I AM ASSAULT. I cause a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact. What does this mean about my personality? It means that I'm all style, no substance.Which intentional tort are you? … [Read more...]


A Marine blinded in combat: "I have seen everything I need to see. I saw my son being born, I saw my Drill Instructor smile at me when he said congratulations Marine. I saw a lot of sunsets in places that they talk about in the Bible. I saw a lot of my friends go home from over there, I saw a lot that didn't. I saw the Iwo monument in Washington. I saw how proud my dad was when I graduated boot camp. I'm satisfied with that." (more) Via Cacciaguida. … [Read more...]


I watch a blog-- A chihuahua...The Volokh Conspiracy: Immigrants' contributions to national security.Nat'l Catholic Register's best-of-2004 movies list. Some unexpected choices, lots of interesting stuff, and content advisories for those of us who would prefer not to view camels giving birth.Department of Take Me Home, I Don't Like It Here: "BRITISH Muslims are to boycott this week's commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz because they claim it is not racially inclusive and does not … [Read more...]


He keeps falling through the holes in his head, though he no longer knows which holes were made by Arab terrorists way back in 2001, and which ones were always there... --In the Shadow of No Towers … [Read more...]


Appreciation (overview of deceased/foreign director) --one of the columns in the 2005 Writer's Market listing for the magazine "Directed By" … [Read more...]


Baby, baby, baby, where did our blogwatch?Hi there. I'm back, but only just getting back to speed. ...It was somewhere in the 80s the day before I left California, whereas I got snow in my sandals as I hauled my luggage back to the apartment (Mom, if you're reading this, I do have other shoes, I just didn't bring them to CA), and I already miss The Rat. But when the plane dipped low enough so we could catch our first glimpse of the lights of DC, my immediate thought was, "Home sweet home." I'm … [Read more...]


Our hero is trapped reliving the traumas of Sept. 11, 2001... Unbeknownst to him, brigands suffering from war fever have since hijacked those tragic events...His memories swirl and events fade, but he still sees that glowing tower when he closes his eyes.Meanwhile, an anniversary came and went... Many happy returns! (Amazing how time flies while it stands still.) --Art Spiegelman, In the Shadow of No Towers … [Read more...]