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The 72 Names of Qadafi, Gadafi, Gadhafi?

Czar or Tzar? Asked Woody Allen, or The 72 Names of God Gaddafi. The Kabbalah (Or Qabbala?) tells about the 72 names of God. From varios US-Canada-UK Press we infer there must be at least so many names for Col. … Continue reading

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Decline of an Empire

The recent reporters “discovery” of Amazon’s third-world human-labor practices in the civilized USA prompted a lot of disdain. The New York Times wrote about The Fraying of a Nation’s Decency, issuing the thesis that the US is at a low-point … Continue reading

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Cocaine (toothache drops)

This is why blogging is so much fun. While reading Umberto Eco‘s latest novel, The Prague Cemetery, I learn that cocaine drops where used in the late 1800’s to calm toothache and earlier as a tonic. In the book, there’s … Continue reading

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(anti)Pirates of the Caribbean

When my friend Marisol replied to my previous post on Almodóvar and his tontería about piracy and illegal downloads, she quoted a website with these words: “Online piracy isn’t about altruism, it’s about income. ” “It’s difficult enough to … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Skate

Over one month from my last post. Hmmm. It has been a hell of a month. I have been working day and night to put together a new Grant for the US Dept. of Education, which went out last Friday, … Continue reading

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