Sergeant Rabbit Taught iTunes To Play
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By Dwip May 21, 2012 at 1:10 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

As you can see, Genghis very much enjoys Twinkies because of the excellent sugar rush. —Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure


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When You Gaze Long At The Bunny, The Bunny Also Gazes At You
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By Dwip May 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Not to get off on too meta of a tangent, but I tend to see history as an interplay between broad, socioeconomic factors and the specific actions of key individuals. Sometimes socioeconomic factors take the lead, like, say, the way the potato famine drove Irish migration to America in the 1840s; sometimes the two walk in lockstep, like, say the way the conditions of post-World War I Germany made the rise of fascism possible but the specific and malevoloent idiosyncracies of Hitler defined the form that it took; and sometimes it is the key individual who takes the lead and drives the ox cart of history for a while. —Mike Duncan, The History of the Rome Episode 155


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Can’t Believe The News Today
By Dwip May 10, 2012 at 2:24 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

In departure from my usual “no more politics here, go to Samson’s” policy, two things from today I want to pass brief comment on. First, this unfortunately unembeddable YouTube video of President Obama coming out in support of marriage equality. About this, two things: 1. We’re either going to believe in that “All men are created equal” thing, or we’re not, and this would seem to me to be a great step in the “we are” category. 2. I’ve heard the idea advanced that you may believe as you will about Obama’s motives for saying what he said, and since he didn’t confide those in me I’m not going to speculate, but either way, first time a president has made […]


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As Seems Probably Relevent To My Evening
By Dwip May 8, 2012 at 1:27 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

This, which explains this: And also this: And maybe but maybe not this:


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The Author, Circa 1991
By Dwip May 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

…totally about to carrot murder some fools. This is all by way of mentioning that Mom and I went through a few piles of random stuff she kept from my grade school years. Where “A few piles” actually means “kind of a lot of piles” and “stuff she kept” means “every single assignment I ever did, except for the ones that died, unlamented, in my high school locker.” Seriously, whole boxes of this stuff, including that rarest of things: actual assignments done during my 6th grade year. Many was the time where I was heard to exclaim “When did that even happen? That existed?” Also, how many trees died in the vain attempt to teach me managable cursive, cursive I […]


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Join My Quest For Cheetah
By Dwip May 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

We searched all through the land…


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