Monthly Archives: December 2005

Drumsticks for a New Year

On the right drum stick: Mario Savio’s famous 1964 rallying cry. On the left hand sticks, a phrase from Dylan Thomas and two from William Blake: Do not go gentle into that good night.   Drive your plow and your … Continue reading

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What authoritarian rule looks like

Several recent events have lead me to some dots that need connecting. The dots may seem wildly disparate: the kidnapping of peace workers in Iraq and Palestine, the recent NYT revelations of counter-protest tactics employed be the NYPD, and a … Continue reading

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A Christmas message

CAMP CASEY COLORADO SPRINGS Waiting in line at the Post Office the other day I overheard a local advertisement on the radio encouraging the usual holiday splurge “because you’ve been good this year!”   I thought to myself, who among … Continue reading

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Not so historical Jesus

Seeing a preview for the upcoming release of DAVINCI CODE: THE MOVIE, I was reminded of the time a friend of mine was quite excited about the book. “Check it out” she said. She told me about the various conspiracies, … Continue reading

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King’s missing dong, episode 1

Okay, I admit that’s my own headline. There was indeed no trace of a King dong, but neither was there lust, nor anything more than a communication barrier overcome by physical clowning. A young white lass with Vaudeville chops was … Continue reading

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Special effects masked King Kong’s erection

When I came across the headline MIRACULOUS SPECIAL EFFECTS MASK KING KONG’S MIGHTY MEMBER I thought, that explains a lot.   Hollywood convention: Innocent white maiden displayed for the taking against her will by large beast. Promotional posters for Peter … Continue reading

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Tookie and the myth of non-violent protest

Tonight the state of California is scheduled to execute Stanley Tookie Williams, co founder of the Crypts, after Governor Schwarzenegger made the determination that Williams was not sufficiently redeemed to merit clemency.   All sorts of state and local organizations … Continue reading

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Hire that architect!

American viewers who watched the collapse of the World Trade Center may be surprised to see that this relatively negligible apartment building still stands after being hit by an airplane twice the size of the 9-11 jets. An Irianian Hercules … Continue reading

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We come to you on our knees

I joked that the distance was so short from Camp Casey to the Colorado College administration office, we could do it on our knees. Sooner than think it through, we did it.

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Objectivity on local radio

This week some colleagues and I marched on our knees to the Colorado College president’s office to present signed petitions which asked that the college radio station carry a news program called DEMOCRACY NOW! (Exclamation theirs.) We’ve yet to receive … Continue reading

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