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Monthly Archives: December 2009

We All Have It Coming, Kid

Ashton Mourns Brittany; Tweets Heartfelt Words. This was an actual internet headline this morning for a blurb on the death of 32 year-old actress Brittany Murphy. And they wonder why people get suicidal at this time of year. I should preface this with the prerequisite observation that there’s nothing much funny about a young woman’s […]

Kern River Colonial

I’ve been watching the Paul Giamatti John Adams mini series of late – a fine show if you can get past the emphasis on accurately portraying the barbaric medical practices of the time. Open-wound smallpox cures, bloodletting and anesthesia-free surgery quickly lose novelty in a post-dinner environment. It does help illustrate the collective colonial fortitude […]