Entries from October 2006

Feeling Wholesome and Smug all at the Same Time

Off to a bit of a late start today [cough]. Spent the mid-day at paint and DIY stores and the afternoon sanding off the crap spray-on wall texture so popular during the 80s. But between the DIY and the sanding, we went to Uwajimaya (which I’ve been looking forward to all week) and stocked up […]

Categories: Food

The Brussels Journal Checks Its Email

Do you people remember this? This was one of the very first email forwards I got when I first got online in 94 or whenever (but viz a tvist!): The Brussels Journal – If Zis Mad You Smil, Pleas Pas On to Oza Pepl

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Deuling Sick People

I wasn’t going to mention any of this, but now it’s just getting funny. Power Line – Ouch!

Categories: Science and Nature


I love Tom, but I won’t try quoting. It’s all great stuff. Telegraph – The BBC’s commitment to bias is no laughing matter. By Tom Leonard (But even so, I love Spooks!) (Of course, as an American I’m default Right Wing Death Beast no matter how cultural I might be on this side of the […]

Categories: Business & Media

Zee German Spine

Strange. Germany steps into a role in Afghanistan taking it into a combat place it hasn’t been in since losing WWII (about which I can find no story on Google News, though there’s 691 about that skull), German soldiers act like soldiers by doing silly things with skulls, and now Mozart lovers are standing up […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Back From China

The Times – Awakenings<br/> Faith is returning to the centre of public debate As the Archbishop of Canterbury argues in our pages today, anyone, particularly any clergyman, returning to Britain in the past few days would be surprised by how religion, and not football or politics, dominates discussions. What is often seen as the most […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXXV

RC2, in the comments: a British Air ad I used to love when I was a kid. It ended with Robert Morley saying, “Come back! All is forgiven!” Hahahaha

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Peter Costello's Influence Reaching Europe

Mark Steyn should be happy. ABC (Oz) – Princess Mary pregnant again One for mum, one for dad, and one for the Danish royal family! (They’re half-way there!)

Categories: People and Current Events

Always Ending His Interviews on a Light Note

Phoooo Human Events Online – Exclusive Interview Q&A: Mark Steyn on the Threat of Islam (mp3) Insta-Update: I suppose the good thing about all that is that the environment will benefit when the “youths” run out of cars to burn.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Dr Jeremy

BBC – Clarkson gives Hammond all-clear Thank god. We’re starting to go through withdrawal. The other night we were sitting down to flip through the TiVo’s offering of Simpsons reruns and Peter asked “Did we miss a series of Top Gear or something?” I had to remind him, gently and with the consideration due his […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Asking the Tough Questions

the question of whether the IAEA can be trusted to be “continuously objective and impartial” Pfff-hahahahaha Opinion Journal – Secretary of State ElBaradei The U.N. arms inspector goes soft on Iran, but hard on Congress. I don’t know why I bother, but I feel like we’re due for a UN-Sanctioned-Mahdi-With-a-Missile Update. Mohamed ElBaradei, the director […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

My Mecca

BBC – Food festival has peace on menu One of the world’s most famous food festivals is celebrating its 10th anniversary by trying to promote not only good taste, but peace. The Salone del Gusto – the Exhibition of Taste – is the showcase of the Slow Food movement, which was founded to counter the […]

Categories: Food

Somebody Get Me a Fainting Couch

Last night Bubblehead rode in as my knight in shining top-secret-submarine-coating to tell me that the Vegemite Ban is a hoax.

Categories: Food

Herding Cats

Australian Sheikhs Feiz Muhammad and Taj Din al-Hilali hand women of the world a breakthrough in identifying the problem with the opposite sex! Update (10.26): Good gracious it got beyond just Tim Blair! Times Online – Muslim cleric triggers outrage by blaming women for rape (Yeah like it’s the first time) Australia’s most senior Muslim […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Adventures in Media Consumption

I’m sensing a trend. There’s a feeling, as if… as if… As if maybe people are getting a little fed up with the media. Not that they’d actually stop watching, or anything. No that would be too productive. LGF – The Forced Conversion That the Media Forgot I’ve noticed something very odd about news reports […]

Categories: Business & Media