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The Stupidest Ape, or why Stephen Harper can’t learn.

July 28, 2008

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Primatologists often study ape behaviour in order to help understand human behaviour. The human genetic line only separated from the ape genetic line something like seven million years ago, which in the time scale of evolution is hardly long ago at all. In reflection of this recent parting of ways, chimpanzees and bonobos share something […]

The Cashu Nova Story, Part III–Bundle pants and the psychology of success.

July 26, 2008

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Hollywood. The saga of the Cashū Nova Fashion House is an unusual one, of course. Yet hardly anything is more unusual in this story than the fact that the world of fashion–as represented by Cashū Nova–has somehow intersected with the study of socio-dynamics, a rarefied 21st Century academic discipline specialized in by University of Southern […]

The Cashu Nova Story, Part II–A new fashion house rises

July 21, 2008

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Because of Cashū Nova, the hottest new fashion house in Hollywood, the land of the valley girl suddenly leads the planet in a completely new fashion trend. Manhattan is jealous. And there are mumbles and murmurs from Paris and Milan. And it began with a dip in the sea off the Oregon coast. “I had […]

Turtles All the Way Down

July 19, 2008

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So who or what designed the intelligent designer?

The Ecological Bum or Why the Homeless Are Morally Superior to the Rest of Us

July 13, 2008

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You don't have to ask if I turn down the heat/To save on expenses I sleep on the street.

The Cashu Nova Story, Part I – Before Success

July 13, 2008

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  Hollywood. Metrosexual has been with us for a while now, which, in case you have been living in a cave, refers to the practice of some men to dress gay even though they aren’t. Particularly. Of course somebody was eventually going to come up with a fashion answer to the metrosexual trend more definitive […]

Democratic Cheese

July 8, 2008

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It’s really too delicious. I look around to find a starting point for this, the first substantive entry in my blog project, and there in the daily newssheet is a metaphor so perfect that the gods of irony would’ve struck me down for making it up. For the 4th of July celebrations in the United […]