Archives April 2005

Shaving cream / Be nice and clean / Shave every day and you’ll always look keen

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Is there some technical lit-crit name for poetry that uses its rhyme scheme to allude to taboo words without actually including them?

The case for a chaotic party

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

A lot of Democrats have envied the united PR campaigns that Republicans have been able to maintain, with the same talking points faithfully repeated across blogs, talk radio, TV pundit shows, and newspaper columns. Mark Schmitt reminds us that such unity has its price, and the Republicans might be paying the price right now.

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It would put a dent in the single-malt-Scotch budget

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Alpha-Geek came across the following decision-making technique, quoted from Herodotus:

If an important decision is to be made [the Persians] discuss the question when they are drunk and the following day the master of the house…submits their decision for reconsideration when they are sober. If they still approve it, it is adopted; if not, it ...

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The season of our cholesterol

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Conversation at Ta`am China…

Jen: “I wonder what the most active business day for kosher restaurants is.”

Me: “Probably erev Pesach, since they have a captive market. So to speak.”

I am the ghost of tax forms yet to come

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Instructions for the 2004 form 1040 (i.e., the one due today):

Line 23: Educator Expenses If you were an eligible educator in 2004, you can deduct up to $250 of qualified expenses you paid in 2004….

Qualified expenses include ordinary and necessary expenses paid in connection with books, supplies, equipment … and other materials used ...

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