Monthly Archives: September 2003

Sound Hound After Illegal Downloads

The RIAA has begun training dozens of highly sensative "sound hounds" capable of distinguishing illegally downloaded MP3s from legitimate, higher-quality store-bought CDs. The specially bred Bassett Hounds receive over 200 hours of training at a secret location in Baton Rouge … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter if You’re Rich

Mr. Kozwalski, my high school math teacher, browses the racks at Goodwill.   Center for the Advancement of Health — By following nearly 1,000 subjects during a 70-year span, Scottish researchers have found that people with high IQs who reside … Continue reading

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100 Days of Dowbrigade

Tomorrow marks 100 Days of Dowbrigade.  Since my first posting on June 19th, a lot has changed. Perhaps most importantly, my whole view of myself as a teacher, person, writer and political being has udergone a Blog-inspired transformation. It is a … Continue reading

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Dowbrigade Beats Baltimore in the 10th

It has come to my attention that 70% of Americans believe that what they say, do and think in the privacy of their homes can affect the outcome of televised sporting events hundreds or thousands of miles away. While this … Continue reading

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The Bloom is Off the King

Literati Emeritus Harold Bloom lambasts Frighter-writer Stephen King and American popular taste in literature in general in this L.A. Times editorial. Choice nuggets:I I began as a scholar of the romantic poets. In the 1950s and early 1960s, it was … Continue reading

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So Are You But What Am I

V. Out of the wild west it came….Dueling lawsuits….Showdown at the Courtroom Corral…A Lawyers Bonanza and a Comedy of Trials and Errors. Sharman Networks, the company behind the Kazaa file-sharing software, filed a federal lawsuit on Monday accusing the entertainment … Continue reading

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Will Nude Maplethorpe Photos Terminate Arnold?

It had to happen. Introducing pornography, homosexuality and community standards into the California recall election, Matt Drudge is hot on the trail of exlusive nude photos of Arnold Schwartnznegger by controversial photographer Robert Maplethorpe. As the final days of the historic … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lovers Fantasy

Children in Brazil thought Christmas had come early when a tanker truck overturned and lost its cargo of liquid chocolate. Youngsters – and some adults – feasted on the chocolate which covered three lanes of the Pinheiros highway in Sao … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

A federal appeals court ruled unanimously today that voting on whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis of California should proceed as scheduled on Oct. 7. The photo shows the older punch-card voting machines in use in L.A. and other heavily … Continue reading

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Cows Are Evil

Wipe that milk mustache from your upper lip and check out this disturbing bit of video from Atomic Age Dog. You may never feel the same about Elsie again. That is one Mad Cow….. from Atomic Age Dog

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Cat Infection Increases Traffic Accidents

Who knew? The Dowrigade has been feeling withdrawn, morose and dogmatic, while Norma Yvonne has been quite friendly and reckless. I thought it had to do with the post-season possibliites of the Red Sox and Yankees. Turns out our cats, Chiqui … Continue reading

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Double Jeopardy Deserved?

Prosecutorial pit bull John Ashcroft, obviously with time on his hands despite the war on terrorism, the fight for the Patriot Act, and the ongoing proceedings against current miscreants, has been delving into the archives to find underpenalized past cases … Continue reading

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