Archive | February 19, 2008

What’s in the Goddamn Bird Book?

archenemies Gretchen and Michael After Sara Tancredi’s head showed up in a box, I thought for a while that Prison Break had jumped the ichthyosaur. But the plot twists and character dynamics of the last few episodes have lured me in again.

Alas, yesterday’s episode may be the last. Certainly it was the last for a while – a premature “season finale,” because season 3 was truncated as a result of the Hollywood labour dispute (not, incidentally, as a “result of the strike” – it takes two to tango). But it remains to be seen whether the show will be picked up to complete its arc.

I need closure!

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and War

Ayn Rand For its 10th anniversary the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies is planning a special issue on the topic of “Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and War.”

Possible topics include “Rand’s view of war; defenses or critiques of Rand-influenced views of ‘just war,’ the current war or past wars, terrorism, ‘collateral damage,’ torture, the relationship between domestic and foreign policy, etc.”

Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2008
Deadline for papers: 1 September 2008

See the call for papers for more details, including style guidelines and information on how to submit proposals.

An Arch Remark

[cross-posted at Liberty & Power]

Guess who wrote this:

Lupu Brdge, Shanghai The quiet field of science has more amusement to my mind than politics and I had rather erect the largest arch on the world than be the greatest Emperor in it.

See the answer.

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