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Entries from April 2006

Muddled Memes

April 26th, 2006 · 7 Comments

I just spotted the following meme making its way around MySpace—I’m leaving the whole thing as-written, so I don’t have to litter the text with “sic” for each of the myriad little errors: On May 15th all myspace members are to not go to the gas station in protest high gas prices. Gas is now […]

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Tags: Economics

Saletan on Big Love

April 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Ezra is right about Will Saletan’s recent Slate column on the HBO drama Big Love. Saletan writes: Talented writers and actors are trying to make plausible the idea that American women raised in an age of sexual egalitarianism are bighearted enough to share a husband. He goes on to point out all the ways that, […]

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Tags: Art & Culture

The Pin

April 22nd, 2006 · 7 Comments

So, over the past couple days, numerous friends have approached me with some equivalent of “Hey, there’s this movie Brick, and one of the characters is you…” Now, since I was about ten, I’ve been hearing I look slightly like Lukas Haas, so I quickly guessed that he was the actor in question. But they […]

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Tags: Personal

Someday I’m Telling You, They’ll Build a Memory Machine

April 17th, 2006 · 5 Comments

I put on Pretty Hate Machine the other day; first time in years. And hey, there we go, quicker than you can say “tea-soaked madeline,” I’m black-clad 13, dark jeans and a 2600 T-shirt, denim jacket with the circle-A patch—Chuck Taylors slapping pale green tile and “The Only Time” on headphones blocking locker doors’ clang. […]

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Tags: Personal

The Lovely Kerry Howley…

April 5th, 2006 · 9 Comments

…is also the frighteningly talented winner of this year’s Felix Morley Journalism Prize. That much concentrated awesomeness seems almost unjust… but nobody’s figured out how to redistribute awesomeness to the less awesomely endowed, so she’s probably safe—for now.

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Tags: Personal

New at Reason

April 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on New at Reason

I had a piece up at Reason this weekend, “Driving Miss Jihadi,” about the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case.

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Tags: Self Promotion