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Hitler and Mel Gibson Discuss Facial Hair, Women and the State of the Hate

Adolf Hitler and Mel Gibson shared a few beers recently at an undisclosed location just outside of Los Angeles. BTS’ Art Vandelay recorded the conversation after Mel butt dialed his mobile phone. Hitler:    So what’s […]

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Breaking News: ESPN to be sold to the Miami Heat

When I read* that ESPN was sending three guys to cover Miami Heat Training Camp for a week, desk and all, as well as setting up a special section on its web page dedicated to […]

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Who is Christine O’Donnell (and is it the issue)

Can’t say I pay a lot of attention to Delaware politics. It’s a state a little larger than my home of Harris County, Texas (Delaware is 2,491 square miles compared to Harris County’s 1,788) and […]

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The Mosque Controversy Reprinted – Yossi Klein Halevy writing in The New Rebublic

Regarding the Ground-Zero Mosque controversy, I can think of no one better to comment than Yossi Klein Halevy, author of At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and […]

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Keep ’em Talking – Analysis of Direct Israeli – Palestinian Authority Talks

After Bush 43 took office, Dennis Ross, a twelve year steward of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process who served both Bush 41 and Clinton, found himself out of the official loop. He used his time wisely; […]

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After 52 years, Palestinians can now work in Lebanon

NEWS FLASH: After denying Palestinians fundamental rights for over 52 years, the Lebanese government just passed legislation allowing Palestinians to work and purchase property in Lebanon.  See NYT 8/18/10 Lebanon Tags: Lebanon, Middle East, Palestinians

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BtS Movie & DVD Reviews

 BtS reviews: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Iron Man 2, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Toy Story 3, Youth in Revolt, The Big Bad Swim, In the Loop, Zombieland, A Secret, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Crazy […]

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Album Oriented Radio

Most folks forget that only in the early 70’s did FM radio begin to replace AM as the most frequented local for music, relegating the mono frequency to  sports and right-wing radio. I distinctly recall the new, laidback voices on FM […]

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Toy Story 3 Takes No Prisoners

Last night in an unusual occurrence my almost 11 year old son fell asleep on our downstairs’ couch. As I tried to lift to carry him upstairs to his bed, I quickly realized that even […]

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Cocktail Party Conversation & Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule

In almost every conversation about learning how to play or do something, say hit a baseball, learn to play guitar, or take up a language, someone invariably brings up what is now accepted conventional wisdom […]

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