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June 18, 2014
1961 teen slang
A sidebar from the San Diego Union, February 12, 1961, recently unearthed by my wife the historian.
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Hahahahahaha oh god
“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.” –Dick Cheney, speaking of Obama.
Just to be clear, that is not satire, but rather a thing that was actually said by George Bush’s Vice President and probable puppetmaster.
June 17, 2014
Note for Sparky’s List subscribers
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UPDATE 2: Things you can do on Gmail to keep legitimate mail from being marked as spam.
June 16, 2014
A small reminder
This is the man being trotted out to give expert commentary on the situation in Iraq.
Kristol’s prominence as a pundit only makes sense if we are finding out what he thinks in order to do the exact opposite.
May 19, 2014
New at Topatoco
May 17, 2014
An odd thing
I am doing tomorrow that is now over
Tomorrow being Sunday, May 18, for those of you tuning in late. I’ll be at the Public Theatre in NYC, taking part in a reading and discussion of a one-act play called THE PEOPLE by Susan Glaspell, which is about a struggling magazine roughly based on The Masses. I’m a late addition so my name’s not on the site, but I’ll be there, along with quite a few more well-known journalists. It was showing as sold out earlier in the week, but they’ve released a few more tickets, which appear to be available as I write this. Details here.
UPDATE: all done! Many thanks to the Public, and to my fellow amateur thespians. Lots of fun, though of course six hours later I lay awake in bed thinking of things I should have said during the discussion. As one does.
April 29, 2014
Cartoon from February, 2000.