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NY Giants make it into the post-season

December 31, 2006

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Kudos to Tiki Barber for taking his ailing team on his back and carrying them into the post-season. His performance last night was inspiring. Kudos to the Jets too for performing better than most expected this season and also getting a wild card ticket to the post-season.

resolutions meme (thanks to )

December 31, 2006

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In 2007, davidfcooper resolves to… Keep my israel clean.Be nicer to bodymassager.Connect with my inner marriage.Go to jazz every Sunday.Tell my family about jokes.Apply for a new humor. Get your own New Year’s Resolutions:

Thought for food: ethical and environmentally sustainable kashrut

December 29, 2006

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(x-posted in ) Several articles in JTA explore changing the definition of Kashrut to require that the workers who help bring the food to market are treated fairly and that the food be grown in an environmentally resonsible manner. These include a proposed conservative hechsher that would require that food workers be fairly treated and […]

Ford funeral a work day for NY public employees

December 29, 2006

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When president Nixon died Shoshana had to work, but when Reagan died she got the day off. Now despite the death of president Ford she will have to work on Tuesday. When Reagan died the republicans controlled congress; fortunately that ends next week, and here in NY our new governor is a democrat. Also, many […]

Daniel update

December 29, 2006

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My mom reports that my brother Daniel met his oncologist yesterday who said that he could not recommend a course of treatment without further tests (bone marrow and more blood work). Daniel is now fearing the worst–he figures it must not be localized if further tests are required, but it is quite possible that the […]

pablo picasso quote

December 28, 2006

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Now that I’m 52 I realize It takes a very long time to become young. Or as Bob Dylan put it: I was so much older then/I’m younger than that now.

philosphy quiz (thanks to )

December 28, 2006

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You scored as Hedonism. Your life is guided by the principles of Hedonism: You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you try to enjoy life’s pleasures as much as you can. “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!” More info at Arocoun’s Wikipedia User Page… Hedonism 75% Kantianism […]

Who knew?: Top 10 overlooked foreign policy stories

December 28, 2006

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From Foreign Policy, The Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2006. Congress giving the president the power to deploy troops domestically for law enforcement poses a potential threat to democracy, and India’s role in nuclear proliferation warrants greater attention.

Is there a gender gap in humor?

December 28, 2006

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In his latest Vanity Fair article, Why Women Aren’t Funny, Christopher Hitchens argues that one of the main purposes of humor is seducing women, which is why, he claims, men are better at it, and those women who are funny tend to be either overweight, lesbians, or Jewish (lesbians have the same motive as straight […]

movie quote meme (thanks to )

December 26, 2006

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You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a davidfcooper. Which movie was this quote from? Get your own quotes: