Saturday, November 1, 2008

Judgement, Experience, Both, Neither

Have you ever wondered how we get stuck with the candidates that we're asked to vote for? Actually, this year's crop (with maybe one major exception) turned out to be pretty good.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Voldemort for President 2008

Voldemort for President. Finally, a candidate that says exactly what he means!

(But how do we know that McCain isn't really Voldemort??)
Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Professor Badass: My Hero

I wonder if this is how students saw me when I walked around campus?

Unfortunately, my wife reminds me that she once overheard two of my students (circa 1999) that were sitting in the hallway after class talking about me. Apparently they thought I wore my khakis tight -- I admit it, I did -- and that could only mean that I had to be gay.

Sorry fellas. I might read poetry, but gay I have never been :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rick n' Roll, Baby -- "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Literal Music Video version)

Okay, so I guess I like Rick Roll. So what?

Anyway, can you really watch this "literal lyrics" version just once? Thought not!

President Palin??

Here's a funny, funny interactive Palin link.

Just imagine what it would be like to have her as our President.

Warning: Don't click on the Red Phone!!!

Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

Can you believe that some people are already talking about a Palin 2012 presidential run? Can you imagine that? I can. It would be glorious. :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

World Clock -- Births, Deaths, and Other Interesting Facts Updated Every Second

Here's a pretty interesting data clock that I think you'll find worth a look:

In 2008, over 48 million people have died so far. Wanna know how? Click the link.

Over 111 million people have been born (vs. 38 million abortions).


Prefer your information by the day? At the moment:

252,000 people have been born today
108,000 people have died today
86,000 abortions
1,700 divorces (U.S. only)
200 more people have entered the prison system
51 species have ceased to exist

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just Do It and Other Sexual Cliches

Doug Brown's Just Do It should be better than Charla Muller's 365 Nights.

After all, Brown writes for a living, and the book does a lot of the things I was hoping Muller's would do. For example, Brown actually does describe the sexual encounters with his wife.

But the descriptions grow pretty monotonous.

Brown does include specifics on things they "try" to enhance the experience: toys, lubes, locations, positions.

Brown also includes a lot more dialogue, and on the surface, that should be a good thing. It should be good to hear what his wife is thinking along the journey... unfortunately, it's impossible to know who is "speaking." Doug and his wife sound exactly the same in the dialogue portions, and Doug doesn't really go into his own "deep thoughts" (probably because he knows his wife will be reading the book??).


After a while, I just wondered why I should care, and perhaps that's the main problem I had with both Just Do It and 365 Nights.

Hell, both authors even admitted that the "sex marathon" was getting boring to them after a few weeks, and perhaps that boredom carried over into the writing(?).

Perhaps the two books were simply too contrived for my tastes. I like to read memoirs because I like to see how people handle real situations. Describing sexual encounters with a spouse certain counts as "real," but something about the forced aspect of having sex with someone, even a spouse, seems wrong to me.

So Doug and Charla, if you're reading my reviews, sorry. Both books left me rather limp and unsatisfied.