Entries from February 2007

Learning From Sierra Leone

Bit of an unexpected comparison. Telegraph – Notebook: Nine-year-olds can handle guns. By WF Deedes Just, ah, saying.

Categories: People and Current Events

On Bookplates

Opinion Journal – Still Stuck<br/> After all these years, some of us still appreciate bookplates. BY JOANNE KAUFMAN sigh I don’t know where I first saw them, but I’ve always wanted them. But not the cheesy worm ones that say “This Book Belongs To”, but some nice Art Nouveau ones that say “Ex Libris”. Not […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Modern Medicine is UnIslamic – And So Is Your Nondenominational Kid Not Getting Sick With Mumps – Amongst Other Things

So, hey Britain, any of this making a dent? Yes? No? Hello? The Independent – MUSLIMS: ‘BAN’ UN-ISLAMIC SCHOOLS DEMANDS for a ban on “un-Islamic” activities in schools will be set out by the Muslim Council of Britain today. Targets include playground games, swimming lessons, school plays, parents’ evenings and even vaccinations. And the calls […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Glories of Russian Engineering

Hey if you’re going to mess up, be impressive about it. Astronomy Picture of the Day – Mystery Over Australia this stunning view through dark skies over western Australia… the famous Southern Cross, the dark Coal Sack Nebula, and bright reddish emission regions surrounding massive star Eta Carinae. Recorded Tuesday at about 2 am, the […]

Categories: Science and Nature

The Wisdom of Babes

Via Instapundit: IRAQIS ON THE TROOPS: Now, “If you talk to these sheiks, they’ll tell you that they’re in no hurry to see the Americans leave al-Anbar,” he said. “One thing Sheikh Sattar keeps saying is he wants al-Anbar to be like Germany and Japan and South Korea were after their respective wars, with a […]

Categories: War and Peace

Where Are the Pissed Off Russians

So we’re watching season 5 of 24. And every time a guy with swarthy skin picks up a gun on that stupid show CAIR goes nuts and Kiefer Sutherland has to do a PSA. But at least the swarthy gun-weilders on that show are always good looking and noble and love their wives and idealistic […]

Categories: Entertainment

Did I Just See "Denim Jeans"?

I mean, I know that jeans are a great and glorious contribution to the rest of the world, but surely if the US never existed they’d at least be seen as a Mexican contribution to the globe? Err, well, Spanish, at least. And if there’s one thing we can trust them to do without our […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Putting Britney Out of Her Misery

Telegraph – Is this the end of the superstar era?<br/> Britney and Robbie may have problems, but it’s the music business that’s facing meltdown. Neil McCormick asks where the stars went, while insiders predict the future of music Key line: People feared that the web would make everything homogeneous, but it seems to be doing […]

Categories: Entertainment

Read This One Quietly

Telegraph – Crisp lettuce and a happy budgie<br/> Quaint household tips that have been rediscovered after more than 50 years could easily come into their own again, says Cassandra Jardine Though the booklet probably dates from the Fifties, Malcolm Chapman describes his mother’s heyday as pre-war. On marriage to his father, a manager in a […]

Categories: History

When News Like This Starts to Just Get Boring

Reuters – Iran defies deadline to halt atom work: U.N. watchdog Didn’t I say there’s nothing new going on?

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I Want it On Record — Etched In Stone Beneath the Last One — That I Am Against The Times's Removing Their Freaking Nav

Where the hell is the comment section!??!?! Update: Well, I found it, but it may not have been worth the trouble. Lawdy something needs to happen in the world. Update II: Ooh here we go: BBC – NZ fishermen land colossal squid One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres. […]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXCVI

So the interviews are a little hokey, but hey: I mean, if you think of it, walking is a pretty bizarre thing. “Controlled falling,” Peter calls it. And dogs aren’t exactly built for it. Well, evidently they are. Does this mean if Faith has puppies dogs will finally figure, “The hell with this” and start […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Life Imitates Lawrence of Arabia

National Post – The sound and the fury of ethnic outreach TORONTO – The Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security had a noble mission when it was set up three years ago: to engage the country’s ethnic communities in Canada’s fight against terrorism. Some now call it the “circus.” The round table’s meetings, which bring together national […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Week in Comic Strip

Pretty succinctly put. Wheat & Weeds – “For The Boys”

Categories: War and Peace

My Life as a Goat

Well, it’s a bit odd, at first, but then to think about it a moment, I must admit that, were I a goat, I’d be up a tree too. pildiblog – Viljad on valminud! Tree goats

Categories: Science and Nature