Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

When you can’t spell socialism, but you know you don’t like it one bit

See here for a Flicker page devoted to teabonics. Here’s an example:

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The Bangles’ “In Your Room”

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Barack Obama will be at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

According to the Huffington Post, in late April President Barack Obama is going to be in Los Angeles attending a fund raiser for Senator Barbara Boxer, and on learning this I thought, “Hey, I’m nearby, and I’d like to go to … Continue reading

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A lesson in growing up: I know that you are offended—and no, I won’t be apologizing or adjusting my language to match your sensibilities

I’m here. I have unorthodox views. I’m expressing them directly. Deal with it. Philip Pullman asserts his right to set the rhetorical tone and intellectual content of the messages that he sends and the right of people to give them attention … Continue reading

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Queer the Census

How do you view yourself? When filling out the census, you needn’t let others tell you who or what you are.

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Innocence to experience—to emotional blackmale

After the gorilla’s existentialist period of Camus-like despair, I suppose that the next episode will be devoted to his religious conversion: a trainer comforts the gorilla by convincing him that he doesn’t really die—but nevertheless might go to hell if he … Continue reading

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Are you a member of the faith community—or the doubting community?

Because every other year or so I teach the Bible as literature course at my college, I was asked to be on a panel discussing how to deal with religion in the classroom. The event was held last night and one … Continue reading

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