Monthly Archives: August 2006

Bob Dylan Has a New Album

Here’s a review of a collection of Bob Dylan interviews to help you get excited for his new album.

Mr. Dylan, how would you define folk music?
As a constitutional re-play of mass production.
Would you call your songs “folk songs”?
No.
Are protest songs “folk songs”?
I guess, if they’re a constitutional re-play of mass production.

I’m really looking forward to the new one. Love and Theft is great, and Modern Times is billed as a sequel.

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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe


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Armless Guy Is A Shitty Driver

This armless guy is a really bad driver.
 Armless Guy Is A Shitty Driver
He goes way too fast and carries around illegal drugs.
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Barney’s Penis

She said, “Look, Daddy, a Barney movie!” I couldn’t see it, so she guided my eyes to the vulgar obscenity arranged there on the sign. “Look! Up there! Barney’s p***s!” I was shocked when I saw the words arranged on the sign. I quickly averted her eyes and escorted her into the store.

Since then, she has not stopped mentioning Barney’s p***s. This has shaken the bedrock of our family. I made an emergency call to our church’s pastor about this bombshell in my daughter’s life and he is unsure how it will affect her future.

I would like to emphasize: Barney’s penis has shaken the bedrock of their family.

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Colorado Hates Flags

A seventh-grade geography teacher who refused to remove Chinese, Mexican and United Nations flags from his classroom was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by Jefferson County officials who were concerned that the display violates the law.

It turns out Colorado has a law against displaying foreign flags in classrooms unless they apply to a current lesson. Jesus Christ, that’s dumb.
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Bring the Kids!

 Bring the Kids!

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“Morning After” Over the Counter

In the good news department,

The Food and Drug Administration today approved over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.

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News From Science

It’s turning out to be a big week for science. First of all, they have direct proof of dark matter, which is kind of crazy. Also, as you probably already know, Pluto isn’t a planet any more.

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Star Wars Last Supper

 Star Wars Last Supper
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Five Quotes

Sorry I disappeared for a while there. I’m back in the saddle now, and here’s a game called Five Quotes that I read about at kottke.org. Basically, you pick five quotes that reflect you, and you get them from this page of random quotes.

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
–George Santayana

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
–Henry David Thoreau

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
–Thorstein Veblen

If we are to learn to improve the quality of the decisions we make, we need to accept the mysterious nature of our snap judgments.
–Malcolm Gladwell

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
–Dr. Joyce Brothers

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