02 May 2001, 10:24 a.m.


I played Hangman with a random seatmate in California Politics yesterday. Political Science was the category. judiciary, resolution, legislation, reapportionment, cabinet, elect, naturalize, parliament, farm. Farm? "My term paper was on farm labor," he said. …

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02 May 2001, 3:30 a.m.

Comedy Night II: Canadian Showdown

No, it's not actually in Canada, nor is it a Showdown. It's another U.C. Berkeley Comedy Night, this one put on by SUPERB on Monday, May 7. I'll probably be there; you? Yes, I borrowed …

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01 May 2001, 10:45 a.m.

Fickle Fiona takes over my dreams

Is being in a teen chick flick a dream or a nightmare? Another day, another dollar, another dream. This one is much less excruciatingly, er, exhaustively detailed. And I make cranky complaints, too. Another weird …

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30 Apr 2001, 10:32 a.m.

A dream I had last night

I had a really weird dream last night. If other people's dreams bore you, then be warned. This one's long, with attempts at interpretation. First, I was a reporter for some national humor magazine, and …

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29 Apr 2001, 2:19 a.m.

In which the writer performs mundanities

Mediocre paper, Square One TV, pens ... oh hell, I'll just call this "Quickies," since that's what it is. I am writing a long paper about the naturalization rates of Indians (the small subsection that …

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25 Apr 2001, 9:33 a.m.

Do I look fat in this font?

Media experiences I've had today: Bellwether, an un-put-downable book by Connie Willis. I really couldn't stop once I'd started. Sure, the contrived frustrations (as usual with Willis) get annoying, but it was worth it anyway. …

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23 Apr 2001, 12:58 p.m.

Russkies and Injuns

By request. My trip to San Francisco -- or perhaps I should say "Maya excursiyoo v San Francisco," since I went with my Russian class and the tour guide spoke in Russian and pointed out …

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20 Apr 2001, 8:21 a.m.

Watch yo'self!

"Tell me who the infallible philosopher is. I'd like to read her work."-Me, during discussion of The Matrix today. "You know, some people just don't want their Ph.D.s." -Prof. Bruce Cain, yesterday, after a playful …

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19 Apr 2001, 2:49 a.m.

I done got schooled

Yesterday, after I beat Nathaniel (twice!) at air hockey, a young-looking guy -- Samuel, he said his name was, from the Middle East -- absolutely schooled me. Afterwards, when he -- quite kindly -- explained …

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18 Apr 2001, 2:29 a.m.

Without Darth

there would have been no Luke," said a girl to another girl on Hearst yesterday evening. As my friend Drew would comment, Dostoyevsky was saying basically the same thing. A report on the Comedy Night. …

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