The myth of Eskimos with 30+ words for snow will live forever, but this is about the real impositions of language our on experience with the world.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Panama is expanding its canal, which makes sense, given that they make up to $300,000 for every ship that passes through. But here's what makes this such huge news: the largest ship, called a Panamax, that can traverse the canal is also the largest ship ports along the East Coast must accommodate.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
The poet summarized America's founding spirit thus:
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!
... Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, SC), in the final piece of the GOP's filling for reputation bankruptcy, wants to repeal the 14th Amendment, specifically the Yankee-mumbo-jumbo about citizenship as birthright.
Instead, I propose we reduce the representation of States in Congress in proportion to the number of inhabitants who support this anti-American sentiment, as laid in out in the same Amendment.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
They suck. And so do their books... okay, maybe that's being too hard on Dracula--after all, he didn't write his books.