Entries from January 2006

Anti-Boycotts Are So Complicated

LGF – LGF in Danish Dan also notes that if we’re planning to buy Danish products, we may want to avoid products from those companies that are losing business in Arab countries—because they almost certainly agreed not to deal with Israel as a condition to sell in those countries. They made a devil’s bargain, and […]

Categories: Food

Exercises in Tautology

Infinitives Unsplit – Yet More Frankly Unbelievable Education Crassness Baby, you’ve come a long way since Laura Ingalls. (You wanna know what’s funny? The word illiterate always makes me stop and read through it slowly thinking it’s wrong. It’s all the vertical lines. They just look wrong.) Update (2.1): Telegraph – Born in a Tory […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

We Demand Return of Constantinople to Christianity

LGF – Hamas Demands Return of Seville to Islam And you can take down the minarets at Hagia Sophia while we’re swapping.

Categories: People and Current Events

The Better Billion

The Times – Steel wheels<br/> Indian entrepreneurship has much to offer the West On all these counts, China lags, an increasingly serious matter in a world where skills are valued more highly than capital. China can provide workers by the tens of millions, yet good managers are like gold dust. China can order up miles […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Tinsel Town Tops

Oscar nominations are out. Let’s go through my picks per category, shall we? I love doing this! Best actor Haven’t seen any of them Best supporting actor Haven’t seen any of them Best actress Haven’t seen any of them Best supporting actress Haven’t seen any of them Costume design Haven’t seen any of them Director […]

Categories: Entertainment

Apropos of Absolutely Nothing At All

I wanted to post this, because it cracked me up: The Sunday Telegraph – Letters Greens and royals You report that the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, The Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment are to amalgamate to become The Yorkshire Regiment. A better name would be The Prince of Wales’s […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Papal Crib Notes

RC2 reads encyclicals so you don’t have to! (hey, it’s how we met.) Exercising the best of intentions, I’ve had the poor thing in a window minimized since the thing was released last week. Come hell or high Safari-crashes, I shall read it. Eventually.

Categories: People and Current Events

Those Boys Got Alotta Protestin' to Do

Zombie – Depictions of Mohammed Throughout History Went to the store this afternoon. Got six bottles of Carlsburg. For the game. Did you doubt my sincerity? For shame. Update: The Times – Denmark faces international boycott over Muslim cartoons By Anthony Browne DENMARK faced the full fury of the Muslim world yesterday as a long-simmering […]

Categories: History

You People Should Be Paying Me $100/hr

You scored as Psychology. You should be a Psychology major!Mathematics92%Psychology92%Sociology83%Dance75%English75%Journalism75%Engineering67%Biology67%Art58%Philosophy58%Anthropology50%Theater50%Linguistics50%Chemistry33%What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)created with QuizFarm.com Curtsy: Zoe. I would never have done so, by the way. Psychology and psychiatry are worthy endeavors, in the intellectual sense, but practically, I find they’re more like orthodontists with questions.

Categories: Science and Nature

A Raspberry For Britain

The Telegraph – Home front: By Philip Johnston All British internees deserve justice Sixty years ago, when the Japanese army marched into China, and then Malaysia and Singapore, thousands of British subjects ended up in just such camps. They were not soldiers, but civilians, either members of the colonial administration or the flotsam of empire […]

Categories: History

Trials, Politics, and Miracles

Saddam’s trial needs to get on with it, Bush has gotten knocked around a bit, but isn’t quacking yet, and a French nun has been miraculously cured of Parkinsons, which might be the miracle to santo John Paul II subito.

Categories: People and Current Events


The Times – Heavens, what a waste of space, by Mark Henderson<br/> 20 years after Challenger, Nasa still hasn’t learnt its lesson The disaster should have been a turning point for humanity’s exploration of the heavens. Nasa, however, was not for turning. The culture of corner-cutting and complacency that doomed Challenger lived on, to be […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Ashes to Ashes

LA Times – Grief, Gratitude and Baby Lee (Curtsy: RC2) The Sunday Telegraph – Wogan’s World The second one you can read while your loved ones run to replenish your tissue stores after reading the first one.

Categories: People and Current Events

Vote For War With Israel: Receive a Free Gift!

LGF – Palestinians Nervous, Circulating Hamas Jokes and Hamas First Legislative Act: Shari’a Law Like Clinique! But holy!

Categories: War and Peace

Eating Danishes Doesn't Count

HNN – “BUY DANISH” ASK MY DANISH FRIENDS Since the Arab World (Joined by Kuwait: land of political progress) is boycotting Denmark to protest the evil and disrespectful illustrated depiction of Mohammed, because rather than develop a sense of humour and laugh at the comics which were funny, and maybe improve their standing in the […]

Categories: Food