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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'words' Category

Solstice Charcoal and Druid Heights

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Of unintentional communities, eucalyptus, fog and Zen.

A Thought for the City Of Brisbane Marketing People

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Your use of the non-word “visioning” is off-putting to many people. Or, at least, me. And hire someone new to do your graphic design. Honestly, just looking at that hurts, on more than one level. Next time: a disussion on why traffic pylons are inappropriate vases for the sympathy bouquets that are placed before the [...]

“Like Attacking A Banana Split With a Quarterstaff”

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut used that analogy when describing the futility of giving a book, movie, or play a bad review. I wasn’t exactly expecting them to be gracious, but you gotta wonder why Fox News even bothered phoning in their hatchet job (oops, I mean “obituary”). So does CJR Daily.

Press Conference 4.3.07

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Ed Henry: The conservative newspaper columnist Robert Novak recently said that in fifty years of covering Washington he’s never seen a President more isolated than you are right now. What do you say to critics like Novak who say that you’re more isolated now than Nixon was during Watergate? [first rhetorical device implemented: make critics [...]

Sometimes The Jokes Just Govern Themselves

Friday, March 9th, 2007

The Administration has often been described as homophobic, but now we can point to its homophonia, as well.

Christopher Hitchens On Ann Coulter

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Fish in a barrel.

Lindsay Lohan Makes Less Sense Than Courtney Love

Friday, December 8th, 2006


Fox News Deconstructed: Handy Online Reference

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Keep this nearby. An object lesson.

Rhetorical Course Correction: “A Truly Orwellian Moment”

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I watched the first 15 minutes (all I could stomach) of the President’s news conference this morning and realized I could learn all I needed to know from this.

“Life!! Like….Things! n’ THINGS! Goin’ ON!”

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Britney Spears unfiltered. Direct link here.