Omens of the apocalypse

Scanning brains for evidence of politics

April 20, 2004
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From the New York Times: He lay inside an M.R.I. machine, watching commercials playing on the inside of his goggles as neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, measured the blood flow in his brain. Instead of asking the subject, John Graham, a Democratic voter, what he thought of the use of Sept....

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We’re supposed to be entertaining?

April 15, 2004
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George Kelly sent along this Boston Globe story revealing: … Hollywood is turning once again to the news business in search of laughs, drama, or just a story to tell. While O’Donnell hopes to finish a pilot for his show by late summer, no fewer than four other new sitcoms about journalists are already...

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Neal Pollack’s blogging again

April 2, 2004
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After several months of silence, nealpollack.com is making noises. The big news is that Neal seems to have abandoned his alter ego, also named Neal Pollack, at least for the purposes of his blog. Alas, that was Neal’s one claim to fame. Neal’s a wonderful writer, though. I can’t wait to see what he...

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If you’ve ever heard the saying …

December 17, 2003
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…” we didn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of,” then this link is for you. KENNEWICK — Forced to clean up an increasing number of jugs and bags of human waste along highways, the Adams County Waste Reduction & Recycling office took out a full-page newspaper...

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‘Lingerie Bowl’

December 10, 2003
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Why don’t we call this what it really is: an open invitation for Osama to send his evil minions to America to blow up stuff: In the January “lingerie bowl,” two teams of models will play football in sports bras, panties and lots of padding. They’ll also walk the runway in garter-belts, fishnet stockings...

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