Saturday, September 20, 2003
May not be blogging as much...
Picked up a FOURTH class at school this semester, so that is gonna take up so much of my time. I'll still try to do something every couple of days.
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Friday, September 19, 2003
Avast, ye lubbers!
Today, the 19th of September, be national Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Ye scurvy dogs! Go and walk the plank! Yarrrr!
Ye Olde WF
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Thursday, September 18, 2003
I found a chapter for my dissertation.
I'm still working on the analytical methodology, but it will be the central thesis of the chapter that the Barenaked Ladies' "Be My Yoko Ono" is an ironic recasting of "Help!" by the Beatles.
I'm doing the same thing with Mahler and Berio, so my advisor can relax. :)
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003
LA Times in Flyover Country
I see this tonight (just before I'm off to bed):
In A Bush Stronghold, Some Are Losing Heart (you may need a free registration)
Xenia is about 45 miles NNE of here. I've been there several times. If Bush is having trouble THERE, minor though it may be, it does not bode well.
Especially since Bush is now backpedaling and saying there IS no link between Saddam and 9/11, when Cheney has been going to great lengths to imply that there is.
This would be funny if it were happening anywhere else. Hooray for Captain Spaulding.
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Weird thought of the day...
This may surprise you, but I really like The Barenaked Ladies.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Out Of The Mouth Of Rummy...
So I see THIS tonight.
THIS is particularly telling:
And Tuesday, in an interview with ABC's "Nightline," White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said that one of the reasons President Bush went to war against Saddam was because he posed a threat in "a region from which the 9-11 threat emerged."
That's right, folks. "Oh, sure, there's no ACTUAL connection, but hey, he's FROM them thar parts! Ain't that enough? Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta go put on a stuffed flightsuit."
Using that logic, I should be able to flip off drivers from Clermont County, because the guy who cut me off on I-471 today was from Highland County, and they're in the same region.
UPDATE: Tom Tomorrow has more on this (thanks to Kos for the heads-up).
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Monday, September 15, 2003
Kinda like giving birth...
...with slightly more screaming.
I just shipped off my newest piece, Rational Exuberance, to the DuPage Symphony Orchestra's Fanfare for the Fiftieth competition.
You put your best stuff in there, you tweak, you bend, you sacrifice, and then, before you know it, it's out there, on its own. Here's hoping.
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Sunday, September 14, 2003
And now, a football score
Why let Brian Griffin have all the fun?
Morehead State 31, Coastal Carolina 6
Far above the rolling campus
Resting in the dale,
Stands the dear old Alma Mater
We will always hail.
Shout in chorus, raise your voices,
Blue and Gold, praise you;
Winning through to fame and glory,
Dear old MSU.
Hey, it doesn't happen often.