This is where the really old stuff lives. These are articles I wrote broadly between 1996 and 2008, and most of them are at the older end of that spectrum. As a form of disclaimer, views expressed in them are very likely not my current views, and there's a decent chance they were satirical at the time, so there you have it. Also, the dates given here are the last times they were edited.

On some pages, I've added an 'In Hindsight' section to the beginning, as a kind of update and to add context, for what it's worth. Yes, some of this is completely cringe-worthy.

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