Friday, August 07, 2009

An Add-On To Oxymoron's Recent Post

In addition to avoiding jorts, if one is male, clearly one also must avoid mandals.

One of the delightful definitions:

Men who wear tacky sandals. Not flip-flops. Thick leather, usually brown or black with woven or braided leather. Generally worn with socks proudly.


An unfortunate fugly fashion mishap involving sandals with leather straps and/or buckles

Friday Musical Tribute

Because Harrogate Can

Is Public Deliberation A Possibility?

As I am preparing to teach a public address course on the rhetoric of rights, I keep seeing online videos that show screaming matches and, in some cases, violence at town hall meetings. You can see some violence here and here. At times like these, it would seem easier to teach in a department that public deliberation is not a practical concept.

In the first video, a opponent to heath care reporter pushes and assaults a supporter. It does not help that the opponent states that the supporter of health care reform "attacked America."

And Harrogate, did you think the violence would end if Obama won the election?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

What the World Needs Now: A Musical Tribute

Cracker, "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)":

Because what the world needs now is true words of wisdom like, "La, la, la, la, la."

Monday, August 03, 2009

I just saw a guy in my neighborhood wearing homemade jorts and a half-shirt. I didn't recover fast enough to look at his feet, but I bet he was wearing jellies.

The Christian Gene Isolated

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Musical Tribute

Guns N Roses, from the "Godfather Theme" (solon and megs do not love The Godfather) into one of the sexiest rock songs ever, "Rocket Queen." Who could ask for anything more from a musical tribute?