Monthly Archives: February 2004


This is my 310th post and it comes on the 1-year anniversary of this blog. In celebration, I’m adding some links. Tom gets a link because he posts semi-regularly and I like him. Plus, I’m tired of getting to his … Continue reading

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Reductionism in The Economist

Kiefer linked an article from The Economist that got my goat. Here’s their thesis (as I read it): “The case for allowing gays to marry begins with equality, pure and simple. Why should one set of loving, consenting adults be … Continue reading

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Links from Barlow

I visited Barlow Farms for the first time in a while and enjoyed reading his review of The Passion of the Christ. I cracked a smile at his jab at the movie’s critics. [Note to those who are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Cement Mixers

Anyone ever had one of these? Take equal parts Bailey’s Irish Creme and lemon or lime juice, put them both in your mouth at the same time, then shake your head vigorously. I’m not sure what the compound that forms … Continue reading

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These Internet Quiz Thingies Are Never Wrong, But. . .

. . .This just doesn’t quite fit me. Link courtesy of Todd You’re Compassion Fatigue! by Susan Moeller You used to care, but now it’s just getting too difficult. You cared about the plight of people in lands near and … Continue reading

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NPR Commentary — Help!

I heard the very tail end of a commentary on ME this morning about some new movie that Mel Gibson has coming out today. It ended with a line something like this: “There is already a lot of violence in … Continue reading

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More Food Stuff

RFID (Radio Frequency ID) is coming, pushed by mainly by Wal-Mart. The basic idea is to replace the bar code (which must be scanned) with a chip that can be tracked around the world. From my perspective (working in a … Continue reading

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Fruit Police

I work in the food industry, so occasionally I read food industry news. One of the sites that I frequent is The editor there has a blog that highlights a lot of “lighter-side” food industry news, like this commentary … Continue reading

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Blah blah blah

I get so tired of hearing political ads (typically from, but not limited to, Democrats) spewing about how Washington is controlled by special interest groups and that if you vote for [insert yahoo here] he/she won’t be controlled by the … Continue reading

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Bush’s Best Buddy

I was beginning to worry that Kerry might have a chance to defeat Bush. Not that I am particularly wanting Bush to stay in the White House, but, you know, he’s better than Kerry (I think). At any rate, no … Continue reading

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