Monthly Archives: August 2007

Suicide Bombing Isn’t Faith-Based

Angry Blog: Christopher Hitchens: “Of the suicide bombing population, 100% are faith-based.” (at 52 min) "Wrong. Prior to 2003, the leading suicide bombing organization was the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lankda, a secular, Marxist-influenced separatist group."  Robert Pape, the leading … Read More

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Hamas Continues Copyright Violations

In May, Mickey Mouse’s Islamofascist cousin—the one that’s never invited to the weddings—was beaten to death by an Israeli terrorist. But never fear, never fear, for the Disney franchise is stocked with willing martyrs…and so it was that last week … Read More

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Last Minute Menu Planning: Southern Soul Food Hors D’Oeuvres

I'm hurriedly devising a menu for my "Fuck the Hamptons Guilty Pleasures Labor Day Soiree." I know it will be a cocktail/hors d'oeuvres set up since we're expecting around 10 people–too many to cook a full dinner for on a … Read More

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Opus and Islamist Friends

A few pop cultural sides to choose in the 80's: Duran Duran or Culture Club; Transformers or Voltron; Doonesbury or Bloom County. The answers were Duran Duran, Transformers and Bloom County. Berke Breathed's anthropomorphic cartoon strip, about a high-anxiety penguin, … Read More

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Last Minute Party Planning: “F*ck the Hamptons Guilty Pleasures Labor Day Soiree”

Monday is Labor Day. Much of New York will leave town. Best Friend and I toyed with the idea of joining the exodus of crazies to the Hamptons to see DJ Tiesto in concert. That idea was quickly overcast by … Read More

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Why They Really Hate Leo Strauss

Regarding Leo Strauss, there is something particularly bizarre in the fact that the discussion always turns to politics. Not Politics in the Aristotelean sense, but everyday politics; the transient concerns and resentments of the current moment. Strauss, who thought in … Read More

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Don’t Want to Get Symbolically Sold Into Marriage? Consider a B’rit Ahuvim.

There have been quite a few recent posts here about issues regarding ketubot. In April, the lovely Laurel posted about problems of aesthetics and wound up discovering some pretty awesome options. Earlier this month, titillating Tamar took it a tad … Read More

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Facebook Asks: Are You Religious?

Yesterday facebook had one of its daily surveys ask “Are you religious?” The majority of the 1000 respondents said no. You can look over the stats here, and see the breakdown of how many men and women answered, how old … Read More

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