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Ah, memories.

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On May 31, 2014
I started blogging on a lark back in March 2005, mostly out of an interest in doing some non-professional (or unprofessional, if you prefer) writing; within a few weeks, more people—and by that I mean “a few dozen”—had read my blog than had, or ever would, likely read all of my academic publications combined. Everything […]

“There will be a lot of rats”

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On January 23, 2014
This story is fantastic in every possible way: A ghost ship carrying nothing but disease-ridden rats could be about to make land on Britain’s shore, experts have warned.  The Lyubov Orlova cruise liner has been drifting across the north Atlantic for the better part of a year, and salvage hunters say there is a strong […]
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The ignorant hayseeds at White American History Month — currently working their way through a bout of masturbatory frenzy over Nelson Mandela’s death — spent some time yesterday celebrating the work of the noted non-white supremacist Norman Rockwell. Since I have a tangential family connection to Rockwell, and since nostalgia is a suitable affliction for […]
Oh, for fuck’s sake: Abraham Lincoln, a Democrat? So says a plaque at a public university in Lincoln’s home state of Illinois, where, since 1905, students at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago have seen the nation’s 16th president — and quite possibly its most influential — honored as a democrat. “This building is dedicated to […]
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