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May Day ( May 01 2007 )

The first of May, the day after Walpurgisnacht, and Labour Day throughout much of the world. And a poem by Rilke.

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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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Older Entries

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