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Mr. T pities the procrastinator

By Brad A. Greenberg

November 27, 2009 | 2:19 am

Speechless after watching the UCLA Bruins get stomped on by the Portland Pilots. (Hey, that’s a Jesuit school.) Now I’ve got to hit the books, lest I face the wrath of Mr. T.

  • Remembering Mumbai and giving thanks

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 26, 2009 | 11:14 pm

    I’m thankful for a lot of things. A lot of things. But this year I’m exceptionally thankful that I didn’t need to spend much of turkey day updating a story like the Mumbai terror attacks.

    A year ago today, terrorists launched a three-day siege of the historic Indian city that left... read on

  • Israeli-Iranian peace in the NBA

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 25, 2009 | 10:01 pm

    Sports—truly the great equalizer. See that handshake? That’s a handshake between two men whose homeland’s are locked in their own rhetorical and existential battles. On the left, Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA. And on the right, Hamed Haddadi, the league’s first... read on

  • Celebrating 150 years of ‘On The Origin of Species’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 25, 2009 | 12:46 am

    The celebration of Charles Darwin’s “On The Origin of Species” began last year. Then Darwin turned 200—talk about survival of the fittest. And today marks the official anniversary of Darwin’s revolutionary theory of evolution.

    Religion Dispatches carried several items today... read on

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  • The sex offender at the Seder

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 24, 2009 | 2:44 pm

    It’s not Passover yet—obviously—but I thought of this clip after seeing on Facebook that one of my classmates is attending “Hug Your Local Registered Sex Offender Day.” Might be a joke, but really not sure.

  • Vatican on ‘New Moon’: a ‘moral vacuum’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 24, 2009 | 2:33 pm

    I guess not everyone is a “New Moon” nutjob. Not only is the new blockbuster in the “Twilight” series not high-art (duh), but it is, according to the Vatican, a “deviant moral vacuum.”

    Monsignor Franco Perazzolo, of the Pontifical Council of Culture, said: ‘Men and women are... read on

  • Meet Burka Barbie

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 23, 2009 | 10:38 pm

    Barbie in a burka? You better believe it:

    Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby’s for Save The Children.

    ‘I know Barbie was something seen as bad before as an image for girls, but in actual fact the message with Barbie for women is you can be whatever you want to be.’

    Read the rest, and check out a few photos, here.

  • Top ghetto Jewish names

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 23, 2009 | 1:10 pm

    This video reminds me of a moment from my undergrad days, when a friend snapped my photo and then, unbeknown to me, used the and a fake quote for a feature in the Daily Bruin.  At least he gave me a fake name, too. It was the Jewiest thing that he, a gentile, could think of: Ezekiel Goldbergstein.

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