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    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    Thursday Links

    1. Figleaf's Training, conditioning, and control: animal-management techniques reacts to that most appalling of NYT Modern Love pieces, "What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage".

    2. From The Wo! Front, Abortion: Another Hurdle in US with establishment of fetal rights looks at cases in the US and Australia.

    3. NYT on the "ghetto tax".

    4. From Michael Young at Slate on Lebanon: Why the current attacks are worse than the siege of 1982.

    5. SMRT-TV on Freaks and Geeks episode "The Little Things".

    6 Comments:

    Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

    It has been a terrible week, hasn't it? Two days straight I've found myself nodding in agreement when Pat Buchannan puffed his chest about Lebanon.

    What's next? Gay marriage?!

    11:47 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    It sure has.

    11:57 AM  
    Blogger figleaf said...

    Thanks kindly for the link, El. --fl

    (By the way, for some reason your page is always really scrambled on my machine. It might be that your stylesheet (CSS) document isn't formatted correctly, or something. Have you noticed this or am I the only one?

    Take care,

    figleaf

    1:17 AM  
    Anonymous Anna said...

    Hi!

    I second the thank you for the link.

    9:59 PM  
    Blogger zp said...

    Weird. I was really surprised by the comments at Figleaf; apparantly some kind of "common-sense" notion of behaviorism has a lot of popular support. People kept repeating "it works" "it works" . . . I don't care if it's partners, kids or (dare I say it) autistic kids, what is in the NYT thing is manipulative. Humans have language with which they can communicate honestly.

    7:39 AM  
    Blogger zp said...

    and smrt tv thing is so well written it is almost as touching as the episode itself. young love.

    1:05 PM  

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