Monthly Archives: December 2008

‘Fly and Enjoy America’s Great Destination Spots’

The term ‘must-read’ is bandied about, but every once in a while something comes along that truly deserves the tag. Believe me when I say that Vanity Fair’s Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House … Continue reading

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More Revirgins, Redeflowered. Again

The least surprising news of the day (other than the fact that Dick Cheney has no idea why he is so unpopular) is that teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex … Continue reading

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My Darling, My Talking Point

It probably comes as no surprise that Laura Bush is defending her husband’s performance as president. Mrs. Bush noted that under her husband’s watch, the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein and liberated millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq from oppressive … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Glasgow

Call it the sound of the funky bagpiper. A US academic is claiming that rap music originated in medieval Scotland, a descendant of the ancient Caledonian art of “flyting.” Ferenc Szasz, a professor of American and Scottish culture at the … Continue reading

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Shooting People is Wrong. Very Wrong.

Even if they are talking during a movie and won’t shut up. Even then you can’t just shoot them, no matter how much they deserve it. After all, what kind of society would that be? (True, it would be a … Continue reading

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More Least Likely Christmas Specials

Last Christmas, Ye Olde Kamper brought you a collection of less-than-successful holiday specials in a post entitled Least Likely Christmas Specials (inspired by John Scalzi’s 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time). Last year’s batch included: The Five Stages … Continue reading

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You Feel Me?

The Wire could not have come more highly recommended. My friend Mat suggested that the five year run of this HBO series, taken in its entirely and considered as a single, cohesive work, is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, behind … Continue reading

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