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Links: Some New, Some Classics

You six regular readers may recognize some of the links to the right. You may notice others missing. You may also be aware of a few new gems. I’m going to say a few words about each with the understanding that they’re all worth checking out. Bald links Artsy-Fartsy Tim is a fine visual artist [...]

Attention, Non-White Readers!

If you happen to be traveling in Arizona in the coming months (or years, depending on how long this new immigration law is on the books), I recommend first checking out this site here. I don’t speak Spanish, but I’m pretty sure I understand what’s going on. It’s a most excellent idea. And if racist [...]

Just Read Zirin

Socio-political issues are always more nuanced than public discourse allows. Still, I don’t think I’m going out on much of a limb if I say that Arizona’s new immigration law is racist. In general, I support the idea of a boycott of the state, although I also have an aunt who runs a B&B in [...]

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Hello!

Good morning, B&E readers, and a very hearty welcome to the new Bald & Effective, now powered by WordPress. Blogger decided that it was using too much manpower and too many resources to warrant allowing people to publish their blogs to their own personal URLs any longer. So I was either going to have to [...]

Binder & Binder Comments

Comments on the old posts continue. Over a year ago, I had some issues with the cowboy hat worn by a lawyer in a shitty commercial that airs on NY1. Follow the link to the old post if you’re interested in reading all of the comments (including one from a former employee! Look out!). But [...]

Won’t You Take Me To… SEPIATOWN??

Those of my six readers who also click on the links to the right (so, then, none of you) may be wondering why Virgil’s been so quiet these past couple of years. It turns out there’s a simple explanation for why he’s been denying so many of us bite-sized nibbles of his that nubile mind [...]

Hey, Look Over There!

While you, my six readers, wait for me to update B&E;, I offer you a worthy distraction: Hedgehogs! And if you want a look back at other hedgehogs, enjoy the hedgehogs of B&E; old, dear readers.

Sure, I Have Thoughts

Since you were wondering, and as long as everyone else is talking about it, I’ll share a few thoughts about yesterday’s vote in Massachusetts. I know why the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, lost to Republican Scott Brown. The Democrats are feckless weenies. I don’t care who you blame for the loss: Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic [...]

Bottle It Up and Be “Happy”!

Please allow me to draw your attention to Barbara Ehrenreich’s fine essay, which is extracted from her book that lays into “positive thinking.” Barbara relays her specific experience going through breast cancer treatment and how much the culture of positive thinking (i.e. “cancer is a blessing!”) surrounded every step along the way. What she really [...]

Feckless Weenies and Tango!

A bunch of things cropped up this week that I let go without comment due to busy-ness. I shall touch on a few of them now, ever so briefly. I’m sure it’ll surprise the small number of readers I have that I’m a fan of Medicare For All or a single-payer health system or whatever [...]