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Genocide is Such a Harsh Word

Genocide is Such a Harsh Word
By September 14, 2006

Remember the good old days in Iraq? When the helicopter gunships ran on time, and the sweet smell of nerve agents filled the Halabja air? Sigh. What a time it was. NYT: “Why did he try to see Saddam Hussein?” … Read More

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Heard Around the Office: 6:22 p.m.

Heard Around the Office: 6:22 p.m.
By September 14, 2006

Do we have a toilet? – Izzy to boyfriend Andy. (Their can is currently in their kitchen. Fucking Williamsburg.)

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Jesus Was a Hipster

Jesus Was a Hipster
By September 14, 2006

Since the Jesus freaks of the ‘60s, Christianity has seen its share of churchly types who just want to be down. So this Salon article by Lauren Sandler (NB: you might have to sit through an ad) about a fundamentalist … Read More

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ChomskyBot, Thomas Friedman Instacolumn

ChomskyBot, Thomas Friedman Instacolumn
By September 12, 2006

Extending on Michael's previous post, anyone who hasn't tried the ChomskyBot, do it now. Every time you hit "next paragraph", the ChomskyBot makes up a unique Chomskyism, just for you! Chomsky never said any of these things…at least not yet. … Read More

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Super Dave

Super Dave
By September 11, 2006

Proud and few are those whom the great Robert Conquest cites approvingly — and cites approvingly on Soviet historiography. I recently had the honor of meeting the grand old man, whose classic book The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the … Read More

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011-873-682-505-331

011-873-682-505-331
By September 11, 2006

It's Osama's most recent satellite phone number, according to Declan Walsh in The Guardian. How much does it cost to call a satellite phone? Somebody dial that up and see if you get lucky!

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Council on American-Islamic Relations finds Nirvana, Purchases Reiki Crystals!

Council on American-Islamic Relations finds Nirvana, Purchases Reiki Crystals!
By September 8, 2006

The Council on American-Islamic Relations's new website is priceless! The background: CAIR took a lot of heat when founder Omar Ahmad was reported as saying that "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become … Read More

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Abe Foxman Thundering Ethnocentrism Award: Ariel Beery

Abe Foxman Thundering Ethnocentrism Award: Ariel Beery
By September 8, 2006

Here's a little moral experiment for a slow Friday afternoon: Say you're walking down Bleeker St. and you happen upon a black homeless man lying prostrate in front of you. A few yards down, you notice a kippa'd white homeless … Read More

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