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31 July, 2004

Listen To Some Live Music

Jack Williams is performing live on Whole Wheat Radio. Right now. Listen.

Posted on 31 July, 2004

The Pope And Feminism

New story: Pope: feminism weakens family and promotes homosexuality.

The half-century battle for gender equality has led to the promotion of homosexuality and undermined the basic nature of the family.

A damning critique of modern feminism from the Vatican yesterday was published with the blessing of Pope John Paul II. The 37-page document, On The Collaboration Of Men And Women In The Church And In The World, accuses the feminist revolution of "antagonism" and of creating a spirit of competition between men and women.

I like this quote from Erin Pizzey:

"But I don't think the Catholic Church - whose own priests and bishops cannot marry - is in a position to make such statements. It is one of the most emotionally illiterate organisations I know, and they need to put their own house in order first."

Yeah, and maybe they should stop molesting children while they're at it.

Posted on 31 July, 2004

Congrats, Alex

Alex Boese, the man behind The Museum of Hoaxes, was featured in an article in the New York Times (fake name registration required). They even published a photo of Alex posing next to a legendary jackalope.

That should be good for at least a half million hits to his site.

Posted on 31 July, 2004

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Posted on 31 July, 2004

Dining Etiquette

From Ball State University: Dining Etiquette. I found the section on Napkin Use very informative. Now, I finally know how to determine when a meal officially begins.

The meal begins when the host unfolds his or her napkin. This is your signal to do the same. Place your napkin on your lap, completely unfolded if it is a small luncheon napkin or in half, lengthwise, if it is a large dinner napkin. Typically, you want to put your napkin on your lap soon after sitting down at the table (but follow your host's lead). The napkin remains on your lap throughout the entire meal and should be used to gently blot your mouth when needed.

And for those who are complete slobs, here's a good introduction to Basic Table Manners. For example, what if you get sick?

You should not leave the table during the meal except in an emergency. If you must go to the bathroom or if you suddenly become sick, simply excuse yourself. Later you can apologize to the host by saying that you didn't feel well.

And this is good to know:

Never spit a piece of bad food or tough gristle into your napkin. Remove the food from your mouth using the same utensil it went in with. Place the piece of food on the edge of your plate. If possible, cover it with some other food from your plate.

I always carry a large piece of lettuce in my pocket. It's great for hiding food that I remove from my mouth

(via Information Junk)

Posted on 31 July, 2004

Peter Noone And Herman's Hermits

You don't hear much about Peter Noone or Herman's Hermits these days, but here is an interview with Peter Noone.

Q. Did you ever go out with Mrs. Brown's daughter???

A: Peter Noone - yes and her real name was mrs silverberg, but nothing rhymed with silverberg

Peter Noone left Herman's Hermits in 1971, but the group lives on. Here's what they look like today (from their official Web site).

Posted on 31 July, 2004

Security For Bill

From CNET: Homeland Security works door at Gates' party.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a "temporary security zone" earlier this month around Gates' Lake Washington home, saying in a notice published in the Federal Register that the move was necessary to prevent "terrorism, sabotage or other subversive acts."

The reason? A private party at the Gates' residence.

Gates had invited over members of the National Governors Association, who were in Seattle for their annual conference. Microsoft also wrote a check for $150,000 to be an "emerald" sponsor of the NGA meeting, which about 30 governors attended.

Posted on 31 July, 2004

Pencil Hats

Head-turning pencil hats -- created by Faber-Castell and top milliner Cozmo Jenks.


Posted on 31 July, 2004

Recycled Links, Part 38

These links were posted on the J-Walk Blog about a year ago. Good stuff that you may have overlooked.

Posted on 31 July, 2004