Monthly Archives: October 2005

The end of InstaMunger?

I’ve completed my InstaMunger experiment — an entire business week of nothing but pithy, snarky posts on whatever I happened to be reading. Of course, by Saturday I was feeling the effects of not being able to write out an … Continue reading

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Is Google taking over the government?

The Washington Post has an interesting pair of articles on the Google lawsuit. One is written by the University of Michigan head librarian, defending Google. The second is by the president of the Authors Guild. Since they’re the ones doing … Continue reading

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LA Times on Nigerian Scammers

This almost makes you feel sorry for these guys. Almost.

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USA Today publishes a long, well-thought-out article

Stop the presses! Seriously, though. Is anyone worried about this? It’s an honest question. At some schools (which will remain unnamed) that are committed to a 50-50 male/female split, there’s a real achievement gap. And it’s not the males who … Continue reading

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Cool Greek gizmo

But can it dice onions?

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Did blogs save Social Security?

Kevin Drum thinks so.

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Berube on footnotes

Michael Bérubé has an interesting post on footnotes. Well, the backstory part is interesting. When it came to reading the actual sample footnote, I lost interest and went back to reading the main text.

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Bourbon Street is back

Give me a hurricane! Ummm… to drink, I mean.

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Not-so-InstaMunger

This Cognitive Daily post took me two days to write. Why? Partially because this is difficult material, but partly because my brain wasn’t quite screwed on straight. Please read it, if for nothing else than to validate all that hard … Continue reading

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Why can’t school be just about all the things I like?

Why is so much of the stuff they teach in school so boring and irrelevant? Why can’t they just teach me the stuff I need to know to get a good job, and, like, a nice car? Fisking of the … Continue reading

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Some people write MUCH longer posts than InstaMunger

And sometimes they write much much better responses to misguided articles about abortion

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The Bulwer Litton awards for sex?

Ahem. (NSFW, naturally). Vote for your “favorite” here. Oops. You can’t vote unless you write. If you can stand it. Express your outrage at this injustice in the comments.

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Another day, another lawsuit against Google

Now Google’s “freeloading” off the hard labor of authors. If Google’s undergoing the expensive, labor-intensive project of scanning millions of books isn’t hard work, I’d like to see what the AAP thinks “hard work” is.

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Maybe avian flu wouldn’t be as bad as we thought it might

No need to panic? But what if this guy’s wrong, and we did nothing to prepare for it?

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I have no need for any of these computers

Say it loud enough, and it will be true

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InstaReview

The Colbert Report is brilliant. Thank God for TiVo, or I’d be forced to stay up until midnight every weeknight for the best hour on TV, ever.

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Wilma is big

This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with global warming. If we all say it loud enough, it will be true.

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The 20 millionth blog is coming

Let’s hope it’s at least half as good as this one.

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Yes, fetuses have the potential to turn into neat people

Weepy, heart-warming article here. But that’s not the point. The point is, people should get to choose whether their “potential” child becomes a real child. Deciding to have sex should not be the same thing as deciding to raise a … Continue reading

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Deep Throat II — Electric Boogaloo?

Political Animal has the details

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