Ah, Spam

I’m sorry I have to do this, but I’m going to be disabling the ability for readers to post comments to my entries from now on. I’ve gotten well over a hundred (maybe over two hundred) spam comments posted to the site in the last twenty-four hours from some idiot. It’s horrible.

Anyway, if you want to respond to anything I post, I love that, and I want you to just email me your response and I’ll post it to the site and maybe respond to your response.

This sucks, but I feel like my site is being hijacked and I’ve got to put an end to this.

Drew out.

Derrida Dead at 74

derrida.jpgOne of the most interesting and thought-provoking thinkers of the twentieth century died Friday. Derrida’s philosophy is probably known to most, at least casually, and certainly has spawned quite a bit of discussion, especially concerning meanings in literature.

I think he was recently a scholar in residence at Claremont, about an hour’s drive south of where I live.

He died in Paris.

“Deconstruction icon Derrida dies”BBC

I just noticed, this is my 100th entry. Yay.

First Debate ’04

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I just saw today that the iTunes Music Store has the first presidential debate available to download free. You can download it by clicking on this nifty little button:

2004 First Presidential Debate: Bush Vs. Kerry (9/30/04)

Check it out, if you are so inclined. I only watched the first half, and neither of them impressed me much. I think it was worse for Bush, though, because this debate was about a topic he should be pretty strong on. The subsequent debates appear to be more in Kerry’s territory. Whatever.

On a side note, I know Steve Jobs and Apple in general are rather Left-leaning; I wonder, if the next debate were to go in W’s favor, would they post that one for free too? We’ll see…

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UPDATE: Haha, Drudge has a piece on Kerry supposedly bringing some piece of paper onstage, which was against the agreed-upon rules for the debate. He even has a link to video which does seem to show Kerry pulling a piece of paper out of his jacket. Check it out.