Yearly Archives: 2001

It’s all about the Galleons

Harry Potter is all the rage, of course. Some people are happy about that and others aren’t. Crooked Dimwit is one of those who isn’t. Annoyed and exhausted by the Harry Potter hype, Crooked Dimwit argues that the media overstates Harry’s preeminence at the box office. Because the rating system ignores inflation, HP rankings are actually exaggerated. When adjusted for…

I Dream of Jeannie

As a kid, I liked I Dream of Jeannie without understanding what Jeannie stood for. On the one hand, Jeannie is one chick who seriously needs a copy of The Feminine Mystique. On the other, it’s delightful that the psychiatrist, Dr. Bellows himself (now there’s a pun for a name), was pathologized and neuroticized. How funny is that. Also, feminist…

Four Scary Things – After 9/11

Scary Thing #1 American Council of Trustees and Alumni Lynn Cheney and her organization, The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, is trying to shut down dissent about the “war” in Afghanistan and the government’s response to the WTC. This organization published a manifesto, entitled “Defending Civilization: How Our Universities are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It,”…

Michael Moore’s anti-war message

Like everyone else, this WTC thing has really scared me. The event itself is surreal. What scares me most is the way we are reacting to it. I know I am not the first to say this, either. Neither is Michael Moore, but he did make a statement about it in “Mike’s Message” on 9/12/01. For the record, I love…

Ugly Philosophers

Gareth Kemerling’s Philosophy Page has a link to Donna Haraway. The Philosophy Page is an excellent resource. It is a dictionary of terms and philosophers plus a timeline of the development philosophical ideas. It is rich in both content and links. And it has pictures of a lot of the philosophers. Weird pictures. One of Althusser whose face is sagging…

Righteous Reading

I yearn for Brigit Books in Tampa, where the scent of incense reigns, and where I felt a sense of community. So now I am reduced to web shopping or supporting Barnes&Noble. There are two B&Ns here, one the aptly named Corporate Drive and the other in the LSU Union, which some people call Barnes&Fogle after the provost who sealed…