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Achenblog: February 12, 2006 - February 18, 2006

Heating Bill Horrors

   People now talk about heating bills the way they used to talk about sex. Some try to be discreet, but others like to gossip. "I hear the Cumbersoms paid $624 in December because Ralph won't caulk the windows," someone...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 18, 2006; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
 
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Cheney's Hunting Mishap: What Really Happened

    Notice that I have completely avoided referring to Dick Cheney for an entire day. Notice the restraint. Notice the Salingeresque capacity for silence. Why the clam-up? Because the incident has gotten more coverage already than the landing at...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 16, 2006; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (325)
 
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Becoming Pre-Digital

    For a while we've talked in the neighborhood about staging an Eighteenth Century Weekend. This would not involve dressing up in silly outfits or wearing powdered wigs or rarely bathing or having bad teeth or anything like that....

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 15, 2006; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
 
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White House Slow to Reveal Burr-Hamilton Duel

    A Washington Post researcher dug up this notice that ran on page 3 of the July 18, 1804 edition of the Gettysburg Centinel:      "By a gentleman from Philadelphia we learn, that last week a duel took...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 13, 2006; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
 
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Add Football to Winter Olympics

   There are a couple of glaring problems with the Winter Olympics, starting with the fact that no one cares. There aren't eight people in America who care about these esoteric sports. (There's an oxymoron for you.) Even when you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 13, 2006; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Deadeye Dick Cheney

   As you know, quail hunting is what passes for military service in the upper ranks of the Bush Administration. Dick Cheney knows what it is like to fire a weapon in anger, particularly when the birds flush from the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 12, 2006; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
 
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