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So it goes. ( April 12 2007 )

Newspapers and other sources have reported that Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 84, died Wednesday, as a result of brain injuries caused after a recent fall.

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This and That: Pirates say Argh! ( April 04 2007 )

If I'm watching TV and a commercial comes on, that tells me it's time to change channels or go to the kitchen or go to the bathroom. If I put in a DVD and I'm forced to watch an unskippable intro-sequence that tells me it's time to go the kitchen or go to the bathroom. If commercials are shown in the movie theater that's a sign to me to keep on talking to my friends. Trailers ... trailers I like to watch. But the ads?

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Can't Get Too Much ... ( April 03 2007 )

There are certain foods I could eat all day, every day, and really not get tired of them. I think. I hope. And then there are a few more that aren't so much foods as ingredients, those things that spice other things up. And then there are heavy metals. Alas.

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Smoking: Mucha and Fish ( April 02 2007 )

I was firsts introduced to the works of Mucha years ago during my undergrad period, probably when I was studying abroad in Europe, and likely when I visited the Fine Arts Museum in Budapest. It's not that they had Mucha, at least not much Mucha, but they had postcards and books and prints, and there was something in his art nouveau stylings that combined so-called fine art and advertising or commercial graphic design. Now he is just a style for others to emulate and translate to different genres; he has been grammaticalized, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Spam and Spying ( March 27 2007 )

A talk with Hope yesterday about The Lives of Others reminded me, too, about a recent Slashdot story about National Security Letters, and today there was a post about no-fly-list equivalents for banking and commerce. Oh, and spam.

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BSG 3x20: Here's your Watchtower ( March 26 2007 )

Friends and colleagues and acquaintances alike wax rhapsodic about the finale to season three of BSG, the significance of Bob Dylan in the background, the revelation of the Four, and the identity of the Fifth. Me? I just jot down barely coherent webs of musings and ideas and ill-founded theories.

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Your Usemonopoly along the Watchtower ( March 25 2007 )

The essay of the day comes to us via a time machine and Jonathan Lethem, who published an essay on plagiarism, intellectual property, cultural production and creativity and the like in Harper's back at the end of January, and while it was covered by Slashdot and other sources in February, only now did I get around to it.

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Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, with a vengeance ( March 23 2007 )

As one reader noted, I have my own private soap opera (of losers, which is, of course, the best kind); I might as well provide a recent update. Plus the Spam of the Day.

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Brecht's Spring ( March 18 2007 )

Dashboard tells me that the high temperatures for today and the next two days are 47F. It's a Pomona Spring, one might say. On that note, a poem by Brecht.

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I've got your St. Paddy ... or: whoring sea donkeys ( March 17 2007 )

Forget the Guinness-Holiday, the booze-equivalent of all the Hallmark-Holidays clogging the calendar. Why do I care about St. Patrick? So it's the national holiday of the Irish people ... got any Irish in ya'?

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Older Entries

  1. More of the Kyle and Cheryl Saga
  2. The D and G Gang-Rape
  3. Some days it's just about the news
  4. Apropos the past participles of modal verbs ...
  5. 300
  6. In the Kitchen with Krause #21: Classic Creamy Cheesecake
  7. Laugh of the Day: Conservapedia
  8. In the Kitchen with Krause #20: Battenberg Cake
  9. In the Kitchen with Krause #19: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
  10. Have I given vaporland control?
  11. Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick
  12. Krause, wo ist die Maus?
  13. In the Kitchen with Krause #18: Pumpkin Pie
  14. In the Kitchen with Krause #17: Sandwich Bread
  15. Bucky on Bascom
  16. GOW: German Oscar Winners
  17. This spud's for you
  18. Mice-llaneous Content
  19. Seenot
  20. Glorifying Terrorism
  21. Worthwhile TV #3: Phase One
  22. Odds and Ends
  23. A Tale of Two Cities
  24. Worthwhile TV #2: Trust Me
  25. In the Kitchen with Krause #16: Blackberry Pie
  26. In the Kitchen with Krause #15: Steak the Alton Brown way
  27. Happy (Inter)National Quirkyalone Day
  28. in the Kitchen with Krause #14: No-Knead Bread
  29. Rodent Revenge
  30. Worthwhile TV #1: Truth Be Told
  31. Lives of Others
  32. From Nerds' Table to Rich Nerds' Table
  33. There is no Point in Trying to Pretend
  34. Lost and Found
  35. Nothing but mammals
  36. Nothing but a pipe dream
  37. A Sunday Haiku
  38. So much TV, so little time
  39. What kind of humanities scholar are you?
  40. Meth Mouth: The Return
  41. 31 Days has ...
  42. Breeding like blue-box bunnies
  43. The Little People
  44. Night Wave
  45. The White Pearl Rolls Back into the Sea
  46. Two Snowmen
  47. Movies, Morons, and Mamet
  48. Less is Moore; Depressed for Success
  49. Doughn't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
  50. Are you a Mexican or a Mexican't?
  51. Spam Sunday
  52. Rose Room, or: My Desiccated Veggies
  53. Fish Fry Friday
  54. Computing with Krause #1
  55. Comics with Krause #1
  56. Winter is here?
  57. In the Kitchen with Krause #13
  58. In the Kitchen with Krause #12
  59. Mr. Repulsive: Charles Stimson
  60. Green means Go: State and Dayton
  61. In the Kitchen with Krause #11
  62. Truth Matrix
  63. A Tuesday Without Burritos
  64. One Undefeated; It's not Ohio State
  65. Cry-eye-ing Over You
  66. TJ to the Maxx
  67. Benn there, done that
  68. Booze and Spam
  69. Last Year in Spam
  70. 43 to 42 in Overtime
  71. Goals not Resolutions
  72. The Year in Review
  73. Versions of the Truth
  74. Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam
  75. Option+s, Alt+225
  76. Ring ring ring goes the telephone
  77. U.S. Senate Supports Child Abuse and Incest
  78. In the Kitchen with Krause #10
  79. System of the World
  80. In the Kitchen with Krause #9
  81. You wanna play me?
  82. 411 for information, 911 for emergencies, 419 for money
  83. Spam and Phantastic Phishing Phun: the IRS
  84. In the Kitchen with Krause #8
  85. In the Kitchen with Krause #7
  86. In the Kitchen with Krause #6
  87. In the Kitchen with Krause #5
  88. In the Kitchen with Krause #4
  89. Freckles
  90. In the Kitchen with Krause #3
  91. In the Kitchen with Krause #2
  92. In the Kitchen with Krause #1
  93. Oh my stars and garters!
  94. Two Lefts Make a Right?
  95. Harry Potter and the Ninth Gate
  96. Make an alligator look like a dachshund
  97. Hard g or soft g? June has passed
  98. Teutonic Eurotrash Bliss
  99. Two Legs good, four legs bad
  100. “the eponym for the evolution of cooperation”
  101. “A scholar is just a library’s way of making another library.”
  102. “Hold my watch, because if it breaks I’ll kill everyone on this train.”
  103. Vengeance is a lazy form of grief.
  104. “At least I have chicken”
  105. Was vernünftig ist, das ist wirklich;
  106. Appetite for Destruction
  107. “This is how Liberty dies—with thunderous applause.”
  108. I’ll Remove the Cause ...
  109. Let us keep things short
  110. Sex, melk og rock’n’roll!
  111. Drainssss ... DRAINsssssss
  112. Grainssss ... GRRAAINsssssss
  113. Putting the ars back in arse
  114. Mi typo es su typo
  115. If it ain’t Broch, don’t fix it
  116. Void after one year
  117. Dieter II and the Human Hunger for Nazis
  118. Pictures, Images, and Photographs
  119. Asshole with a Purpose, or an Allegory of the Cave
  120. I do not suffer fools gladly.
  121. Solidarity forever ...
  122. April Showers ... the Month in Review
  123. A Rush Job
  124. Frogs, toads, phish, and verbs
  125. Three-Part Essays and Arguments: A Brief Discussion anTaxonomy
  126. “Never done jack ...”
  127. Relax, don’t do it ...
  128. Bid or bunch ...
  129. One is the Loneliest Number
  130. Dicks, Links, and Sausage
  131. Helium and Crock Pots
  132. Good-Bye Decade
  133. “Ich bin ein Berliner!”
  134. Don’t be a Stranger
  135. A New Month, but not A New Hope
  136. Moving Pictures Make the World Go ’Round
  137. “If we catch you, Lord have fucking mercy on your ass.”
  138. It’s A Game Of Numbers
  139. The Way To A Man’s Heart
  140. Let’s Get Physical
  141. R.O.D.
  142. Calling Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
  143. Lift-Off
  144. Blast From the Past #2
  145. Blast From the Past #1
  146. “Hey, bub, I'm not finished with you yet.”
  147. Web Personality
  148. I feel sacrilegious