Monthly Archives: January 2007

Fawlty Logic

So. The normally redoubtable Karen said of a math problem she and her daughter were working on: Here’s how my daughter and I would both respond to the following problem in her math book: Larry ordered 3/8 of a pizza. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Another horribly busy week. I’m glad that’s still something we’re not used to. The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died in Bahrain or at sea while serving in support of … Continue reading

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Call Me Sir, Dammit!

Okay, so that’s actually from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So frack me. You scored as Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo). You have spent your life trying to life up to and impress your Dad, shame he never seemed to notice. You … Continue reading

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Too Close to Home, Too Far from Home

A few people have mentioned that I haven’t posted much this week. One incredibly lovely reader even said she’d been watching to see what I’d say about the State of the Union address. [In La Casa Peterson we refer to … Continue reading

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Lobotomy Wins!

So Top Management and I started watching “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” a month or so ago, several episodes into the run. This weekend I noticed a “Studio 60” marathon was being run, so I DVR’d the episodes we’d … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq: Joseph D. Alomar, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; petty officer second class, Navy. Alomar died Wednesday in a noncombat-related incident at Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run detention center … Continue reading

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In Our Names

Maher Arar, as Left of the Dialians will recall, was the guy with dual citizenship, both Canadian and Syrian. We arrested him and hustled him out of the country secretly. Did we deport him to our close neighbor and dear … Continue reading

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