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9/8/2000

Sure, you’ve heard of hedgerow

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Sure, you’ve heard of hedgerow mazes. How about a corn field maze? (The Indians call it “maize” . . .) Now that’s agritainment!

More on the Sorority racial

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More on the Sorority racial story. The local radio claimed the sister who lodged the complaint against her own group has withdrawn not just from her sorority but also from the university. Her breaking ranks has surprised everyone. Ah — she did leave school, because the sorority refused to void her housing contract when she left the organization. “The women treated me like a pariah. Many of my sisters made insulting faces at me and made insensitive comments to me. No one offered to help me as I removed my belongings from the house.

I didn’t watch Monday Night

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I didn’t watch Monday Night Football this week, but it appears Ironminds was pretty close to the mark when they previewed what Dennis Miller’s commentary might be like. I reached this conclusion by reading Britannica.com’s annotated Dennis Miller, a guide to Miller’s MNF cultural and historical references. This is fantastic, especially since their commentary is just as snaky as Miller’s. (Spotted at The Other Side)

On: A flurry of delay-of-game penalty flags on the Broncos, who were unable to get a play off due to the roar of the St. Louis crowd:
Miller said: “I think the reason you’re seeing so many flags is that everybody’s having to communicate in semaphore.”
The reference: Semaphore was a method of signaling with flags developed in France in 1794 by Claude Chappe and his brother Ignace in order to get messages to the war front during the revolutionaries’ battle with royalists. Despite its land-bound origins, semaphore was later used at sea, spawning the common image of a sailor on a ship deck madly waving colored flags.
What Miller might have meant: Perhaps the referees were not really penalizing Denver for delay of game, but in fact were trying to let Paris know that Condé-sur-l’Escaut had been captured from the Austrians.

Tonight I go listen to

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Tonight I go listen to James Howard Kunstler speak on urban sprawl, and how we can stop it here in Athens. Tomorrow, it’s the Tour de Sprawl, which has been well covered by the local press.

Explore Castle Arcana. Now this

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Explore Castle Arcana. Now this is pretty neat. Hand drawn illustrations with clickable hot spots let you walk around the castle and its grounds using first-person perspective. Bits of humor make exploring a treat.