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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Is it possible that I am not as smart as I think I am? 

I am currently struggling through (or rather, against) some fiendishly difficult problems in this book, which I like to call "the satanic bible":

Which has lead me to a quite dark self-doubt. If this is too much for me, then are my plans to get a PhD a bunch of nonsense?

Maybe I'll apply to law school after all.

-Miguel Sanchez  11:10 EST | |

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A New Christianity 

Methinks it was the summer of love when we began passing Bishop Spong around, between spouts of drag, professional drunkenness, six-foot bongs and death threats.

Anywhooo.... I didn't know about this until now.

(sorry about the registration part, but you can get one article free)

-Lucky  19:36 EST | |

Monday, August 28, 2006

iPod goes in trash 

Or on Craigslist, most likely. I don't know why I didn't know about this sooner. There are a ton of MP3 players out there (I just bought this one) that can be used with subscription music services, like Rhapsody. I pay $14.99/month and I can put any of over 2 million songs on my 4GB MP3 player.

-Daddy Brooklyn  21:56 EST | |

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Don't Marry a Career Woman? 

In my daily cursory glance at slate, I noticed this piece about an article in Forbes. One thing not mentioned (why would it be?) is a working paper I read in a seminar last semester that demonstrates pretty conclusively that women who work in male-dominated industries are much more likely to get divorced than their counterparts in female-dominated industries*. So it's not career women in general you need to avoid, just ones in male-dominated industries. (Since may of this blogs readers are lawyers/lawyers in training, in my opinion, marrying a lawyer is a good move. My informal sense of things is that law will be increasingly a gynocracy). Career women, don't cry off all your eye liner just yet. What we have here is a market failure.

I, for example, have long sought out a sugar momma to finance my interests in smoking weed, staring into space, and recreational space travel. In a stunning upset to feminism, career women seem be unequal to men in at least one particular way. Career men have long been content roping some bimbo to be a trophy wife.

Aren't you interested in equality anymore, women? I've been going to the gym. If you make me your trophy husband, I can guarantee you will be doin' more screwin' than a sommelier. You need to work late hours? I won't ask questions. I'll be working long hours drinking beer in the unfinished basement with high school girls. Need to travel a lot on business? Good! I've been meaning to set up the world's greatest hotwheels track inside the house. Come on ladies. Susan B. Anthony is crying in heaven. Take a ride on the M-Train.

*Many measures were taken to control for the effects of the personalities of women who take hard-charging jobs in fields such as investment banking.

-Miguel Sanchez  11:17 EST | |

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Weekly Presidential Radio address + Rebuttal is stupid 

You know what most people weren't doing last week? Sitting around the wireless listening to "The Shadow" with their family. In a sudden and unexpected twist, radio is not the dominate form of public communication. Yet we still pay for the idiotic weekly presidential radio address.

In Denver, it takes place at 8:06 am on Saturday carried on KOA. The rebuttal isn't broadcast in Denver. Before that gets you mad, think of this: "who cares?" Have you ever listened to the WPRA? Have you ever heard more than a paragraph out of it? Maybe a few sentences for the rebuttal?

Why would you even compose an address more than a paragraph long? It makes it much hard for the rebutter, the press is going to pick it's favorite paragraph out of 20 or so if you give a typical address. Why not pick the paragraph for them?

Instead, the president should DJ a 45 minute set of music. It could try and convey the past week and the week ahead in policy, in music. The rebuttal would also be musical. For example, to reflect on the grassroots victory that knocked out Lieberman, they could play Cannibal Corpse.

-Miguel Sanchez  11:09 EST | |

Monday, August 21, 2006

So I am thinking about re-registering as a republican 

I think I've had it with the democrats. Discuss.

-Miguel Sanchez  22:04 EST | |

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Killing us to kill arabs? 

Anyone seen/heard of this video, claiming the US government was behind 9-11?

I just heard about it, and it's a bit Michael Moore-ish. Also, I've also always found it hard to believe that such a conspiracy would be possible. It would take the coordination of so many people and I find it hard to believe you can keep that many people quiet.

That being said, it's interesting and tempting.

-Lucky  20:31 EST | |

About us:

This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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