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Stupid NRO piece John Samples has a silly article in today’s NRO, recounting an apocryphal conversation with a kids who sounds much like me. He does a terrible job coaxing him out of a Kerry vote. “YoungMan,” I begin, Mistake #1. Being called “young man” sends a warning through my…

Fark.com sucks I checked the site’s most recent thread on USA Today and, sure enough, they hate us. 2004-06-23 01:48:10 PM sos USA Today is a worthless newspaper anyway. I would never even pay 50 cents for a copy, let alone 75 cents. The only time I read it is…

Earspam I was pissed off yesterday when I spent an hour erasing spyware from my PC. This is far worse. For the millions of blind and visually impaired Internet users around the world, using text-to-speech software is often the only way to check e-mail. But as the spam problem gets…

Hitchens on “Fahrenheit” Christopher Hitchens’ expectedly terrific polemic on “Fahrenheit 9/11″ means a lot to me, because Michael Moore was responsible for instilling my pro-Iraq war opinions in the first pleace. People forget this (mostly because Moore has such a complex about “corporate media”) but Moore hosted two pretty great…

If you’re wondering about Al Sharpton’s ambitions Note that he’s let his “signature organization’s” website die off. If you haven’t picked up the new Atlantic (with reason – it’s been slipping lately), do so. Mark Bowden has a tremendous article about Sharpton’s fraudulent “presidential campaign” and how he makes his…

Graduation report My previous sentiments about commencement read bitter now, but I knew that would happen when I wrote them. I’m of two minds on the whole process. Only a few things are sure. 1.)I wish I’d wasted more time. In college I was obsessed with making the most of…

Alma mater You know that part in “Half Baked” when Guillermo Diaz quits his fast food job and uses the cashier’s mic to tell off the whole restaurant? “Fuck you, fuck you, fuck YOU, fuck you, you’re cool, fuck you, I’m out.” I’m reenacting that at Northwestern. I really detested…

Oh, the humility!

Dead and buried I pretty much agree with Tim Goodman’s take on the new season of Six Feet Under.

Chelsea, the Vampire Slayer Here’s Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Here’s Michelle Trachtenberg, best known as Dawn, the sister of Buffy (the Vampire Slayer). Here’s Chelsea Clinton. Discuss.