Handy

I bought one of those, whattayacallums? A PDA, a Palm Pilot. It's every bit as useful as people said it would be. It comes in this super tight carrying case, so whenever I need to remember a phone number or an appointment or something, I can just write it on a tiny piece of paper and shove it between the

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Too Much Reality

Apparently USA Today, NBC's Today and a number of other media outlets are rushing to fill the Oprah Winfrey-shaped hole in the book club universe. Among them is the Live With Regis and Kelly show, which recently debuted a new segment entitled "Reading With Ripa." But unlike other so-called "book clubs," Ripa eschews the pompous and pretentious in favor of

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Housebuying Lessons Learned

Hi! My wife and I just bought a house. Since I know many young couples are in the market right now, I thought I'd share some of the lessons we learned through our experience. Do Your Research Before wading into the house market, be sure to learn all you can about the intricacies of house hunting and home buying. A

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Jason X

Jason X, the followup to Spike Lee's ambitious 1992 film "Malcolm X," is as lazy and hackneyed as sequels come. Rather than build on the story of the first motion picture, director Jim Isaac has simply poured some old wine into a new bottle, essentially rehashing the original film's plot with some additional bells and whistles (such as setting the

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1000 Hours Free!

Math cop: AOL has a new promotion. 1000 HOURS FREE!Hours must be used in 45 days Wow, that sounds like a great deal! Assuming, of course, you intend to use AOL 22 hours and 12 minutes for 45 days straight after you sign up. (45 days * 24 = 1080 hours).

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Catholic Application

U.S. cardinals stop short of zero-tolerance policy VATICAN CITY - After an extraordinary meeting prompted by a sex-abuse scandal, American Roman Catholic leaders agreed yesterday to make it easier to remove priests guilty of sexually abusing minors - but they stopped short of a zero-tolerance policy to dismiss all abusive clerics. The American church leaders said they would recommend a

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I Thought it Was a Choice

On Tuesday I started to write about the Catholic Church's recent and obscene claim that this whole abuse scandal can be laid at the feet of homosexuals, but halfway through I got so disgusted I couldn't finish. Thankfully, William Saletan of Slate is made of stronger stuff than I, and in this piece he points out many of the contradictions

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Tools

I was cruising along the sidewalks of downtown Seattle, trying to get back to my place of business after an unduly long lunch break. As I careened around a corner I bumped into a young guy who was standing there talking to his friends. As I was in hurry I did not stop, but I did look over my shoulder

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Elmo is Creepy

These press photos of Elmo testifing before Congress are adorable! At least until you stop and consider that there's a full grown adult male crouched under the desk that the other guy is sitting at. Then they become creepy. Oh so very creepy.

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