Deep Layers of Meaning Lurk in Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 09 2007

A noodly cock of the snook to Deacon Daryl. 🙂
Besides its obvious religious importance to Pastafarians, let’s call the 2007 celebration of this holy day educational, too:



“A piratical romp through the alphabet with all that implies. . .

Actually, we’re not sure this should be read by children – but their parents will love it. Children should only be given this book by their drunken uncles and wild aunts who don’t want the little darlings to grow up to be insufferable prigs!”

NYT Opens Up Online Environment, Starting Today

19 09 2007

Dear TimesSelect Subscriber,

We are ending TimesSelect, effective today.The Times’s Op-Ed and news columns are now available free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now free back to 1987 for all of our readers.Why the change?

Since we launched TimesSelect, the Web has evolved into an increasingly open environment. Readers find more news in a greater number of places and interact with it in more meaningful ways. This decision enhances the free flow of New York Times reporting and analysis around the world. It will enable everyone, everywhere to read our news and opinion – as well as to share it, link to it and comment on it. . .

The tagline I saw there this morning: “Now everyone is entitled to our opinions!”

I included some education tags on this post because I think the public’s right to know is the understood foundation of both freedom of the press and compulsory schooling.
One is free from government; the other IS government.
I want to think about this some more. . .