Sunday, December 31, 2006

Marshall coach recalls sadness, triumph - College football -

This weekend, while fighting the damn bronchitis, I went to see We are Marshall in the theater in Charleston. I was quite impressed by the movie. It was done quite well, with no condescension toward Appalachia (something I'd worried about), and emotion without sappiness. I'd highly recommend it. At the end, I was wondering what was accurate and what wasn't. This interview with Lengyel answered my questions. Yes, the final play wasn't the same as in the history boooks, but I think you'll agree that it provided a needed symmetry for the movie.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Should you have graduated High School?

OK, so I found another new site and can't tear myself away.....

You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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I'm glad to know that the doctorate has prepared me to score excellently on Internet quizzes.

Do You Drink Republican Kool-Aid?

You Drink Republican Kool-Aid 0% of the Time!

Congratulations, you do not drink the Republican Kool-Aid. You haven't been brainwashed and are able to think for yourself rather than get your daily marching orders from the right-wing media. Mindless submission to our leader has no place in America. You, sir or ma'am, are a patriot.

Do You Drink Republican Kool-Aid?

Are YOU a terrorist?

Always nice to have validation...

Your 'Do You Want the Terrorists to Win' Score: 94%

You are a terrorist-loving, Bush-bashing, "blame America first"-crowd traitor. You are in league with evil-doers who hate our freedoms. By all counts you are a liberal, and as such cleary desire the terrorists to succeed and impose their harsh theocratic restrictions on us all. You are fit to be hung for treason! Luckily George Bush is tapping your internet connection and is now aware of your thought-crime. Have a nice day.... in Guantanamo!

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?
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