Published on September 30 2007

"How 'bout dem Packers?" P.S. It was really really nice to see the crowd in the Metrodome, the fans of the hated Viqueens, applaud Favre when he completed the pass. Some things are more important than the rivalry, even if I do have a couple of friends who won't talk to me for a week after their team's loss today! PackersNews.com - Favre sets NFL TD pass record at 421
MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is No. 1 — with a bullet. Favre broke Dan Marino’s record for career touchdown passes today, zipping No. 421 to Greg Jennings in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings. He hit Jennings on a 16-yard slant for the score with 4 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter. The Metrodome crowd gave Favre a long, gracious round of applause. Marino congratulated Favre in a taped message shown on the scoreboard.

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Published on September 28 2007

Name every band in this video. The clock is ticking. GO.

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Published on September 28 2007

International Humanitarian Law wasn't too bad-- even though as of right now I have no clue how I did. The entire grade was more or less based on the essay-- and we all know what I think about essay writing. [grumble, grumble, never looks good enough to me] I have another day to obsess over re-writes and citations, but it's 99% written now. I hate it. So. Next up, beginning Monday. *This* looks like it's going to be a fun course!! (Why is it that I say that on the first day, and I'm tearing my hair out by the last week?)
MH304 American Foreign Policy 3 Semester Hours An examination of the historical context of American Foreign Policy from the entry of the United States onto the world scene at the turn of the 20th Century. The foundations of American attitudes to foreign engagement and the US role in the world is traced from Washington’s Farewell Address, to the Monroe Doctrine, and to the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny.

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Published on September 27 2007

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Published on September 25 2007

The Webutante has come up with two new words we need to learn. They're great. [giggles]

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Published on September 25 2007

I wandered in to the living room the other day, only to catch the tail end of the nightly news, which was a clip called the "person of the week". I missed the whole thing, only hearing enough to know that the "person" was a college professor delivering a speech of some sort. It wasn't until a couple of days later, when I read the article below, that I realized what I had missed. This story is incredible. It's sad, but results in one of the most hilariously funny speeches about childhood dreams and a life very well lived that I've ever heard. First, go read the article, but then..... make yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, clear a 1 3/4 hours block of time, and go to this link. It's worth the watch. Trust me. He'll tell you why the walls are there. A Beloved Professor Delivers The Lecture of a Lifetime
Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor, was about to give a lecture Tuesday afternoon, but before he said a word, he received a standing ovation from 400 students and colleagues. He motioned to them to sit down. "Make me earn it," he said. What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? This is a common title for talks on college campuses today. Schools such as Stanford and the University of Alabama have mounted "Last Lecture Series," in which top professors are asked to think deeply about what matters to them and to give hypothetical final talks. It can be an intriguing hour, watching healthy professors consider their demise and ruminate over subjects dear to them. At the University of Northern Iowa, instructor Penny OConnor recently titled her lecture "Get Over Yourself." At Cornell, Ellis Hanson, who teaches a course titled "Desire," spoke about sex and technology. At Carnegie Mellon, however, Dr. Pausch's speech was more than just an academic exercise.

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Published on September 25 2007

Didja ever wonder what GI Joe does all day while the kids are away at school?

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Published on September 25 2007

Somehow, I managed to get the WP install upgraded on the first try. And no tears, hair-pulling or teeth-gnashing. I even managed to get my delicious links working again-- well, fingers crossed. They work now, but in five minutes that may change. Maybe I'm getting the hang of this. Or maybe  it was this morning's human sacrifice in the backyard.

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Published on September 23 2007

Mime legend Marcel Marceau dies at 84 - Yahoo! News
PARIS - Marcel Marceau, the master of mime who transformed silence into poetry with lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions that spoke to generations of young and old, has died. He was 84. Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau breathed new life into an art that dates to ancient Greece. He played out the human comedy through his alter-ego Bip without ever uttering a word. Offstage, he was famously chatty. "Never get a mime talking. He won't stop," he once said.

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Published on September 23 2007

MANTECAL, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez is driving across the plains of Venezuela, raving about a Hollywood film in which the enslaved hero rises up to challenge the emperor of Rome. "'Gladiator' — What a movie! I saw it three times," the president tells an Associated Press reporter traveling with him in a Toyota 4Runner, along with his daughter and a state governor. "It's confronting the empire, and confronting evil. ... And you end up relating to that gladiator." The parallel is unstated but clear. To Chavez, the United States is the empire, and he is the protagonist waging an epic struggle to bring justice to the oppressed of Venezuela and the world.
Oh yeah. I can see the resemblance immediately.
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Need I say more? Nah, let's just gaze at Russell for awhile, shall we?
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