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Cultural Concurrence

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On July 6, 2004
Alright, my own votes in the Terry Teachout quiz: 1. Kelly or Astaire? Kelly 2. Gatsby or SOR? Gatsby 3. Basie or Ellington? Duke 4. Cats or Dogs? Pass 5. Matisse or Picasso? Picasso 6. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot 7. Keaton orC haplin? Keaton 8. O’Connor or Updike? Updike 9. THOHN or Casablanca? Casablanca 10. Pollock or […]

Ha ha

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On July 6, 2004

Always nice to see Rupert Murdoch enterprises look stupid. Actually, they almost always looks stupid if you’re paying attention, so I guess I mean it’s nice to see them fuck up so obvious

Thank God

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On July 6, 2004

Let me just say that ever since I said to leave Kerry alone and not worry about the VP pick, I’ve slowly become less and less confident I was right to suggest we trust him. I fully expected the

The Poorman offers an astute list of Hollywood’s worst directors. Definitely a fine collection of choices. My few additions/quibbles: 1)I think his initial instincts were the best. I actually liked Requiem for a Dream, and while Stone is a godawful writer he’s a competent enough director. (Although I’m certainly not going to complain much about the auteur of Natural […]

McMurtry

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On July 4, 2004

First question: how many ‘reviews’ of Bill Clinton’s book does the NYT plan on running? We’re up to three now, by my count. Second question: How many times does Larry McMurtry

Pathetic

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On July 4, 2004
Picking the very worst moment in Nader’s Press the Meat interview this morning is easy, despite the reiteration of sizist attacks on Michael Moore. To paraphrase: Q: The Congressional Black Caucus met with you, and pointed out that your candidacy could have devastating consequences, and your rationales for running are all contradictory nonsense. They are urging you […]

A Winnable Fight

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On July 3, 2004

Good evaluation of veep candidates at TAP online. The Gephardt critiques are nothing new, but show that the hostility isn’t just limited to free traders. The Graham piece is a good one; if any

Making sense of Rove

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On July 3, 2004

It’s becoming clear that while the Bush campaign has spent an awful lot of money on ads, they don’t appear to have gotten much in return. This is, of course, good news, but it also raises

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