January 2007

This is going to be a busy week. (And I’m not talking about work – although that, too, will be busy.) When I was back in Brookline last week, I picked out all of the books that I wanted to ship to Seattle (about 250 of them). They should be arriving around the middle of…

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R. J. Eskow has generated some attention with his “15 questions” challenge to the group that he describes as “militant atheists”. P.Z. and others have pointed out that this is a fairly blatant strawman argument; for example: Apparently, we’ve been blaming every problem in the universe on religion and religion alone, and we need to…

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Inspired by Josh, I took the superhero quiz. I think the decisive questions were the ones about thongs and push-up bras…. Your results:You are Spider-Man Spider-Man 70% Iron Man 65% Superman 60% Green Lantern 60% Supergirl 55% Robin 47% Hulk 30% The Flash 25% Wonder Woman 25% Batman 25% Catwoman 5% You are intelligent, witty,…

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I haven’t done a Random 10 for quite a while, so here’s the first of the New Year. iTunes delivered a fairly conventional list this time, including several that are hard not to sing along with. (Specifically, those by Janis, Bruce, Kirsty, Paula, and Love.) “Life of Surprises” by Prefab Sprout (from A Life of…

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