Monthly Archives: May 2012

America’s Day in Court

Perhaps we are a litigious people – everyone wants to sue everyone else – but of course hardly anyone does. It’s just too much bother, and it’s damned expensive. And if you deal with your bank or your healthcare plan, … Continue reading

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Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

Most pop music is pleasant enough mindless crap – endless love or love lost, or both, and the usual teenage angst, with the expected and quite conventional rebellion mixed in here and there. Back in the day it used to … Continue reading

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Borrowing Boldness

When people say there are only two kinds of people in the world they establish all sorts of binary differentiations – normal people who like dogs versus those strange and somehow sinister people who like those uncooperative and nasty cats, … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Designating Heroes

Andy Warhol had it wrong when he idly lisped that, in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes – simply everyone will have his or her fifteen minutes of fame. Perhaps this was no more than a sardonic … Continue reading

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Doing the Nasty

Yes, it was very odd – his Royal Highness Prince Charles, the stiff and goofy sixty-three-year-old Prince of Wales, in giant earphones trying his hand at being a techno-trance DJ – but being a good sport about it. And of … Continue reading

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An Odd Unexpected Pause

There’s no Thursday evening column. The laptop computer died late Wednesday night. After about five years the screen gave out – the last in a long series of problems. Images jumped around and flickered for a bit – and then … Continue reading

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