Category Archives: Pop culture

Caught!

I took the following picture with my Palm Zire 72 this afternoon: I tried to position the shopping cart from the store in whose parking lot this car was parked in between the two bumper stickers, which read: “Wal-Mart is … Continue reading

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Kill My Darlings

I have not blogged much about the new Stavesacre album, How to Live with a Curse, but only because I haven’t blogged much recently period. It is — lyrically and musically — one of the band’s best. I’ll start with … Continue reading

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Just call me Draco

In Judith Warner’s op-ed piece in today’s New York Times (subscription required), she argues that the Child Custody Protection Act passed by the Senate this week will have unintended consequences up to and including horrible deaths of young teenage girls. … Continue reading

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How to Live with a Curse

Perfection begins where it hurts I’m healing in slashes and burns And that’s how you live with a curse –Stavesacre, “How to Live with a Curse”

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No way, no how, ain’t gonna happen

Did you hear the one about the guy who wants to destroy the Interweb? Here’s one article describing the situation, if by any chance you haven’t heard about what’s cooking. [I didn’t read this article before I wrote this post … Continue reading

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A bone for the masses

By popular request: Zookeeper web site with streaming audio. KVRX download site.

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C.S.A.

We took advantage of our move into a major metropolitan area to subscribe to a C.S.A. Last week was the first offering of the year: strawberries, kale, bok choy, red sail lettuce, Waldman’s green lettuce, and asparagus. Not only does … Continue reading

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Why I Shop at Wal-Mart

As a fan of the local food movement who uses cloth diapers, and shuns advertising at all costs, I’m probably not the type of person one would expect to defend Wal-Mart. But we do shop at Wal-Mart, and feel no … Continue reading

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Austin City Limits

[this post was written on Sunday April 30th] I actually did see a sign signifying the city limits. But the music festival from which this post’s title is derived is not this weekend. However, I did get to see Zookeeper … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen

I’m filing this under “pop culture” rather than “theology/religion” because — well, because “pop culture” fits Joel Osteen much better than “theology/religion” does. If I had any doubt about whether or not Joel Osteen and I could be buddies, the … Continue reading

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