February 18, 2002

PSSST… WANNA BUY AN ORGAN?: Charles Murtaugh has some very good stuff on organ-selling and why we should welcome it. I’d add that I think some of the resistance to organ sales is based on one mistaken belief and one real danger. The mistaken belief is that we’re discussing selling your organs while you live–like donating blood for cash, a la Midnight Cowboy. Poor people would line up to trade a kidney for the rent. I’m sure there are many… Read more

February 18, 2002

“The work of the police, like that of women, is never over.” –voice-over narration, “He Walked By Night” Read more

February 14, 2002

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER VS. SCALIA: For those following the death-penalty story. Read more

February 14, 2002

THE FUTURE IS OURS, COMRADE?: A list of the “50 Fantasy and Science Fiction Works that Socialists Should Read.” I can’t remember which blog I found this on, sorry… Ayn Rand is on there (to “know your enemy”), as is Wilde. I’d dispute Wilde’s inclusion, since he gets on the list for The Happy Prince and other stories, which are much more Christian than anything else; their worldview is very different, I think, from that of “The Soul of Man… Read more

February 14, 2002

RETURN TO THE VALLEY OF THE PORN WARS: Kathy Kinsley has some incongruously non-bellicose things to say about my Roth post. Her main point: “[Eve] says: ‘If sex were just another leisure activity, somewhere between horseback riding and scratching an itch, that book would be simply incomprehensible.’ I agree, but Natalije and I were not relegating it quite to that lack of importance — we have been comparing it to eating. I think one could write a similar book about… Read more

February 14, 2002

“I guess you don’t remember me, huh, Mae?” “I don’t remember a lot of things.” –Paul Douglas and Barbara Stanwyck, “Clash by Night” Read more

February 13, 2002

IT’S ASH WEDNESDAY, so the film noir quote will almost certainly be the only post today. (Besides this one, of course.) Back with lots of goodies tomorrow. Read more

February 13, 2002

“I guess you don’t remember me, huh, Mae?” “I don’t remember a lot of things.” –Paul Douglas and Barbara Stanwyck, “Clash by Night” Read more

February 12, 2002

SCREW U. Oh, Yale needs this like it needs a hole in the head… Really, I don’t know what to say to people who think we need to “weaken the taboo on sex.” Here’s a relevant YFP article: “The problem with the Yale sex drive is not that it is too strong, but that it is too weak.” Oh, and the Free Press blog has another great slogan: “Vast. Right. Winged.” Check ’em out. (Give ’em money!) Read more

February 12, 2002

“You can never depend on girls named Dolores.” –George Raft, “Nocturne” Read more

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