Puppy Poo Girl

So which is more sacred? The right to have your dog crap where it pleases? Or the right to privacy? You be the judge. –Puppy Poo Girl (Japundit) I think we’ve all fantasized about somehow “getting back” at people who are rude or inconsiderate in public. Did the young woman in question lose her right to privacy because her dog had an accident on the subway, and because she didn’t clean…

The Information Machine

–The Information Machine (YouTube) A fascinating vintage piece of rhetoric. It skips a bit in the opening, but settles down quickly. The images of room-sized computers and stacks of punch cards made me swoon. The narrator’s patient voice and the final image — of a rose fading into a heart — show an concerted effort to make computer technology into a continuation of the human effort to make functional and beautiful…

Roots of human family tree are shallow

“Had you entered any village on Earth in around 3,000 B.C., the first person you would have met would probably be your ancestor,” Hein marveled. It also means that all of us have ancestors of every color and creed. Every Palestinian suicide bomber has Jews in his past. Every Sunni Muslim in Iraq is descended from at least one Shiite. And every Klansman’s family has African roots. How can this…

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College Etiquette (from a college student's perspective)

Nowadays, when I sit down to read a book it is so hard to like it. I have forced myself to stare at a page for as long as it takes before I could grasp what I was reading. My attention span for slow paced readings and a teacher standing at the front of the room lecturing is lessening by the minute and I am determined to get it back.…