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September 2007

Skimming the News

At first I thought it said Spector Jury Dreadlocks. O.J. is charged with multiple felonies. I understand that conspiring to kidnap is one thing and then the act of kidnapping is another, but how is the total of felonies so high? Is each person he allegedly stole from being treated as a separate robbery count? […]

Ignominy

Oh man. Killed by a Weeble-Wobbleâ„¢!

Beaner’s

The Beaner’s coffee chain (based in East Lansing) is changing their name due to the fact that they do not want to unintentionally offend members of the Mexican-American community or anyone else who might associate the store name with the ethnic slur of the same name. While I acknowledge that the store’s management has the […]

Writing to the Writer

A little while back I wrote an e-mail to to Harvard psychology professor and esteemed author Steven Pinker. I commended him on his books regarding evolutionary biology as it pertains to cognitive neuroscience and the human mind. Being that the author is so highly esteemed, I thought he would be too busy to write me […]

Kathy Griffin Offends

Comedian Kathy Griffin caused an uproar at an awards ceremony when she said in her acceptance speech: “a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus.” Many people were understandably offended (just as, presumably […]

The News is Getting Stupid

Today I click on MSNBC.com seeking the edification that comes with soaking up the news via the internet. The first headline I see fairly jumps right out me: Osama bin Laden Relies on Technology to Get His Message to Audience. Thank you, MSNBC, for clearing that up for me. All this time I was under […]

Humanity

The life threatening and potentially paralyzing spine injury to Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett has made me indescribably sad. It’s not just because the Bills are my favourite team (although that’s part of it). It’s also because a human being has been cut down in the prime of his life doing something he loved. If […]

Football Season!!!

Motivation

Imagine this: Somewhere in the South, three black defendants are accused of raping a white woman. DNA test results come back which could potentially exonerate the defendants. The white district attorney buries it, failing to disclose this information to the defense attorneys. This is a clear-cut case of racism isn’t it? But wait. The situation in […]

Romantic Scene

Our hero awaited his date, the object of his utmost desires, on the balcony in the October moonlight. He wanted ever so much to run at her when she came into view but he was playing it smooth. She soon came into view, her Cynthia Rowley evening gown complementing her sumptuous figure, silhouetting it against […]