April 2008

Book One Hundred and Nine: Bonk

25 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

To say that I have been looking forward to this book would be an understatement. For one thing, I really like Mary Roach, because although Spook was a bit of a disappointment, Stiff was awesome. Furthermore, Bonk is about human sexuality, and I have ...

Judgment

24 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

There’s a great op-ed in the Times about the Supreme Court’s historical struggles (or lack thereof) with the death penalty, and I think it’s worth reading, because it is fairly short, and I think that it makes some great points. ...

Touching Up

23 April, 2008 // 1 Comment

You do know that photographs in fashion mags are heavily altered before publication, right? I always assume that this is common knowledge, but I wasn’t aware of how heavily modified some images are until I checked out some before and after ...

Book One Hundred and Seven: Grave Matters

21 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

I think we all know that I have an undying (haha) fascination with the funeral industry, and I actually read Grave Matters when it came out, but I decided to read it again, because I can, and because the library smelled so awful the other day that I ...

Paying for It

21 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

I went to public school, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given my inability to do basic math and the fact that we were extremely poor when I was a kid. I happen to be a big fan of public school, myself. I think that education ...

Wrath on Sundays

20 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

Sometimes I wonder if newspapers deliberately publish poorly written, irrational, inflammatory columns for the explicit purpose of pissing readers off. They probably figure that when people get annoyed, it generates discussion, so it gets the ...

Plastic Friendships

19 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

One Saturday in the fall at my first college, I was feeling a bit down in the dumps, and a friend of mine turned to me and said “let’s go to Brattleboro and get some crispy tofu,” and we did, three of us in her big purple Subaru. ...

The Other Boleyn Girl

18 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

Brendan and I went to see The Other Boleyn Girl earlier this week, and I’ve just now gotten around to writing about it. Please forgive me. I know you were waiting on anxious tenterhooks to decide whether or not to see this movie, and I’m ...
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