Archive for March, 2006

The Choral Tour – Day Something or Another

The Choral Tour – Day Something or Another

| March 20, 2006 | 1 Reply

Today was a good day though it didn’t start out that way. There’s something about being out on the road that drives people to general craziness. We are, you’ll be glad to hear, not immune to general craziness. In fact, given today, we may actually thrive on it. Today started with a bunch of bleary-eyed […]

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Doin' the Weasel Thing

Doin' the Weasel Thing

| March 20, 2006 | Reply

Yes, even from the road I blog the Watcher’s Council. Here are the results from the February 27th contest. Council Votes: The “Happy Warrior” Is Weeping In His Grave – Right Wing Nut House Team of Rivals – Done With Mirrors Clash of Science and Faith -– And a Stunning Contrast – Rhymes With Right […]

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Can We Get Some Real Journalists Out There?

Can We Get Some Real Journalists Out There?

| March 18, 2006 | 3 Replies

Well done, New York Times. It was a dramatic front-page story to match an infamous photo: the chilling shot of an Abu Ghraib prisoner, hooded, standing on a box, electrical wires attached to his outstretched arms. He is Ali Shalal Qaissi, the New York Times said last Saturday, and the Iraqi told the paper that […]

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The Choral Tour – Day Two

The Choral Tour – Day Two

| March 18, 2006 | Reply

And here I am, safelhy ensconsed in a hotel in Newtown, PA for the night. We’ve done two concerts that went reasonably well. Yesterday was a bit rushed, as it was our getaway day and we got to Susquehanna University with just about enough time to dig our concert dress out of our bags in […]

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Hollywood, You Suck.

Hollywood, You Suck.

| March 16, 2006 | Reply

I hate Hollywood. Bring out the Welcome wagon. ADVERTISEMENT Ice Cube has signed on to play the title role in a film adaptation of the classic 1970s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, it was announced Tuesday. As part of his deal with Dimension Films, Cube will also coproduce the redo of the former ABC series […]

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Lay Down Your Burdens: Part II

Lay Down Your Burdens: Part II

| March 15, 2006 | Reply

“Humanity has surrendered, the war is finally over. We must now fulfill our true destiny — so we will love them, and take care of them. Show them the glory of peace. And, like God, our infinite mercy will be matched only by our power. And complete control.” The season finale of Battlestar: Galactica last […]

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Nice, Arianna. Suck Up More Blogging Air, Why Don't You?

Nice, Arianna. Suck Up More Blogging Air, Why Don't You?

| March 15, 2006 | 1 Reply

Yeah, Arianna Huffington’s a real sweetheart, isn’t she? Oscar winner George Clooney may make politically provocative films like “Syriana.” But he doesn’t write politically provocative blogs. So imagine his ire when Arianna Huffington used some of his recent answers to political questions in a way that makes it look as if he wrote one for […]

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This is Jeopardy!

This is Jeopardy!

| March 15, 2006 | 2 Replies

Well, I’m back for a little bit of the evening, and I want to fill you in a little bit on the second leg of the trip. From Austin (about which I will say a lot more when I get back at the end of the month), I winged my way to Los Angeles to […]

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From the "Yeah, Right" Files

From the "Yeah, Right" Files

| March 15, 2006 | Reply

Kos says, “No one ever writes a book to make money”. Ann Althouse disagrees, and calls as her first and only witness Samuel Johnson. I say, no one except the truly vain, someone who can get a book published without much writing talent, or crazy-eyed fanatics write a book to make money. I’m not which […]

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Technology, Yay!!

Technology, Yay!!

| March 12, 2006 | 5 Replies

Well, here I am in Austin, blogging from the South by Southwest Interactive festival. Let me tell you, it’s been a heck of a time thus far. First, I have to say that my fellow panelists are wonderful. I’ve finally gotten to meet the Legendary Grace Davis, who is every bit as smart and beautiful […]

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