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Metal for Friday: “Revelations” by Judas Priest. [audio]

If you love metal, you love Judas Priest by definition. Judas Priest is to heavy metal what Shakespeare is to drama. You just can’t get smoother, heavier or a more … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Decider speaks: my (fictional) conversation with George W. Bush.

Last night I had a dream about George W. Bush. I dreamed that I was at his presidential library–which in reality is called the George W. Bush Presidential Center–and happened … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Versus the World” by Amon Amarth, live. [video]

Amon Amarth is one of those bands that, if you get into them, you know you are a terminal, lifelong metalhead. Music like this is delightful to the ears of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Israel Smith, missing 6 years.

Sometime after March 10, 2008, a bit more than six years ago, something happened to Israel R. Smith of Wytheville, Virginia. It seems to have happened at home. And nobody … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Changing one’s mind: the lost art of being persuaded.

I get a little philosophical on Fridays–hey, it’s the Sabbath approaching–and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that is not as valued as much in today’s society, at … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: “Would You Love A Monsterman” by Lordi. [video]

Lordi is the European GWAR. This very fun band from Finland came to prominence in 2002 largely with this song, “Would You Love a Monsterman,” which is a wonderful send-up … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ally McBeal meets Dante’s Inferno: the infamous Clifford Chance memo.

Did you ever watch the late 90s sitcom Ally McBeal? It was a pleasant, fluffy little show about a lawyer (played by Calista Flockhart) who practiced at an upbeat, swingin’ law … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Witness this incredible desert sand storm in Iraq! [video]

This video was taken by a U.S. Army serviceman in Al Asad, Iraq, I believe in April 2005. I was reading something about sand storms the other day and realized … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Waterloo Station, London, at rush hour. What all can you see here?

At first glance this view of a bustling train station in the heart of London seems like a pretty ordinary urban view. Like a scene in a Hitchcock movie, though, … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Kirsten Kryszak, missing 13 years today.

New Year’s Day thirteen years ago was snowy, icy and cold in Memphis, Tennessee. On that holiday morning 18-year-old Kirsten Kryszak tried to get home from a New Year’s party … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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