Entries from January 2005
This couldn’t wait. How can you tell when the new Medicaire Perscription Drug Benefit is being written by men? Why, when they include free Viagra for all, the dirty wankers. If you really want to hear one of my rants, just get me started on the complete and utter ease by which men get Viagra, [...]
But here’s something to keep you Australians and Asians occupied through the long American Continent night.
Okay, everyone’s already properly fisked the “Good For the Iraqis. But There Were Problems” articles out there, Tim Blair probably best of all. I’d just like to ask one question, and I only took one semester of Journalism, but I did read the Associated Press Stylebook pretty closely, and I do remember something from the [...]
Categories: Business & Media
And laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.. HMCS Chicoutimi Update Not the original post, but the update. I’m proud to have contributed to such a popular blog devoted to a subject requiring so narrow an expertise.
Categories: War and Peace
Iraq is now the home of the brave – and soon the free, By Mark Steyn I find this interesting, in the grand scheme of things: But nevertheless there they were, prosperous, well-dressed Spaniards waving placards showing US missiles and dollar bills going into the ballot box and noisily objecting to the fraud of a [...]
Seen on Chrenkoff: Bush’s big win in Iraq puts him in a similar position to this famous personality: “Sistani emerges winner even without taking part in Iraq vote”. Bush’s excuse for non-participation is that he’s Texan; Sistani, on the other hand is Iranian. Both are oil-rich fundamentalist states, according to the relativist left; the difference [...]
Go read what Chrenkoff has to say about what Kos had to say. I shan’t tarnish this space with such ridiculous cockatoo droppings. I will say, though, that I haven’t heard any actual historian so far compare Iraq to Vietnam. Nor, for that matter, Iraq to anything else. Military historians have been bobbing around comparing [...]
DRAFT CONDI RICE! The only reason I would ever countenance a Hillary administration would be watching Bill as First Husband spend every waking minute from July to December planning the Christmas decorations with the household staff and the pastry chefs. If he could refrain from pinching the maids’ bottoms. Perhaps he’d order some of those [...]
Mark Steyn: The ‘civil war’ that wasn’t What more can I say? Oh all right, just a taste, but you have to read the whole thing: AND so the “looming Iraqi election fiasco” joins “the brutal Afghan winter” and “the brutal Iraqi summer” and “the seething Arab street” and all the other junk in the [...]
Categories: War and Peace
You may think that you have felt dumb before, but let me tell you something: until you have stood in front of a man who knows real pain and told him that you are against your country’s alleviation of his country’s state-sponsored murderous suffering, you have not felt truly, deeply, like a total fucking moron. [...]
Japanese Toilets culled from this Gizmodo entry, in which the following is pointed out: This isn’t particularly new—in fact, it could be as old as the hills, if the hills were made in the ’90s. But there has never been a fancy Japanese toilet control panel I haven’t enjoyed looking at and this is certainly [...]
If 30 is a lifetime, and I’m 24… Oi. Or maybe, like shoe sizes, the goal post is being moved to make rich people feel good about themselves (I used to be an 8. Now I’m down to as little as a 6.5.). Everyone was so shocked and scandalized when Lauren Bacall said that Nicole [...]
I just wanted a quick rant about yogourt. American yogourt, specifically. I bought Yoplait’s lo-carb yogourt, not because I’m on the Atkins diet, but because it said it has less sugar. And American yogourt is always too sweet. But it’s not less sweet. Instead it’s got this weird chalky aftertaste. And it’s a really strange [...]
Mrs. Clinton just fainted during a speech. I was ready with all sorts of snarky comments, however I’ve decided in the spirit of reaching out to refrain until it’s established that she is okay. Update: God she looks old. Better reacquaint yourself with the blow-drier, dear. It lifts your face well.
A different sort of story about bravery and resourcefulness in the face of certain death: Man peed way out of avalanche In the Slovak Tatra mountains: He said: “I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard [...]
Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs