March 24th, 2005

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Specialized knowledge

Well, can't say I'm suprised to learn I'm way above average in my knowledge of obscure sex info, even though I'm way below average in the general knowledge area.

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On a related note, I still think just about the sickest porn mags I ever saw were Caleb's roommate Chad's. This include Pump -- 'nuf said, I think.
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War is Love and all that

Found an editorial on the Bush administration's use of language that would do Orwell proud, in terms of analyzing language and showing how meaning can be obscured and twisted by seemingly innocuous language choices.

The Republican Dictionary
By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

The article is partially humorous, BTW, as in the various dictionary definitions sent in my readers, including:

GOD, n. Senior presidential advisor. (Martin Richard, Belgrade, Mont.)

Meanwhile I'd like to see a good article explaining the use of the word "insurgent."