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Hamster Burial

On: July 30th, 2006 at 11:59 pm | Number of Comments » 2

This morning my niece Emily found her pet hamster Brownie sluggish in her cage and so had her rushed to the vet who diagnosed her as stricken with pneumonia beyond repair. Brownie was put to sleep and we conducted a formal burial of her today before a family BBQ here in Cerritos, CA. Brownie’s corpse […]

Joe Must Go

On: July 30th, 2006 at 9:28 am | Number of Comments » 0

Today the New York Times smartly endorsed Ned Lamont over Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic primary being held August 8. Its endorsement is worth reading. It lays out all the reasons that despite Joe’s legislative record, he has failed miserably by backing and enabling the cynical, fear-mongering power-grab that the other Miserable Failure has […]

Big Balls

On: July 29th, 2006 at 7:21 pm | Number of Comments » 3

I used to followed the Tour de France stage-by-stage when I was a teenage Francophile who bought cases of Perrier because “my body was a temple” (didn’t drink alcohol or soft drinks; only juice, milk, and Perrier). Well, too bad Floyd Landis didn’t stick to Perrier. For you non-Tour-de-France fans, he won the Tour with […]

T-shirt for George W. Bush

On: July 29th, 2006 at 9:51 am | Number of Comments » 0

T-shirt for George W. Bush I almost bought this t-shirt in Japan to send to “President” Bush.

Minimum and Maximum Wages

On: July 29th, 2006 at 2:47 am | Number of Comments » 1

Republicans are just plain shameless (I would normally say “fucking shameless” but my mother has asked me to refrain from such language). How hard is it to raise the federal minimum wage from pitiful ($5.15/hour) to just bad ($7.25)? Well, appararently impossible if it’s viewed that rich people wouldn’t benefit from it. In the wee […]

An Inconvenient Truth (2006, USA, Theater)

On: July 29th, 2006 at 1:32 am | Number of Comments » 2

What better time to see the Al Gore global warming film than in the midst of a freakish heatwave. It’s hard to imagine a lecture film being engaging and interesting (after all, this is Al Gore we’re talking about here), but An Inconvenient Truth was actually better than I thought it would be. Perhaps it […]

X-Ray Proof Americans

On: July 28th, 2006 at 9:34 am | Number of Comments » 8

U.S. researchers report that an increasing number of x-ray scans (especially ultrasounds) of Americans are failing because of obesity. The x-rays are incapable of penetrating the folds of fatty tissue, plus more and more Americans are unable to fit into x-ray machines. The result is an increasing number of missed diagnoses. This of course impacts […]

Monster House (USA, 2006, Theater)

On: July 27th, 2006 at 12:52 am | Number of Comments » 0

I couldn’t believe that Safa and I were among only a handful of viewers to see Monster House on a hot Nashville day during its opening week. I expected swarms of kids and their mothers at the early afternoon showing we saw. This was a very entertaining and rather original film. Yes, I’m starting to […]