Monthly Archives: November 2004

Read ‘n Rant

Check out this story in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/23/national/23poll.html?hp&ex=1101272400&en=3ea63a4e6a76d17d&ei=5094&partner=homepage Now, it’s astonishing to the LitKit that Bush was elected strictly because he’s likable (which is questionable unless you like men who are proud that they don’t read and who … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season, unfortunately

Why does the holiday season strike terror in the hearts of millions of Americans? Why is it that our economy relies on Christmas purchases to survive and why do our own families insist on forgetting to pick us up at … Continue reading

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More on blogs

The blog revolution? http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=2707&print=1&PHPSESSID=413fc5dfa3b6dbd59f825b5d1f45270e (I promised a short entry and here it is.)

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Bloggedy-blog blog

It is hard to be a splog these days. (Really a blog but we’re affected by marketing.) There are already so many blog identities to assume. There’s the bitchy, funny blog. Which is really hard to do, we might add. … Continue reading

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The next four years

The United States is a country divided between two ideologies of how a democracy should be run. One side holds that democracy (yes, America is a Republic, but we’re taking literary license here) should protect and promote the individual’s right … Continue reading

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Posthaste

The Literate Kitten regrets using the Renaissance root form of lumpenproletariat (as in “Ye Olde Lumpenproletariate”) in a previous post. Actually, the LitKit was suffering from the new malady known as “posthaste” (n) – anxiety disorder stemming from desire to … Continue reading

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When hip was hip

Hip may not be so hip. The word was first used in 1904. Other word birthdays Lit Kit finds particularly appropos: pissed off (1943), snafu (1941), Big Brother (1949), ceasefire (1918), lumpenproletariat (1924) , realpolitik (1908). For the whole bagel … Continue reading

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