Sighthound, the massive dignity of the Working dog, the headstrong all-weather exuberance of the Sporting dog (“Great … Continue reading

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Moving Day

To my horror, I found that Blogger, through which this poor neglected little blog was published, would no longer support FTP publishing as of May 1.  Due to their opaque instructions and clunky dashboard, it proved impossible to keep my … Continue reading

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