Daily Archives: August 17, 2008

In 1935, Were Cary Grant and Randolf Scott Sex Partners? No, But These Images Look Rather Camp

On August 9, 2008, The Times of London, in its magazine section, ran some images of an old 1935 photoshoot of Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, a Western actor. The two owned a “bachelor pad” in Malibu together. Not long after the … Continue reading

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“Good Friday”: A Poem by Christina Rossetti (Published in 1896)

Am I a stone, and not a sheep,      That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross,      To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss, And yet not weep?   Not so those women loved      Who … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Charles Darwin’s Description of Life as a “Great Tree”

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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Over a Brief Item on Chinese Weddings, a Times of London News Editor Put the Headline “Better Wed in Red.” If You Don’t Get the Headline’s Pun, What Does That Say About You—and the Editor?

The above item and image about couples planning their marriages to coincide with the 8-8-08 opening of the summer Olympics in Beijing, appeared in the Times of London on August 6, 2008. I thought the headline—“Better wed in red”—was a … Continue reading

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