Archive for March, 2004

Which Weird Latin Phrase Am I?

March 26th, 2004 No comments

Somehow, this actually fits …
It isn't a poem
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.

“I don’t care. If it doesn’t rhyme, it isn’t
a poem.”

You are a type A personality. You like bright
things, you don’t call in sick to work, and you
have devastating opinions about art.

Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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This quiz must be pretty accurate, because it seems to characterize certain other people correctly, also.

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March 23rd, 2004 No comments
What 20th Century Theorist Am I?

This is all Victor Lams’ fault:

You are an undergraduate! Your mind has not yet
warped into the utter oddness of contemporary
theory. If you put down the beer bong, and
start reading dreafully weird theory, you’ll
probably have a better chance of not getting
the answer designed to make fun of you.

What 20th Century Theorist are you?
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For the record, while I did at times drink more than was good for me as an undergraduate, not only have I never used a beer bong, to my knowledge I was never even part of a party where they were in use.

I did, however, spend quality time with Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Marx, and Franz Fanon (who is, in fact, “surprisingly readable for a major theorist”). Happily, I missed spending quality time with Derrida or any other post-modernist philosophers, for which I credit any remaining sanity that I might possibly retain (cue snickering from the peanut gallery …)

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Son of "White Boys"

March 16th, 2004 No comments

Over at Chris Johnson’s, somebody asked if I’d be reposting my “White Boys” riff in response to Bp. William Swing’s slander on the NACDC.

So here is the link to the original “Who you callin’ ‘white boy’?” riff.

Based on Bishop Swing’s little tirade, it looks like I have at least one mugshot to add:

Not A White Boy

Bishop Wiliam Swing of California


I can only assume that Bishop Swing is campaigning to be known as the second black Episcopalian bishop of California …

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March 14th, 2004 No comments
Anglefish Update

We have babies! For the first time in a year.

Of course, this would happen two weeks after giving up on having another clutch and starting to convert the rearing tank into another community tank. So I have no idea how they’ll survive. So far today, the parents do seem to be defending them well. Maybe some will make it.

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Breaking my resolution …

March 8th, 2004 No comments

I haven’t stayed away from reading blogs. (At least it’s not technically Lent today.)

Evidence is at Amy Welborn’s here and here.

(For those who don’t follow the links, they’re commentary on various Catholic scandals.)

I keep seeing numbers about the quantity of adult converts to Catholicism in America yearly, in the range of 160,000 – 200,000. I find this absolutly astonishing. At that rate, supposedly Catholic converts alone make up the 9th largest religious denomination in America. (Certainly dwarfing the poor, befuddled ECUSA.)

Either a tremendous amount of these are via marriage, or there’s some serious work of Grace going on — because it sure isn’t the winsomeness of the hierarchy, for the most part. (Exceptions made for His Holiness John Paul II and various heroic local priests, of course. And not all bishops are destined as paving-stones, although certainly the peril is great …)

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Genetically engineered DNA found in traditional U.S. crops

March 4th, 2004 No comments

The full story is at

As Pavel Chichikov says, so much can be summed up by “How could it hurt?”, followed by “How could we have known?”

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March 4th, 2004 No comments
Cool Dino Links

An eclectic list:

Nothing that quite achieves what I was wishing for previously, but they’re still good.

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