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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has decided not to pardon Billy the Kid. Apparently, Billy (the Kid, not the governor)’s supporters claim that the governor of the then-territory had promised the outlaw a pardon in exchange for testimony, but … Continue reading
There’s an interesting story at CNN today. Two sisters serving life sentences for taking part in an $11.00 robbery are being released after sixteen years’ imprisonment. But there’s a catch. One of the sisters receives dialysis three times a week, … Continue reading
A Pennsylvania biped steals a videogame from an open casket at a teen’s funeral.
… have come into my possession of late, as a result of things Christmassy. A recap, with comments: Print: I picked up The Middle English Breton Lays, from the TEAMS series. I haven’t read as many of these as I … Continue reading
I think this ties in with my earlier post on “getting above your raising.” One of the ways in which that academic/elite mindset manifests is bicoastalism — the idea that the only life of quality is the one that’s found … Continue reading
CNN Poll: 67% of polled Republicans say they would support a Mike Huckabee presidential bid in 2012. I think I’ll just go ahead and hit myself in the groin with a meat tenderizer now. H/T: Gabriel Malor, via Ace.
… both come from the studio version of this Shangri-Las classic: “He’s good-bad, but he’s not evil.” and “How does he dance?” “Close. Very, very close.” (I’m guessing they couldn’t do that line on TV. — Prof. M.) Shangri-La Mary … Continue reading
(This post title comes from a song by Focus, who are better known for this song. End of gratuitous prog plug.) There’s a hacky bit of stand-up in which the comic asks questions that are supposed to elicit laughs by … Continue reading
“I got an image, out of control./ Identity crisises.” — Alice Cooper, “Identity Crisis.” Last week I posted some thoughts on the music I listen to, and Quid Plura‘s proprietor was sharp enough to note an underlying issue: [Y]ou hint … Continue reading