Monthly Archives: November 2008

Smothers Brothers: best of season 3 dvd

Tonight I put on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3. I was about 9 when these episodes were on the air, so I vaguely remembered the show. (Although I grew up listening to their albums, so … Continue reading

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Change.gov, the blog

So far, much of what’s been posted on Change.gov is the press-release type of update. But today’s entry reads like an actual living (interesting) blog: President-elect Barack Obama visited Manny’s Cafeteria and Deli in Chicago today to pick up two … Continue reading

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Do you know your myths?

Michael Turner delighted me this morning with his comment to the blog post End of the beginning, which links to a Reuters article in which someone states, “Even though the Fed has done everything it possibly could to support the … Continue reading

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About gay marriage

I don’t have a dog in this fight. Personally, I feel a vague discomfort that government/society is at all involved in defining personal relationships, however I acknowledge that there are a myriad of economic and legal issues, particularly in the … Continue reading

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“24” and torture

I adore 24. Watching it isn’t a pleasant or soothing experience, but the questions it raises fascinate me. Season 4 and Season 5 particularly, because of the way they highlighted the role of the president through Charles Logan. One of … Continue reading

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Election night with the Obamas

Another one of those elegant touches that the Obama campaign so frequently produces: behind-the-scenes photos on flickr, documenting election night. Try the slide show.

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G1 phone: alarm clock

My old phone died (the display) and when I went in to the T-Mobile store to browse, I talked myself into the G1. (I confess, PacMan was the irresistable feature, although the ShopSavvy and map features were also compelling.) But … Continue reading

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