Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Axis of Ego Podcast: 2-28-11

The end of February brings with it an eclectic podcast.  Tom and Mike discuss all of the following things, although not necessarily in this order: (1) Highlights from the past week on The Axis of Ego, (2) Mike’s favorite mammals, … Continue reading

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Sunday Spambag

Those of you who have been following this site with any regularity undoubtedly know that there are many ways to interact with the Axis of Ego.  We have an e-mail account, comments options on the blog itself, as well as … Continue reading

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Random Jaw-Dropping 80’s Moment: The Hitler Rap

I’m pretty confident this wouldn’t fly today. As part of the soundtrack to his 1983 movie “To Be or Not to Be,” Mel Brooks recorded (as Hitler!) a Fuhrer-themed rap song entitled “To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 2/24/11

Yesterday was quite a day around these parts.*  I can think of no better way to follow up an academic-style commentary about the Obama Administration’s decision to cease defending DOMA than with an analysis of the relative merits of three … Continue reading

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Obama, DOMA, and Myopia

The Department of Justice announced this week that it will no longer attempt to defend the Defense of Marriage Act from federal lawsuits, saying, in part [T]he President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plea for Twitter Followship

I’ve been extremely pleased with the growth of this very young website so far.  I struggle to come up with any complaints whatsoever about the subject.  Buuuuuuut . . . if you twist my arm, I have to say that … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Against All Odds

Tom and Mike review some of the top stories of the week and add additional insights. Don’t let the subtitle fool you – this ‘cast has nothing whatsoever to do with either the 1985 Jeff Bridges / James Woods / … Continue reading

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Fake Religion / Fake Apostate

Lawrence Wright’s 26-page New Yorker exposé of Paul Haggis’s defection from the Church of Scientology is a balls-out hit parade of insanity.  In “The Apostate,” Wright reveals the squirrel-on-skis nuttiness of the church and its equally nutty celebrity adherents, complete … Continue reading

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Fish-related Puns Are Too Easy

A controversial magic trick has been ruffling the feathers of our Chinese friends non-enemies this week.  The trick, which appears to approximate a synchronized swimming routine, except with a half-dozen Chinese goldfish, is alleged by numerous animal rights groups to rely … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 2/17/11

Can the long-awaited cinematic tale of Michael Scarn top defending champ 30 Rock, or will Sterling Archer’s own action / intrigue (and Burt Reynolds references) allow upstart Archer to take the crown from venerable and little-watched NBC fare? Here’s how … Continue reading

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