Monthly Archives: August 2008

Viva la vida (Coldplay)

I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. Just the sound of it makes me happy, despite the decidedly odd scansion of some of the lines. And I found myself pondering the lyrics, trying to … Continue reading

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Hickman’s horse, Peter Rabbit

The Yahoo! odd news feed today brings up a touching story of an old horse in a pasture and a cruel town being inflexible and unfeeling. Fortunately, the story also included a link to the town’s website. I’m guessing that … Continue reading

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Die Hard: a quibble

I’m at the scene where the initial squad of keystone cops are trying to enter the building. When the lock-picking fails, they pull out the blowtorch. These are huge glass doors, in a huge glass wall. Glass breaks, dude – … Continue reading

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Well done, China

I watch very little of the Olympics in any year, but I enjoy the parade of athletes, so I’m watching this year’s opening ceremonies. The 2008 drummers were incredible. Even more so were the grey boxes which whipped up and … Continue reading

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Book fans are the greatest

This article on the fans of the “Twilight” book series converging on the small town of Forks tickles me, especially the way the town has engaged in the enthusiasm. I haven’t read the “Twilight” books and probably won’t. Not because … Continue reading

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