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20 favorite movies since 1980
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demagogue
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flit
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how appealing
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insanekungfu
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ipse dixit
it's still the economy, stupid
jack o'toole
juan cole
kieran healy
late night thoughts
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long story, short pier
making light
mark byron
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not geniuses
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political wire
quaker in a basement
reachm high
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royal blue
ruminate this
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scoobie davis
seeing the forest
self made pundit
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shadow of the hegemon
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south knox bubba
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  xFriday, November 08, 2002

what's up


I've decided that I'm going to delete most of the pre-election links I've stored up...after all, as far as political rants are concerned it's a new era. I expect to be back to a regular posting schedule by Monday. Thanks so much for your patience with the recent scarcity.




  x

charitable link of the day


This one has been making the email rounds lately, and it's worth mentioning. The NFL is offering a Web site at which you can donate a can of Campbell's soup to the hungry simply by clicking on the helmet of your favorite team, and even return on a daily basis to increase the count. The New Orleans Saints are ponying up some soup thanks to me. I strongly recommend this quick and easy way to help the hungry!




  x

boss news


Bruce Springsteen's concert scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed until December 17. Sax player Clarence Clemons recently underwent surgery for a detatchjed retina and is doing fine. This is all good news, as I'm going to be out of town at a wedding this weekend and might otherwise have missed it or just been too doggone tired to enjoy it. I certainly wish "The Big Man" a speedy and complete recovery!




  x

titanic post of the day


In the wake of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, a Canadian ship was dispatched for the grim taks of collecting the bodies of the disaster. Among the bodies recovered was a boy about one year old who lacked any identification. Greatly moved, the ship's crew took up a collection to have the boy buried in a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where some of the Titanic's other victims were laid to rest. The sailors erected a handsome monument with the legend "Unknown Child."

Now, 90 years later, DNA tests performed on the boy's remains have identified him as Eino Viljami Panula, a 13-month-old Finnish boy who perished along with his mother and four brothers.

The boy's present-day relatives have said they intend to leave his grave in Nova Scotia.






  xThursday, November 07, 2002

farewell, dr. smith


A sad note today: Actor Jonathan Harris, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Zachary Smith in the 1965 TV series Lost in Space, died Nov. 4. He was 87.

Although best known for his role as Dr. Smith--a sinister Communist sabotuer trapped with the Robinson family when the Jupiter 2 went off course--Harris (no relation) also starred in such Saturday morning kiddie fare as My Favorite Martians and the live-action series Space Academy (boy, does that take me back!). He also lent his voice talents to several animated shows and movies, including Freakazoid and the Pixar features A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. Photos of the late actor are here.

(via Ipse Dixit)




  xWednesday, November 06, 2002

congratulations


Before I go, I want to congratulate the Republicans on their victories in yesterday's elections. Of course I far from welcome the notion of GOP control of the White House and Congress, but there's no question the Republicans simply ran better campaigns. And I have to admire Bush putting his personal prestige on the line--he gambled, and he'll deservedly reap the benefits. The next two years promise to be interesting times.




  x

nothing yet...


I'm still catching up on some work/personal matters so posting continues to be light to nonexistent. I have considered just accepting reality and declaring a hiatus, but I remain hopeful I can get back to frequent posting soon.

The girls are better. Cecilia is fully recovered; unfortunately, Naomi was sick again last night (and yes, we both lost a lot of sleep dealing with it; my lovely wife correctly pointed out we should be grateful we haven't had to do so more often).

Updates as they occur; when I'm back up to normal speed, you'll know it.






  xTuesday, November 05, 2002

election day


Before I go--

Don't forget to vote!



Update: My lovely wife and I have both voted (have you?). For the record, my ballot was not straight party.




  x

sick day


The girls are both sick--poor Omi spent all last night throwing up, and Cecilia started this morning--so we're all staying home from work/school/blogging.




  xMonday, November 04, 2002

lo lieh r.i.p.


This is sad news indeed...Legendary chop-socky film star Lo Lieh (Five Fingers of Death, 36th Chamber of Shaolin) died Nov. 2 of heart failure at the age of 63. I grew up watching Lo's movies on Saturday afternoon TV, and he appeared in some of the all-time greatest kung-fu flicks during his long career as an actor and director.

(via Destroy All Monsters)




  x

ketchup blog


...well, not really, but I am catching up from a wonderfully busy weekend. I'm very nearly done with a big raft-o-work, after which things should be more or less back to normal. Full details when regular posting resumes, either later today ot tomorrow at the latest.

I owe Dodd a couple of responses (see comments below--if they're working), and of course I have a ton of other links to follow up on. In retrospect, I wonder if I shouldn't have simply gone on hiatus instead.

I do need to observe that some time over the weekend, the hit counter passed 7,000. A modest achievement, but I do appreciate the people who stop by.