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Judgement, Experience, Both, Neither

Have you ever wondered how we get stuck with the candidates that we're asked to vote for? Actually, this year's crop (with maybe one major exception) turned out to be pretty good.

Voldemort for President 2008

Voldemort for President. Finally, a candidate that says exactly what he means!

(But how do we know that McCain isn't really Voldemort??)
Happy Halloween http://davegraff.com/2008/10/29/voldemort-for-president-the-only-candidate-without-a-hidden-agenda/

Professor Badass: My Hero

I wonder if this is how students saw me when I walked around campus?

Unfortunately, my wife reminds me that she once overheard two of my students (circa 1999) that were sitting in the hallway after class talking about me. Apparently they thought I wore my khakis tight -- I admit it, I did -- and that could only mean that I had to be gay.

Sorry fellas. I might read poetry, but gay I have never been :)

Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

Can you believe that some people are already talking about a Palin 2012 presidential run? Can you imagine that? I can. It would be glorious. :)

World Clock -- Births, Deaths, and Other Interesting Facts Updated Every Second

Here's a pretty interesting data clock that I think you'll find worth a look:

http://www.shambles.net/worldclock/worldclock.swf

In 2008, over 48 million people have died so far. Wanna know how? Click the link.

Over 111 million people have been born (vs. 38 million abortions).

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Prefer your information by the day? At the moment:

252,000 people have been born today
108,000 people have died today
86,000 abortions
1,700 divorces (U.S. only)
200 more people have entered the prison system
51 species have ceased to exist

Just Do It and Other Sexual Cliches

Doug Brown's Just Do It should be better than Charla Muller's 365 Nights.

After all, Brown writes for a living, and the book does a lot of the things I was hoping Muller's would do. For example, Brown actually does describe the sexual encounters with his wife.

But the descriptions grow pretty monotonous.

Brown does include specifics on things they "try" to enhance the experience: toys, lubes, locations, positions.

Brown also includes a lot more dialogue, and on the surface, that should be a good thing. It should be good to hear what his wife is thinking along the journey... unfortunately, it's impossible to know who is "speaking." Doug and his wife sound exactly the same in the dialogue portions, and Doug doesn't really go into his own "deep thoughts" (probably because he knows his wife will be reading the book??).

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After a while, I just wondered why I should care, and perhaps that's the main problem I had with both Just Do It and 365…