Scripta Est Fabula, Plaudite

As someone who *also* translated Ceaser’s Battle for Gaul1 in high school2 I’m rather smitten with Maureen Dowd’s Lipstick-on-a-Pig-Latin send-up — The Battle of Gall — in Saturday’s NYTimes. A sampler: Cum Quirites Americani ad...

On a Personal Note

Today marks my 21st day without a cigarette. That’s some 525 cigarettes I haven’t smoked in the last three weeks, and — if the online gizmo I’ve found is correct — that’s nearly four days added back to my lifeline, provided I...

We Will Party No More, Forever

You’ve surely heard the story by now: freshly flush with billions of taxpayer dollars1 AIG big shots treated themselves to a little executive-class R & R — a soiree, I presume, to take their minds off their troubles — and ran up a tab of more...

It’s All Over But the Voting

If you watched the “town-hall” version of the presidential debates last night, you saw the next President of the United States, and a tired old man trying gamely to keep up with him. While there was nothing especially new introduced into the contest...

Heckling Goes High Tech

Confronted by a candidate who refuses questions from voters and the media alike, Democrats take their queries to new heights with a high-tech heckling system [via Gizmodo] — At a Sarah Palin rally in LA on Saturday, the California Democratic party rented a...

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