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Quips, queries, and querulous quibbles from the quirky mind of Don Kahle

Why do people say 'after dark' when what they mean is 'during dark'? After dark would be when it's light again, right? * There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who read binary, and those who don't. * I'm rethinking the whole brown rice thing. What if it's just more white liberal self-hatred? Whole wheat, honey, unbleached flour. All better. Sez who? * Eugene should be HQ for White People for Diversity. We'll fight for diversity to be included in books, which is where we know to look for it. * Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but give a man a pillow, and he'll dream of steak. * What can you say about a state that puts the town of North Bend 225 miles southwest of Bend? We rely on visitors for entertainment.

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Elders’ Dystopian Vision Hits Today’s Youth

October 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Toasters don’t jump off our counters to follow it. But the fears of one generation have been visited on the next. We have designed a machine that we cannot stop.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Deep · Upper-Left-Edge · You-gene

NFL Should Pay Colleges For Developing Their Talent

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Knowledge and passion can be blissfully bifurcated. That’s good for adult sports fans, but lousy for high school athletes.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Simple

Celebrate the Street

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

For four hours, a downtown street will be open to traffic but closed to cars. The commons will be taken back from automobiles and reclaimed by the people who drive them.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Urban Design · You-gene

With 2020 Vision, the President Can Claim the Decade

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Within a decade, let’s reduce the American work week to 32 hours, and bring millions back into the work force. The president’s political opponents want smaller government. Can they campaign against three-day weekends?

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Simple · Upper-Left-Edge

A Generation Later, Them is Now Us

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

I learned then and there the importance of enterprise reporting — not simply answering questions people have, but telling them about things they never thought to question in the first place.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Media · Upper-Left-Edge

Let’s Let Lawmakers Play in the Streets

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments

• I can’t shake my belief that time cannot penetrate certain objects. Anything in a can, in a freezer, or especially in a can in a freezer, must last forever.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Deep · Quips

Scandal and Trust

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

So what are media companies selling? They’re selling an audience. They’re selling you, your attention, your trust.

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Tags: !AH !HA · Arr-Gee published · Deep · Media · You-gene

Campaign Efficiency Curbs Presidential Power

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Presidential candidates focus now on “swing states.” That term barely existed 25 years ago. Campaigns have consequences. The president has fewer friends and favors he can call on in those uncontested red states.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Deep · Upper-Left-Edge

What’s All the FFFFUFFF About?

April 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

It must be great to be an auspice. You’re never alone and everything is always under you.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Grins · Quips