Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

A Man Experiences a Second Birth (But Don’t Try This at Home)

Watching the clip below, I couldn’t help but think of the bindings and loosings in Blake’s poetry, and one line especially (from his poem, “Infant Sorrow”): Into the dangerous world I lept. Anyway, it’s a bit nervy to watch, but also … Continue reading

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The New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse?: What Bush Hath Wrought

Ron Brownstein today: As George W. Bush’s presidency winds down, the Republican Party’s greatest problem is that it doesn’t appear to be reaching much of anybody who isn’t already watching Fox News. Bush leaves behind a party that looks less … Continue reading

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Life Gets Complicated—Really Fast

A single cell organism that, when it moves, makes track lines identical to those found fossilized in precambrian strata suggests that the multi-cellular “Cambrian Explosion” really was quite the explosion indeed. Discovery Channel News explains: Until about 550 million years ago, there … Continue reading

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Two Turkeys, One Cup

Sarah Palin “pardons” a Thanksgiving turkey, then steps forward for some press questions holding a cup of hot coffee. Prepare to be mildly grossed out: It might make for an amusing YouTube to video one’s reaction to watching “Two Turkeys, One … Continue reading

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Turkey with, eh, Gravy?: Sarah Palin Does a Thanksgiving Interview with Turkeys Being Slaughtered Directly Behind Her!

Caution: In males the clip below may stir castration anxiety. As governor of Alaska (2008), Sarah Palin had just “pardoned” one Thanksgiving turkey, then stepped forward to take a few press questions, apparently oblivious to the other turkeys being slaughtered over her shoulder:

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“Creation Story” (A Poem by Santi Tafarella)

    It seems to have started as an argument.    Nothing became something, rapidly expanding   to a whole laundry list of things.   Separation and settlement followed.   Over time things cooled. Mother got her planets; Father    … Continue reading

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