Monthly Archives: July 2012

And Speaking of Evil

Nearly 30 years ago, I took my AP English exam at Boone County High School. Oddly, I still remember some of the questions — one was about the pun in the opening speech of Richard III, there was an essay … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Know It’s Old…

… but still. This band was named for a man believed responsible for the deaths of some 40 million people. Yet somehow, this song seems like a greater offense against mankind.

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I was in Real City yesterday, where I picked up a CD about which I knew nothing and was pleasantly surprised. More on that in a bit. One thing I noticed, however, was that the Chick-fil-A on the main shopping … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

I had originally expected to be doing our annual downtown concert this evening, but one of the guys in the band was running a significant fever, and since the thermometer was supposed to hit around 100 today, we decided to … Continue reading

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Punch Lines

A pretty popular literary conversation starter is the topic of great openers — even great opening lines. From “Call me Ishmael” to “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”; from “They threw me off the … Continue reading

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QotD: Turnabout Edition

We visit our old friends at Legal Insurrection today. As my Facebook feed continues to light up over things deep-fried and government hacks trying to keep the bully in “bully pulpit”, we must once again recall that when you cheer … Continue reading

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Dalrymple on the Numinosity of Evil

As ever, the doctor is worth a read. (Some of my prior comments can be found here, here, and here.)

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To the Owners of the Restaurant/Bar at Which I Play Trivia on Occasional Wednesday Nights: Apparently, it is incumbent upon me to ask a few questions before I arrive. So: What is your eatery’s position as regards manned space exploration? … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Radio

Three-fourths of the Berries will be appearing on Mondoville’s AM radio blowtorch tomorrow, hyping our annual summer concert on the town square Friday night. So around 9:15 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, you may find this link of interest. Just saying…

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Why I Love Radio Free Mondoville

I’ve talked a few times about the college radio station, which uses a robot DJ when the students aren’t doing shifts. What that means is that most of the time, the station plays selections from the personal collections of the … Continue reading

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