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Allow me to join Paul and Scott in making this a day dedicated to higher education here at LGM. Rick Scott opens the logical next front in the conservative war on the liberal arts: Scott said Monday that he hopes to shift more funding to science, technology, engineering and math departments, the so-called “STEM” disciplines. […]

Spencer Tracy

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On October 9, 2011

Edward Copeland: I don’t know what to say about Tracy. Katharine Hepburn once compared him to a potato (she meant it as a compliment), and that’s pretty apt. He’s solid and meaty. He’s there.

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The Octopus

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On October 8, 2011
Via Mother Jones is this superb site called Vulgar Army highlighting the use of the octopus in history to illustrate the evil power of corporations or other sites of power. It was especially popular in the late 19th and early 20th century during the time of monopoly and labor repression. It faded by the 1930s […]

Al Davis

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On October 8, 2011

Al Davis, dead. I feel like I should be able to make a funny joke here, maybe something about Davis deciding that Satan would make a really fast wide receiver despite his inability to catch. Or maybe

Liquor, 1898

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On October 8, 2011

This document, which I think is a list of liquor wholesale prices from 1898, is quite interesting. You probably need to click on it to read it. First, what the hell is Missouri wine? And does it come

Championship Series

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On October 8, 2011

This has to be the easiest to watch and most pleasant set of championship series in some time. Most right-thinking people without explicit rooting ties to the other two teams will be rooting for a Mil

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