Month: August 2007

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Arrived in Chicago late afternoon; the 70 degree temp is a welcome change from the 95+humidity that’s been afflicting Lexington for the last month. Some initial thoughts: With luck, the conference low point has been reached through consecutive renditions of “Walking in Memphis” and “The Wind Cries Mary” by the truly awful pianist at “Daddy […]


In nonsense
On August 29, 2007
Fifty-five years ago today, John Cage wasted 4 minutes and 33 seconds of his audience’s time in Woodstock, NY. Some would argue this was the shortest duration of time squandered by the composer; some would also argue that Cage’s performance was only the second strangest musical event in that part of the state. Share

Separated at Birth

In racist shitheads
On August 28, 2007
Cal Thomas, “England is Vanishing” (2007): Abraham Lincoln said no nation can exist half slave and half free. Neither can a nation be sustained if it allows conditions that result in mass emigration, while importing huge numbers of foreigners who come from backgrounds that do not practice assimilation or tolerance of other beliefs. When one […]
Yglesias and Balko are right that pretty much any substantive defense of the proposition that what Vitter did is less serious than what Craig did comes down to “pure homophobia.” Indeed, discussing the Craig scandal at all poses a bit of a dilemma; I don’t have much sympathy for him, given his relentlessly anti-gay voting […]
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