WELCOME, WEIRDOS! Your irregularly-scheduled list of search requests that brought people to my lovely little corner of the Web.does weed smell like cheerios Egalitarians of Nevada Plato hates the idea of cloning why INCOMPATIBILITY IN ELIXIR grinch's biological problem latex too long title what to look for in a man morals galore Hey you checking your referrals Isn't it a little creepy to be addressed directly Tobey Maguire voice gets on my nerves tobey mmm Given e and k h is true if and only … [Read more...]


OPINIONDUEL: A National Review/New Republic debate site. Pretty cool.Via Oxblog. … [Read more...]


STOPP: STOPPING PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Profile in Newsweek--how small pro-life groups can score victories. … [Read more...]


Do the blogwatch! Out in the parking lot, Do the blogwatch, Yeah you stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp...Dave Tepper: His report on our abstract-art conversation. (I don't understand how his permalinks work, so you'll have to scroll down to "Scenes from a Thai Restaurant.") More on this soonish.Grotesque Anatomy: Silver Age hilarity. "Before I hit the water, I'll dance the cha-cha-cha -- wave my cape like a flag -- then finish the dive while saluting with one paw!""It's silly, but I actually … [Read more...]


"Most of what are usually thought of as the legal benefits of marriage are really gifts with strings attached. Or maybe strings with gifts attached." --Jonathan Rauch, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for AmericaI'm going to refrain (mostly) from arguing with this book until I've finished it, so I figured I'd quote you a true and nicely-put bit instead of one of the more problematic bits. I will note that if Rauch doesn't start talking about sex soon, instead … [Read more...]


LAW AND WHAT I'VE BEEN THINKING: So I maybe get a bit aggressive on the subject of nonrepresentational art. Tepper provided by far the most interesting explanation of its appeal that I've heard so far. I will share with you all and see a) what you think of it and b) whether you agree with me that this seems like a very legal approach to art. (That's neither an insult nor a compliment.)I have found it hard to see the point of very abstract art. You know: what I called, talking to Tepper, "the … [Read more...]


OUTSIDE OVER THERE: Today was as social for me as all of last week put together.... Ran into Shamed on the way to the coffeeshop; got a letter from Ratty; then ran into Tepper at Jonathan Rauch's book talk and had a wonderful conversation of which slightly more presently.Also, taxes are done. TurboTax: Because numbers frighten me. Apparently the government does not want people to be entrepreneurs. This year I filed no W2s, only 1099s, and let me tell you, I can't believe that horrible thing … [Read more...]