March 2004

Common Mispronunciation

“Common Mispronunciation” is full of idiotspeak that we Maddens frown on down on. Some is just nitpicking, but hey.


Dan
Words
03/31/04

4 comments

Myrtle Beach

The famous golf vacation in Myrtle Beach is over and I did worse than anyone else. I brought 4 dozen…


Dad
News
03/28/04

1 comments

Pigs at the Trough

For those of you who haven’t heard enough about Enron, Worldcom, Tyco, and other outrageous business scandals in recent months, Arianna Huffington’s book is for you.


Dad
Reviews
03/20/04

1 comments

Petroleum

Petra=rock, oleum=oil. Why did this never click before?


Patrick
Connections/Words
03/18/04

1 comments

Pato (and Adi) Reading

Pato demonstrates his reading skills, and Adi helps too.


Patrick
Movies
03/16/04

0 comments

Catch [It] If You Can

Leonardo DiCaprio gives a surprisingly great performance in a superb film: Catch Me If You Can.


Patrick
Reviews
03/16/04

2 comments

Mom & Leftovers

Dave Barry’s take on house cleaning.


David
Funnies
03/14/04

1 comments

Sara

Sara Teresa Elizabeth Madden Cabrera, welcome to the family!


Patrick
Felicitations/News
03/10/04

10 comments

Piggies and Toadies

I’ve been reading Arianna Huffington’s book Pigs at the Trough in which she exposes the abuses of power that are…


Dad
Words
03/09/04

1 comments

(Online) Museum of Bad Art

This is the (Online) Museum of Bad Art.


Dan
Recommendations
03/09/04

3 comments

Plato sees our day

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.


Patrick
Quotes
03/09/04

4 comments

Feeling Badly

Do you feel badly? Are you a bad feeler? Is it in your hands or in your heart?


Patrick
Recommendations
03/08/04

2 comments

Me and Che

I look like Che in this picture.


Patrick
Pictures
03/06/04

6 comments

(Root) Beer

When Pato says his favorite drink is beer, his kindergarten teacher freaks.


Patrick
Stories
03/06/04

5 comments

Peach

If peaches are not “peach” colored, then what is?


Patrick
Observations
03/06/04

6 comments

Woman/Women

How come changing an a to an e makes the o sound different?


Patrick
Words
03/04/04

3 comments

Recycling Writing

Ian Frazier has now published three similar essays about getting plastic bags out of trees.


Patrick
Observations
03/02/04

14 comments

Gay Marriage

an abomination by any other name still stinks to high heaven


Dad
Observations
03/02/04

4 comments

51/49

About the ratio of real-world coin toss results, David Aldous, a statistician at the University of California, Berkeley applies, “This is a good lesson that even in simple things that people take for granted, there may be unexpected subtleties.”


Dan
Explanations
03/02/04

1 comments

Snowball Fighting Championships

Adding to the evidence that there are championships in everything, here’s an article about the Japanese Snowball Fighting Championships. Maybe…


Patrick
News
03/01/04

4 comments

The Passion

We saw Mel Gibsonís The Passion of the Christ yesterday and found it extremely powerful and suitably controversial.


Dad
Reviews
03/01/04

3 comments
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