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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Where is everyone? Are they okay?

March 6, 2015, 12:30 pm

David Brooks, New York Times columnist, says a lot of crazy things. In today’s column, he’s back at it, claiming that redistributive measures have no place redressing income inequality. I’m not interested in that. However, I am interested in his previous column, which appeared on Tuesday, where Brooks made one of his periodic forays into sociology and modern anthropology. Brooks’ basic point is that technology has changed the way we make and break friendships. Communication that was once honest and […]

Preparing for an IEP on 3/9/15

March 4, 2015, 11:46 am

This may be the first time wifey and I have called for an IEP. Normally, we just ride along with the school’s scheduled meetings for Dar. His last IEP was scheduled by the school, in October, on his birthday, and if it were up to them, our next meeting would be in June to discuss next year’s placement. Without forsaking that meeting, we called this one. This week, Dar’s kindergarten teacher, Libby, produces progress reports for all her kids, including […]

Scenes From The Daily Show Auditions

March 2, 2015, 11:11 am

THE DAILY SHOW: Can anyone here say “Ohhh, ladies and gentlemen, we got a fine one tonight”? SARAH SILVERMAN: Ohhh, ladies and gentlemen, we got a fine one tonight!” THE DAILY SHOW: Can we do it with less Oprah? Over there, you? CHELSEA HANDLER: Ohhh, ladies and gentlemen, we got a fine one tonight. THE DAILY SHOW: Not quick enough. You over there. WHITNEY CUMMINGS: Ohhhladiesandgentlemanwegotafineonetonight! THE DAILY SHOW: Yeah, still not quick enough. Let’s shift gears. Can one of […]