Archives November 2009

Dubious taxonomical choice of the day

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

My wife and I just got back from a romantic date at Brookline Booksmith, and I noticed that their staff has shelved Cecilia Tan’s anthology Women of the Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica, not under “Fantasy” or “Gay & Lesbian”, but under “Love & Relationships”.

I can’t quite figure that one out. I’m not quite ...

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Sit! Stay! Do your homework!

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

According to the New York Times, my indispensible source of yuppie trends, some parents have adapted the techniques of Cesar “The Dog Whisperer” Milan to train their own children to obey them.

Why is this news? People adapt training techniques from one species to another all the time. Of course it’s possible to take this ...

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All of this has been sung before and it all will be sung again

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

After I first heard the Philadelphia Chickens CD, I went around telling friends and acquaintances, “There’s this Sandra Boynton CD with a song called ‘Belly Button’, and it’s a round! Get it? Belly button? Round? Isn’t that great?”

More recently, we got a They Might Be Giants CD, Here Comes Science, which contains this ...

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We are of mediocre screenwriting. Always.

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

I have certain warm fuzzy feelings—in my reptilian hindbrain, you might say—for the original V miniseries, and I figured it would be a refreshing change to watch a new TV show when it is broadcast instead of waiting a few years for the DVDs to arrive. So I saw the first episode of the ...

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