Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm art...

Well, that's assuming this is art, I suppose.

(Now the philosopher in me is demanding that I point out that, even if it is art, I'm not art... I'm in art or something.)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

George Will on the Closing of Antioch College:
During the campus convulsions of the late 1960s, when rebellion against any authority was considered obedience to every virtue, the film "To Die in Madrid," a documentary about the Spanish Civil War, was shown at a small liberal arts college famous for, and vain about, its dedication to all things progressive. When the film's narrator intoned, "The rebels advanced on Madrid," the students, who adored rebels and were innocent of information, cheered. Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, had been so busy turning undergraduates into vessels of liberalism and apostles of social improvement that it had not found time for the tiresome task of teaching them tedious facts, such as that the rebels in Spain were Franco's fascists.
Or perhaps Andrew Cusack had time-traveled with some friends and was sitting in the audience.

There was (is?) a branch of Antioch in my hometown... Until this round of articles about the closing came out I never understood how they could pack a whole university into an office building.

Hat tip to the Cranky Professor.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

News From Russia
An interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Meanwhile, Russian news agency Interfax reports:

"Meeting between Pope Benedict and Patriarch Alexy becoming more likely - Vatican official"

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Company Rents Pets to Animal Lovers
I don't remember who I talked about it with, but I thought of such a thing myself a few months back.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - ...a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time.

Marlena Cervantes, founder of FlexPetz, bristles when people refer to her five-month-old business as a rent-a-pet service. She prefers the term "shared pet ownership," explaining the concept is more akin to a vacation time share ... than a trip to the video store.

FlexPetz is currently available in Los Angeles and San Diego... She plans to open new locations in ... New York in September...