Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Davidson Blog Update
I updated the list and urls of the Davidsoniana blogs on the left again. I should have added Cognitive Daily and Word Munger a long time ago. My bad. Dan Troy seems to have stopped blogging, but there's another wingnut on parade now. There's also another Indian graduate, Lulu, on the blogroll, which brings the total number of Indian Davidson alum bloggers to three, Roshan and I being the other two. Lulu, like Roshan and Nikki, is also someone I knew at Davidson. And if you care about this sort of thing, Desunt Cetera is probably the first openly gay Davidson blogger. I didn't add this Davidson class blog because the class has already ended.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Laptops Give Hope to the Homeless from Wired News
Las Vegas vagrant Kevin Barbieux runs a blog that's brought him a dose of digital stardom. He's been writing The Homeless Guy since 2002. 'It's the only real success I've had in my life,' he said.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

On Conservative Rock Songs
A lot of virtual link has been spilled on this already, but Charles Pierce's article has got to be read
This is how he can type, with a straight face, that “Wouldn't It Be Nice?” is pro-abstinence and pro-marriage, despite the fact that, at the time he wrote it, Brian Wilson was doing young ladies three at a time and Hoovering up Chinese heroin at an alarming pace, although it’s possible that Miller sees Wilson in this light as having blazed the trail through moral consistency that Newt (“Got a cold, dear? I want a divorce.”) Gingrich, Rush (“Why Wasn't I Born An East German Swimmer?”) Limbaugh, and Bill (“Where The Hell’s ‘Tumbling Dice’ On The List, Anyway?”) Bennett could later follow. It also enables him to listen to the Kinks and be completely deaf to Ray Davies’ sense of irony, which is roughly akin to listening to the “1812 Overture” and failing to hear the cannons.