Entries from November 2004

Nelson Ascher Is Very Brave

Brazil’s Contribution to the World: On the other hand, driving in my town (and it’s even worse in Rio) is much more of a Hobbesian experience, a war of all against all… As a result, over 40,000 people are killed every year on our streets and roads: as many as those who are murdered with […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I Wanna Go to This Guy's Prayer Meetings

This is the funniest delivery of bad news I have ever heard. Nice doggy.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Funny!

Curtsy: Politburo Diktat (thankfully, clemency was granted.) Modern Plagues Then go read the rest of the show trial. It’s provocative stuff.

Categories: Art and Literature

The Ecosystem

I don’t seem to be listed yet. Shoot. I’m pretty excited that Lileks is a Mortal Being, though. Ooh! The Commissar is #62, and he’s indicted me! I really am famous! I can’t believe Chrenkoff is only #98 though. I would have thought everyone would read him by now. I’ve trackbacked to him, and link […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Political Cats!

This pic’s up on Drudge.

Categories: Catblogging

Required Recycling?

Apparently (listening to radio ads, here) businesses are required to recycle paper and cardboard now in Washington. I’m kind of for this, but it’s kind of bothering me, too. The whole cheerful voiced guy telling us how fun it is to recycle, it’s good for the environment, wow how great! Oh, and by the way, […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Chrenkoff Makes a(nother) Good Point

I’ve run into quite a bit of frothing at the mouth as the bloggers respond to that ridiculous Independent article I wrote about yesterday, but, natch, Chrenkoff digs a little deeper to further debunk the moronic claim that Americans didn’t see it because we’re all a bunch of homophobes: But let’s go back to the […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Eewww

I love this sort of thing. (BBC)

Categories: Science and Nature

Hah! I knew it!

From The Independent, Alexander the (not so) Great fails to conquer America’s homophobes. Before I begin, I would just like to point out that the first I, a fairly prolific movie-goer, heard about the bi thing, was when THE GREEKS sued. IN GREECE. Not here. In the US. Alexander has proved to be the Thanksgiving […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Yuck, Spit, Hork

I read this a while ago, and had to wait to post it because I was so incensed. “Tom Hanks has been pegged to play the lead role in Sony’s upcoming film The Da Vinci Code, the adaptation of author Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, Newsweek has learned.” I think that is THE MOST horrible idea […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Sunday Book Blogging

Well folks, this one’s a no-brainer. I read this book all the way through again, for the umpteenth time, a little while ago, then quoted it for my Thanksgiving entry, then I saw it on sale at Barnes & Noble. I don’t need to be told four times. And besides, the new preview came out […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Shasta in Her Cabinet

Categories: Catblogging

Oh That's Funny…

Englishman’s Castle has a fun comment about the Chuck/Di breakup from Barbara Cartland via the the Spectator, in an article I can’t read, because I’m cheap. Well, right around when she died, one of my magazines had an interview with Barbara Cartland, and explained how closely related she was to Di, and about how she […]

Categories: Art and Literature

How Peculiar

Reading this article in Newsweek linked to by Silent Running, about the situation in the Netherlands, post Theo van Gogh’s murder, and I come across this sentence: With 16 million inhabitants, including 1 million Muslims, the Netherlands is Europe’s most densely populated country. I thought that was Monaco?

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

All Bad? Non.

It’s stuff like this that reminds us why we still love the French. Even when they’re SO irritating.

Categories: Art and Literature