Entries from April 2005


Last night, saw Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Very funny. Must see. Strays from the book but in a way that you’re glad they didn’t make the book stray. Today, Indian groceries from Mayuri, best Indian grocery in the Puget Sound area (that I can find), then a bunch of wax and microfiber doohickies for […]

Categories: Wildcard



Categories: Business & Media

Desperately Clinging to Optimism?

Or is he right? Or does it matter one way or the other because of the sort of thing Gerard Baker wrote about? The Edge of England’s Sword – Likely Surprises in the Polls

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Never Heard of It

Alan got to be Latin. Jerk. You are ‘Gregg shorthand’. Originally designed to enable people to write faster, it is also very useful for writing things which one does not want other people to read, inasmuch as almost no one knows shorthand any more. You know how important it is to do things efficiently and […]

Categories: Wildcard

News From the Beeb

First of all, they’re asking if they should ask for photos from their readers. We will keep using numerous pictures from agencies and other professionals, as I acknowledged last week, but anyone can help if they think we have a problem with our “stock pictures” – the cow, gay couple, woman having scan, odd dog, […]

Categories: War and Peace

This Stupid Election

Times Online – Heavy taxes, a bloated state – we’re marching down the road to serfdom, by Gerard Baker t will get worse. The Government now backs a more or less open-ended commitment to pouring ever more resources into the demonstrably inefficient bureaucracy of the NHS. Pensions, welfare benefits and education will devour tens of […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Canada Cracking Up

Strategy Page – The Next Failed State, by Austin Bay If you don’t know about Canada’s crooked politicians, you’re not alone. Democracy and free speech are breaking out in Beirut, but they’re both taking a beating in Ontario. The Canadian government has a press clamp on an investigation into the ruling Liberal Party’s “Adscam” kickback […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I Can Be l33t Too!

Peter just sent this. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: trailer with added subtitles for the 133t among us! Right click to download. N quite SFW. Great quality vid, though, and I love that this version of the trailer is the one that best advertises the movie. The others, especially the TV spots, make it […]

Categories: Entertainment

Ted Kennedy, Call Your Office.

Anyone else notice the big deal the Beeb’s been making all week about Vietnam? I dunno what, exactly, because I wasn’t there and I don’t really give a rat’s rear end, but everyday they’ve had a new feature. Today’s? In pictures: The war from the North, or “How North Vietnamese photographers saw the war.” Meanwhile, […]

Categories: War and Peace

Recruitment Problems Solved

You guys have to watch Brit Hume tonight, especially the report (two thirds of the way in) on the catered meals to troops in Iraq. Oh. My. Goodness. Salad bars, stir fries, a pastry chef, six different main courses, 9 flavours of ice cream… They need to put that report on the Army/Marine webpages and […]

Categories: War and Peace

Now It's Official

There’s now a Benedict XVI section in the Holy Father index on the Vatican webpage, and they’ve taken his portrait. Isn’t he cute? And the indexes are so little! GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 27 April 2005 – his first.

Categories: People and Current Events

What a Relief

I hope she’s right. This is London – Brosnan ‘will stay on as 007′ – By Metro Pierce Brosnan will play James Bond in the next 007 film, co-star Dame Judi Dench has revealed The 51-year-old will reprise his role as the suave secret agent in Casino Royale, she said. ‘Despite the fact that everyone […]

Categories: Entertainment

Waltzing Matilda

The Daily Demarche – Compare and Contrast The comparison is between the youths of Germany and our Brothers-in-Language down under regarding the Holocaust and WWII and Anzac Day.

Categories: History

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day LXXVII

the stupid shall be punished – Staff Officer Quotes 3 “Things are looking up for us here. In fact, Papua-New Guinea is thinking of offering two platoons: one of Infantry (headhunters) and one of engineers (hut builders). They want to eat any Iraqis they kill. We’ve got no issues with that, but State is being […]

Categories: War and Peace

That's Sweet

Lookit (via An Englishman’s Castle: Rt. Hon. Michael Ancram QC: Deputy Party Leader This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved, there are no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on 5th May 2005 With a nice picture of him in a plain black field. […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs