Sunday, February 11, 2007


  • Somehow I've missed all 14 episodes (so far) of Real World Denver. Luckily the Post keeps up on its Get Real Denver page. Latest poll: Will the cast ever get its drinking under control? "No frickin' way" leads with 85 percent of the vote.

  • Thought Horowitz had a monopoly on this sort of thing:

    A self-proclaimed conservative group targeting college liberalism is assailing a University of Colorado course that examines gay and lesbian literature.

    The Young America's Foundation, based outside Washington, DC, gives the CU course "Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Literature," a "dishonorable mention" in a study titled "The Dirty Dozen: America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses.". . .

    The CU course on the Foundation's hit list includes poetry by Walt Whitman, who some say was gay, as well as works of novelist Virginia Woolf, who had an affair with a woman. The syllabus also includes films such as the gay cowboy tale "Brokeback Mountain." . . .

    Topping the Dirty Dozen list, Occidental College's course "The Phallus;" The University of California-Los Angeles' "Queer Musicology;" Amherst College's "Taking Marx Seriously: Should Marx be given another chance?" the University of Pennsylvania's "Adultery Novel;" and Occidental College's course "Blackness."

  • "We live in a really crazy world where people think if you're white and do good, you're Christian or in a cult"--"visionary and CEO" Tom Spaulding of the newly reorganized, Colorado-based Up With People. (For a balancing view, here's "Secret Agent Orange" explaining why he thinks Up With People is, in fact, a cult.)
  • Volokh Conspiracy contributor Dave Kopel's Rocky column notes the Denver media's "excessively credulous" coverage of the report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by Denver's media. They got nothin' on the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Occasionally overwrought fine-art critic Kyle MacMillan notes that not everybody hates Daniel Libeskind's addition to the Denver Art Museum.

  • And one that has nothing to do with Denver: "6,124 couples kiss, break world record" "An unofficial tally showed 6,124 couples kissed simultaneously, organizers said, but the number needs to be verified by an independent auditor and approved by Guinness World Record officials before it becomes a world record."
  • Update: Bonus! The Guinness Book of World Records pic of the fat twins on motorbikes!

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