February 2005

Just Illin’

I had a nice post planned about what I have been doing for the past 6 months which culminated on saturday. but. i am a sick, sick, sick man. so, hang on tight, gentle readers. I will be back. ps. farangi can chime in with an entry anytime. that slacker. feel free to bash him [...]

Open Letter to Bunim-Murray

Women+Islam is hot, she said. If those were your keywords, then you would be getting job talks all over the place. Yeah!? Well, who in heck decides what is hot? I retorted. Is it a dark room filled with greying sanskritists flashing one word cards for responses? Globalization. Flash. Terrorism. Flash. Muslim Historiography in India. [...]

History Carnivals

I have been horribly remiss in not pointing out to my readers the History Carnivals: #1, #2, and now, #3. Erroneously, I assume that everyone reads the same blogs I do and, hence, knows all these bits. What a dunce I am. If you like this sort of stuff, and I have been accused of [...]

Word of the Day: Islamist

I don't like the word Islamist - not one bit. Today, I would like to take a skewed opinion poll from my lagging readership. What do you think about that word? In a headline today, NYT writes, "Shiites in Iraq Back Islamist to Be Premier". Islamist is referenced in the very first sentence: " Ibrahim [...]

Kottke Goes Pro

I have been reading kottke for a long time and always liked him esp. the tone and cadence of his writing. Today, he declared that he is going pro: "blogging for blogging's sake". He has quit his job and will attempt to write the blog only for a year. I, for one, am psyched for [...]

Eulogy for Thompson

[Sepoy notes: Gentle Readers, my good friend farangi shares his thoughts about HST. If HST lives on in anyone's soul - I point squarely to farangi and his upcoming saga of rocking in Jerusalem.] Rumor holds that Hunter Thompson has been temporarily dead several times already; each round of scuttlebutt credited those lapses into the [...]

Dr. Gonzo, RIP

  Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed [...]

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