Archive for May, 2003

May 18th, 2003 No comments
Victor Lams, Twisted Genius

I decided to take Victor

up on his offer to create a customized “<a

href=””>BlogTone” for

Eclectic Amateur.

Here’s what I got:

Eclectic Amateur ‘BlogTone in .rm format”

Victor, I don’t get it. I like it, but I don’t get it.

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May 8th, 2003 No comments
A Dilemma for the Politically Correct

Same-sex marriage ‘alien to us,’ Inuit tell Commons committee

They oppose same-sex marriage, so they must be troglodytes.

Oh, but they’re Inuit, opposing the imposition of white society’s

values on their traditional ways, so they must be heroes.


Sadly, the people who should be bothered by this are experts

at maintaining contradictions inside their heads without their brains

exploding, so I don’t expect any light bulbs to come on.

(Story via MCJ.)

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"Mom, is that what a hurricane looks like?"

May 5th, 2003 No comments

Answer: “No, David, that’s what a tornado looks like.” Followed by

“Kids! To the basement, now!

Happily, it was a not-quite-a-tornado. We got a very nice closeup
(does a mile count as “close” for this? I think so) of a funnel cloud
just hanging down toward the ground. But it wasn’t spinning,
so I guess it doesn’t count as a tornado. I think. I’ll see if the
National Weather Service agrees with me.

Update: According to the paper, it was a “wall cloud”, not a tornado.
It was still impressive.

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