Monthly Archives: March 2006

The Clydesdale Of Dogs?

A comment on a Newfoundland dog forum that “the Newf is the Clydesdale of dogs” got me looking at Ernestine’s white feet in a whole new way. Guess I’d better not waste any more time in starting her on cart … Continue reading

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In Church, Nino? You Gavone!

“I want to change the tone of Washington to one of civility and respect.” -George W. Bush, August 3, 2000 Photographer: Herald got it right Boston Herald, March 30, 2006: Amid a growing national controversy about the gesture U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Definitely Setting

First they disband the Black Watch, now this: Singer Tom Jones is knightedAssociated Press, Wednesday, March 29, 2006 LONDON — Welsh singer Tom Jones is getting used to meeting Queen Elizabeth II – but Wednesday was something special as she … Continue reading

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So You’ve Got These Five Drunks In An Elevator

God, where did I get my daily weirdness fix before the Internet? I still can’t quite figure out what happened here:Jumping suspected in elevator accident Seattle Times, March 29, 2006: A Bellevue police report on a fatal elevator accident says … Continue reading

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Busted! Putz Putin Plagiarist

Will he have to go on Oprah and apologize? Researchers peg Putin as a plagiarist over thesis Washington Times, March 25, 2006: Vladimir Putin — KGB spy, politician, Russian Federation president, 2006 host of the Group of Eight international summit … Continue reading

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Speaking Of The Trojan War

I’ve been there. Troy, I mean. Or at least, the mound of Hissarlik, generally believed to be the site of Troy. For all I know, Hector stood in the same spot where I did, scanning out across the plain of … Continue reading

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Found: Ajax’s House?

This is way cool: Palace discovery backs up Homer The Australian, March 29, 2006: ARCHEOLOGISTS claim to have unearthed the remains of the 3500-year-old palace of Ajax, the warrior-king who according to Homer’s Iliad was one of the most revered … Continue reading

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I WANT My Own War, And I’m Going To HAVE My Own War

Kinda puts things in perspective: Bush Was Set on Path to War, British Memo Says New York Times, March 27, 2006: In the weeks before the United States-led invasion of Iraq, as the United States and Britain pressed for a … Continue reading

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The Past Is A Foreign Country, Where They Are Really Racist And Horrible And Stuff

Jonathan Yardley wrote a wonderfully snarky review in the Washington Post this weekend of Our Town, a reflection by one Cynthia Carr on a 1930 lynching: In certain precincts occupied by certain members of the American intelligentsia, it has for … Continue reading

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Woke Up Today, It Was A Dog Hair Morning

Maybe a bit more so than usual, even: Eleanor-Who-Was-Katie spent the weekend with us while her humans were down in the Big Cities. What fun to have a house full of Newfies! What- you say we already have one of … Continue reading

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American Moment

This afternoon I saw a bald eagle flying over a Wal-Mart. Really. Seconds later, I nearly got run over by a woman who was driving and talking on her cell phone. America in the twenty-first century.

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No Couplers On LIRR Trains? Who Knew?

LIRR cars survive crash test Newsday, March 24, 2006: BY SAMUEL BRUCHEY PUEBLO, Colo. — On a frozen Colorado desert, two old Long Island Rail Road cars paid the ultimate price for safety yesterday. Just after 1 p.m. Eastern time, … Continue reading

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