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Category Archives: Humor

What's in a name?

Introducing a shorter category of posts we’ve dubbed imPulse Ever noticed how sometimes a name in a news story is cannily apposite to that story? Unlike forms of wordplay such … Continue reading

25 July, 2009 · Leave a comment

Casting Pearls Before Swine 'Flu

Pandemics are serious stuff and each life lost, be it 10 or 1000, is a tragedy. Swine Flu does however recall the SLOPS (Severe Loss of Perspective) send-up of SARS … Continue reading

28 April, 2009 · 6 Comments

Heaviest Element Discovered: Governmentium

A major research institution (MRI) has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium (Gv). Governmentium has … Continue reading

23 December, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Are you Islamabad?”: A lighthearted look at stereotypes

Vox pops from Arab- and Iranian-Americans, from comedian Dean Obeidallah, Negin Farsad and friends (3.38).

29 July, 2008 · 4 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"