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Date : June 2007

AP Headline Malfunction

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Published on: 2007.06.24

All over the internet today there was an AP story about some American soldiers killed in Iraq. I couldn’t read it. Not because of the horrors of war, or anything like that. But because in every instance, the article misused the word “troops.” I hate to nitpick, but an organization like the AP should take[…]

Fatso Promotes Sicko

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Published on: 2007.06.23

Slovenly and disheveled, Michael Moore is again on the warpath, once again personifying much that’s wrong with America today. This time, he’s attacking America’s health-care system, which is admittedly in dire need of rejuvenation. Naturally, being the way he is, Moore’s new “documentary” reportedly shows only one side of the issue (remember the lawsuits after[…]

Don’t Sign Up

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Published on: 2007.06.20

Yes, I should have known better. I should have known not to sign up for the Science Fiction Book Club (www.sfbc.com). It’s like all the other merchandise “clubs,” in that you get a pretty good deal to start off, and then you have to buy a few books at the regular price to fulfill your[…]

Air Show Malfunction

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Published on: 2007.06.11

Today, my wife and I attended a huge military air show at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, which appeared to be well-organized, with quite a bit of aerobatic talent signed up. Various jet aircraft and prop jobs were piloted through several maneuvers as we waited for the Blue Angels to fly. At about[…]

Who Cares, Paris?

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Published on: 2007.06.08

Today, freakazoid Paris Hilton was ordered back to her jail cell, by a judge, after a sheriff had released her yesterday. Again, who cares? Why is this a headline in the New York Times? If there’s anything to be said about this, it’s: Thank God that Judge Michael T. Sauer had the guts to keep[…]

Hilton’s Release Is No Surprise

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Published on: 2007.06.08

Everyone’s heard it by now: Paris Hilton was released from jail today, after serving only five days of a 45-day sentence for violating probation. What surprised me about this was that it keeps making the front pages of news websites around the world — sites like the BBC, USA Today, CNN, and so on. How[…]

Million Dollar Baby (2005)

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Published on: 2007.06.06

—————-IMDb: Million Dollar BabyWikipedia: Million Dollar BabyRating: PG-13(violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language)Length: 132 minutes (2:12)Director: Clint EastwoodGenre: drama / sportsMy Rating: 8 (of 10)Family-friendly: Probably not.—————- First of all, I can see why Million Dollar Baby won four Academy Awards. Usually, I can’t understand the Academy’s thinking, but this time they got[…]

Knocked Up (2007)

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Published on: 2007.06.03

—————-IMDb: Knocked UpWikipedia: Knocked UpRating: R(Sexual content, drug use, and language)Length: 129 minutes (2:09)Director: Judd ApatowGenre: Comedy / Drama / RomanceMy Rating: 9 (of 10)Family-friendly: Definitely not.—————- Since I’ve seen an average of about one movie per day for the last 12 years or so, you’d think I wouldn’t be shocked by a movie. But[…]

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