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Oh, this is so tempting. Anyone in Loudoun County interested in making the trip in?
I am another one with a Ph.D. in history, specifically Mediaeval/Renaissance studies. Needless to say, I work in another field entirely, but my love for history has not diminished. My main interests are Florence in late Renaissance (16th century) and the English Tudors, but lately I find myself reading all manner of European and American history. I second the BBC History podcast recommendation and also suggest the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography weekly podcasts.
Out here in mid-Loudoun County, VA I see a lot more Romney signs, about 8 or so to 1. Lots of large Romney signs next to George Allen and Frank Wolf ones out in western Loudoun. No surprise, but a delight to see.
When I voted this morning, I saw one man wearing an Obama t-shirt. I was behind a gentleman in line with a Salt Lake City 2004 Olympics parka on. Very cool.
I enjoyed Argo too and found the pictures accompanying the end credits fascinating, especially the side-by-side comparisons of the actors and the real passports the six used to escape.
On another note, here is a good read from Tony Mendez's point of view.
Fake John GaltWell he does know law (if only how to get around it) and is supposed to be a Constitutional Expert. You think maybe a SCOTUS position?
Fake John Galt
Well he does know law (if only how to get around it) and is supposed to be a Constitutional Expert. You think maybe a SCOTUS position?
Ah, but wouldn't the confirmation hearings be epic?
Post-election (hopefully celebratory!) meet-up?
Er, should be obvious from my screen name. I'm a proud USC alumna and happy to be in the PAC-12 hunt -- I am not *that* much of a homer to think we'll have the depth throughout the season to be real national championship contenders. Fight on!
What a fun post. Love reading this thread, even if it is making me feel old.
What was the first song you ever bought?
I think it was the 45 of Blondie's "Rapture"
What song always gets you dancing?
Oingo Boingo will always do it for me
What song takes you back to your childhood?
Anything by Jim Croce makes me think of car rides with my dad. Also, Andy Williams Christmas songs take me back too.
What is your perfect love song?
"Someone Like You" off of Van Morrison's "Poetic Champions Compose." Wowsers.
What song would you want at your funeral?
Time for an encore. One last song that makes you, you.
USC Marching Band playing "Fight On/Conquest" -- hands down. Come to think of it, that could work at my funeral too.
I just completed my survey, and I even was truthful in my answers! Anything for you guys.
Oh, just one more thing <shuffling back over in my Columbo trenchcoat>: RINO Intervention was listed but not Steyn/Goldberg/Long? If I recall correctly, the latter is no longer around, but is the former? I only remember one episode.
On a slightly different note...when I was little back in the day, my family would often go out to eat at a restaurant in Danville, CA (Bay Area) called Dan McGrew's. Western-themed steakhouse, with the entire poem tastefully represented on the menu. And the steaks were great too, which is what you should expect from Dangerous Dan McGrew.
Thanks for reminding me of some very happy memories.
Count me in - I am flexible too re: dates. What great fun.
And don't forget this construction: "as <adjective> as there ever was." To me, it means absolutely nothing and feels like fingernails running down the chalkboard.
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