Entries from September 2005

When Movie Stars Go Political

They resort to spam. I just got an email from New Line for A History of Violence, which I shan’t link to because they don’t deserve it. But boy, how Aragorn has fallen.

Categories: Entertainment

Peter Recommends LXX

These people are such greedy bastards. No wonder music sucks: PC Pro – Warner chief threatens to scalp iTunes A Warner Music executive has threatened to cut off Apple if Steve Jobs continues to refuse to give ground on iTunes Music Store pricing. Digital strategy chief Michael Nash said during a discussion at a wireless […]

Categories: Electronics

Oh Lord There's Nothing Happening

Except: Southern California is on fire. As it is every year. As it will be again. Trust me. 19 Eastern European women, forced into prostitution, were released from captivity in a brothel in Birmingham. No word if the “massage parlour’s” name, “Cuddles,” was the tip-off behind the bust. And no sign of any UN Peace […]

Categories: People and Current Events

AIDS, Africa, and Taking the Hand That Cures You For Granted.

The Western Standard – Rubber fetish: The UN is too focused on pushing condoms to address effectively Africa’s deadly AIDS crisis, by Mark Steyn But in Africa Stephen Lewis remains Kofi Annan’s numero uno AIDS honcho, and the other day he turned up in a widely reported story, whose headline in The Daily Telegraph catches […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Just In Time For Hallowe'en

joystiq – Caption contest: $59 Mario outfit, mustache not included I’ve always thought of Princess Peach as shorter than that, somehow…

Categories: Entertainment

Silly Binny

Times Online – The day when Osama bin Laden applied for asylum – in Britain. By Daniel McGrory HE CLAIMS to hate everything the West stands for. But yesterday it emerged that Osama bin Laden sought asylum in Britain even as he was planning the September 11 attacks on the US. See, that’s his first […]

Categories: War and Peace

More Proof That Bill O'Reilly Is a Self-Satisfied Idiot

The one time I turned on his show he had this big long self-serving rant about how stupid these people are but that the judges won’t do it because they’re intelligent and there’s no way that anyone could be that wrong to disagree with Bill O’Reilly. FOXnews – Judge: Release Abu Ghraib Photos NEW YORK […]

Categories: War and Peace

Sally Rovers

Melanie Phillips’s Diary – Britain’s 200-year jihad On my travels for the past few days, I have been reading a book which tells the story of a quite astonishing part of British history of which I was previously unaware. In ‘White Gold’, Giles Milton records the appalling details … of a seaborne Islamic jihad against […]

Categories: History

Peter Recommends LXIX

An alternate trailer for the Shining. Peter wonders if it was a school project, and thinks it would make a great school project. I’ve never seen the Shining so I didn’t totally get it till the end. It’s pretty funny. And quite well done.

Categories: Entertainment

That Familiar Damage to …Democracy Thing

Telegraph – Ousting Schröder For the past 11 days, the world has been treated to the unedifying spectacle of Gerhard Schröder claiming a mandate to continue as German chancellor. Seemingly intoxicated by his remarkable closing of the electoral gap, he first advanced the specious argument that his Social Democrats (SPD) had won a greater share […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Fuscus Nero

Telegraph – A Scottish streak of tapioca as prime minister – bring it on! By Boris Johnson Never mind an election; never mind democracy. Sometime soonish Tony Blair and the Labour Party will part company, with many a dry eye on either side. Gordon is simply going to be translated to Number 10, with all […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Airlines Should Try This

Labour negotiations just got more interesting. Khaleej Times – French commandos re-take ship from striking sailors A French commando unit attacking by helicopter early Wednesday stormed a cargo ferry that had been seized by striking sailors and took control of the ship near the Corsican port of Bastia, military sources said. The freighter Pascal Paoli […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Trying Way Too Hard to Review a Movie

So I’ve enjoyed some of the reviews of Serenity, which I’m looking forward to seeing, and I just sat down to try to sit through Power Line‘s review, which is typically long-winded and unnecessarily wordy, and then I got to this: A fair amount of the plot rests on the ability of the Asian-American actress […]

Categories: Entertainment

Let Me Entertain You IV

Kung Fu Hustle is a silly, silly movie. And one which everyone needs to see.

Categories: Entertainment

Chicks In Flight Suits

I like the picture. Blackfive – First All Female Crew Flies Combat Mission A successful combat mission! Good girls.

Categories: War and Peace