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Compassion, political argument, photography

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On September 28, 2005
There’s a great deal to be said about the intersections of those three concepts. Or so Jim Johnson says, and he’s got a blog and a paper to explain. I heard him give a brief account of his paper at a conference recently, and I’m intrigued. When I’ve had time to take a closer look […]

My Name is Earl

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On September 27, 2005

Just watched the first episode. At one point, I laughed so hard that I cried. The magic of DVR allowed me to rewind, watch, laugh, and cry AGAIN. In addition to being hilarious, the show is, apparentl

Ozu

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On September 27, 2005

I never got around to following up on this post, which was touted as the first in a series. I’ve been thinking lately about how to explain to people why Ozu is so great. Peter Bradshaw, a better

Don Adams, RIP

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On September 27, 2005
I must confess, I’ve never been able to sit through James Bond movies or enjoy them on any level. Which makes it all the more odd that pretty much my favorite TV show throughout my childhood was Get Smart. By the time I was 15, I’d seen all the episodes many times; when Nick at […]

And Down The Stretch They Come…

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On September 26, 2005
So, we have 4 teams for 3 AL slots…who’s going to be the odd team out? More than anything, I’m hoping that the Tribe keep winning, partly because it would be nice to see Cleveland in the playoffs, but mostly because it would suck to have a two weekend series between divisional rivals that were […]

Cut Off His Thumbs

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On September 25, 2005

I must admit, young Octavian is my favorite part of Rome. Watching him negotiate his way to tyranny will be fun. I didn’t realize until today that he is played by Max Pirkis, who played the youn

Tillman and Kerry

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On September 25, 2005

Via Andrew Sullivan: Did you know that one of Pat Tillman’s favorite authors was Noam Chomsky and that he opposed the Iraq war? I didn’t. It makes his patriotism and service more admirable

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