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05/25/2004 Archived Entry: ""

After a long absence from blogging, it feels odd and a bit uncomfortable to be back but there is nothing for it but to take a leap of faith and plunge onward in the belief that the old blogging fever will return.

Warning: the following lyrical attack on Rush Limbaugh is not only a long download but also a great deal more vicious an attack than I am usually willing to post. So why is it included? I am outraged at Limbaugh's trivialization of the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, which he has likened to a fraternity prank -- (some fratboys ought to register their disapproval of being linked to the cigarette-dangling, leash-tugging, sado-masochistic Lynddie England). For those with better sense than to listen to Limbaugh, here is a sample of his commentary. "Folks, these torture pictures with the women torturers, I mean Marv Albert looking at those pictures would say, "Hey, that doesn't look so bad." You know, if you really look at these pictures, I mean I don't know if it's just me but it looks like anything you'd see Madonna or Britney Spears do on stage. Maybe you can get an NEA grant for something like this. I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie. I mean, it's just me." But, if you easily offended, skip down to the next paragraph and avoid the evisceration of Limbaugh.

Those who prefer a kinder, gentler form of distraction may want to take a quizz or two to discover which character you most resemble from Lord of the Rings, from pulp fiction, from the TV show M*A*S*H, from the Harry Potter movies, from the musical Rocky Horror Picture Show, from The Simpsons, and -- lastly -- which general cartoon character are you?

I've had two pieces published in print newspapers recently: in the Globe and Mail, a review of "The Sexual Spectrum: Exploring Human Diversity" by Olive Skene; and, in the New York Post, an op-ed entitled "Don't Vote."

And that's enough blogging for today! See ya tomorrow.

Best to all,

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