Monthly Archives: April 2006

ADVERSARIAL SYSTEM OF JUSTICE

I want this guy to be my lawyer.

Posted in Culture | Leave a comment

TOP FIVE

TOP FIVE WORDS OR PHRASES THAT SHOULD BE BANNED FROM ALL LOCAL NEWSCASTS: Tragic Breaking News Potentially Deadly (especially if they’re going to wait until “after the break” to tell you about it) Caught On Tape Special Investigative Report

Posted in Top Five | Leave a comment

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Is it true that “ethanol” comes from a Latin root meaning “Snake Oil”?

Posted in Random Thoughts | Leave a comment

BOOK TALK

I know I complain about my job. A lot. But one of the good things about teaching middle school is that you come across some very high quality literature you’d otherwise miss. Case in point is Tuck Everlasting. It’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

THE END OF OUTRAGE

Just as I was contemplating how the existence of President Bush’s Disappearance Squads had finally gotten me to the point of outrage (see previous post), I stumbled on this article by J. Bottum (on the “First Things” blog) on why … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Politics | Leave a comment

TURNING A CORNER

If the information in this story is true, then I am officially joining the ranks, as unlikely as it sounds even to me, of the lefty moonbat crowd who are calling for the impeachement of George Bush. Incarceration wouldn’t be … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE TODAY

Cognitive Dissonance Today is brought to you by a grant from the French Ministry of Culture. And now, Cognitive Dissonance Today: Larry Bird has his own personal brand of Napa Valley wine. It costs $80 a bottle. Great. A guy … Continue reading

Posted in Cognitive Dissonance Today | Leave a comment

DAVETOWN: THE WIKI

Go visit my Wiki. “But, Dave, what’s a wiki?” I hear some of you cry. Well, it’s a webpage that anyone can edit. So, go visit, leave a comment, picture, word of wisdom, or whatever. But be nice, and don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Meta, Stuff | 1 Comment

NOW WHAT?

Whenever I start to really hate my job (which is all the time), I find it helpful to remember that at least I’m not Scott McClellan, who today resigned as White House spokesman. I mean, what an awful job he … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

BLOGUE NOUVEAU de CHRIS

My great friend Chris Kavanaugh is now sitting at the cool kids lunch table, having started his very own blog. His first post is about failed relationships, with a sizzling quote from Eckhart Tolle. Being that Chris is one of … Continue reading

Posted in Stuff | Leave a comment

KEEPING AMERICA SAFE

So far as I can see, the Bush Administration’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has been to: Nationalize airport security, which has resulted in searching the shoes of little old ladies and harrassing honest citizens. Invading two … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

WOW

So, at a little after 1:00 this afternoon, the time and date looked like this: 01:02:03 04/06/06 Frankly, I don’t see what all the fuss was about.

Posted in Stuff | Leave a comment

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE TODAY

Welcome to Cognitive Dissonance Today. Cognitive Dissonance Today is made possible by a grant from the National Association of Perky Women. And now, Cognitive Dissonance Today: Katie Couric is named anchor of CBS Evening News. Murrow . . . Cronkite … Continue reading

Posted in Cognitive Dissonance Today | Leave a comment

TOP FIVE ALBUMS THAT NOBODY OWNS

Del Fuegos  Boston, Mass.  – These guys came so close to making it big. They even had a beer commercial back in the 80′s. “Don’t Run Wild” is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard, period. Majosha  Shut Up … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Top Five | Leave a comment