Here It Comes

Well, it looks like Barak Obama is running for president after all. The link goes to a “pre-“announcement. The real one will apparently be made in Illinois tomorrow. I would just like to state for the record that I think Obama is a HORRIBLE choice for president, and I (strongly) suspect the only reason anyone…

Another Ostalgie Must-see

The film I most wanted to see in 2007 opens today, but only in New York and LA. Damn! It’s called The Lives of Others(Das Leben der Anderen), and it’s about a Stasi minder in East Germany in 1984 who has something of a change of heart about his job after he’s assigned to watch…

Home Stretch

Happy to say I’m in the final stretch of my Secular Lent pledge not to eat meat or drink alcohol for 6 weeks. The last official day is Monday, but I may fudge a bit and eat a hamburger that night. I’m attending a syntax seminar that lets out at 8, and it’s been suggested…

Why We Fight

Alright, today’s staff editorial in the paper is dumb, even by IDS “standards.” And it has a dumb argument. And it’s just generally a waste of paper. The subject? Gay marriage yet again one more time already. Which is already a dumb issue. Recently, it’s been made dumber by the fact that the Indiana State…

Man måste hela tiden jämföra

So I’ve been doing a lot of complaining about the weather in Bloomington recently – because it’s been cold! Today, for example, it was -3F in the morning, though at the moment it’s managed to climb to 14. When all this started, it was a huge relief – because it had been disturbingly warm up…

They Gone Went and Did It

Because I have been avoiding reading the news – even the paper – hoping to cut down on wasted time (with mixed success – I end up playing a lot of sudoku instead), I missed last Friday’s announcement that smoking will be banned on all IU campuses. Let me skip the normal rant and cut…