23 November 2005

But you knew that…

That Bill O’Reilly is a hypocrite’s hypocrite.

From Inside Higher Ed

On Monday, as part of his Fox News “O’Reilly Factor” show, O’Reilly aired video of a 750-person party at Brown University that ended with around 20 students being taken to the hospital. O’Reilly lambasted the shindig, calling the Brown administrators a bunch of “liberal pinheads” for allowing such behavior on campus.

O’Reilly called the “Sex Power God” party, an annual event sponsored by Brown’s Queer Alliance, a sign of the times on liberal campuses. Colleges “don’t care what these kids do,” he said on his radio show the day after the video aired on his television show. “You wanna’ have sex with 18 people? Go ahead.”

I refer the ladies and gentlemen of the court to The Smoking Gun:

81. During the course of Defendant O’Reilly’s sexual rant, it became clear that he was using a vibrator upon himself, and that he ejaculated. Plaintiff was repulsed.

This is hardly a man to lecture any of us about sexual ethics. Or anything else, for that matter.

Frankly, I would rather have the Brown LGBT group watching my goddaughter than Bill. Bill O’Reilly impresses me as the sort of guy who would eat children, if “liberals” (anyone to the left of Attila the Hun) declared that eating babies was reprehensible and must stop.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 23 November 2005 at 9:13 am by Nate
15 November 2005

Amen, amen.

“Five email tics I’d love for you to lose” from 43 Folders

I’d like to add one to the list. Complaining about receiving “non-germane” message over a list that clogs up one’s e-mail box, but sending it to the whole list, thereby creating the very traffic one is whining about.

Use a *$%*@!^ filter.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 15 November 2005 at 9:40 am by Nate
2 November 2005

Comment spam

I’m getting lots of comment spam today, so I’ve turned off comments for a while.  I’ll try them again in a couple of days.

EDIT (12.19 AM, 3 November): Comments are back on.  Hopefully the
changes I have made will keep the spammers at bay for a little while.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 2 November 2005 at 1:04 pm by Nate
15 June 2005

Be careful what you post

You may end up like this poor lad….

Posted in OnTheWeb on 15 June 2005 at 12:49 am by Nate
26 May 2005

“I, Claudius” for a Sith Lord

Extraordinarily imaginative memoirs of Darth Vader.  Better written than Lucas, even if the idea isn’t original.

But with copyright law the way it is these days, someone will get the
lawyers fired up and have this shut down by the weekend.  So read
it while you can….

Posted in OnTheWeb on 26 May 2005 at 12:38 pm by Nate


A list of blogging celebrities, sorted into A, B, and C lists.

I only know the actual celebrities on the A list.  All the
bloggers I read are B and C.  Esoteric, academic reading
preferences leads to esoteric, academic, and political blog reading

Posted in OnTheWeb on 26 May 2005 at 12:27 pm by Nate
23 April 2005

I speak American English, apparently

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?
Posted in OnTheWeb on 23 April 2005 at 1:08 pm by Nate
16 April 2005

Coffee lovers!

The World Barista Champion will soon be crowned.  We should all go.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 16 April 2005 at 9:43 am by Nate
14 March 2005

Riding on others’ fame

That is, I am blatantly riding on the fame of people I know….

A colleague from my cohort at Berkeley left our program a couple of
years back, and became a writer at the Paper of Record.  She
co-wrote yesterday’s article about the Bush Administration’s creation
of prepackaged news items that many TV news outlets have wittingly and
unwittingly aired with virtually no changes (raising the question of
whether this is propaganda or not)
.  Check it out — it’s a great article.

And another Berkeley colleague, who also went to my church there, married someone the other day, and the announcement showed up in the Paper of Record.  Fortunately for them, it did not make an appearance at “Veiled Conceit,” the blog that mocks (to put it gently) the Weddings page.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 14 March 2005 at 9:08 am by Nate
24 February 2005

Suit lust

The blog of Thomas Mahon, a Savile Row tailor, who tells us all about handmade suits.

One of the few material desires (pun acknowledged) that makes me wish I were in a higher-paying career bracket….

Posted in OnTheWeb on 24 February 2005 at 9:37 am by Nate