Entries from April 2007

Yeah What Is That

News.com.au – Lesbians twice as likely to be obese LESBIANS are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for obesity-related health problems and death, US researchers said. … “The results of these studies indicate that lesbian women have a better body image than do heterosexual […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Peter Recommends CCIII

I think Half might appreciate this t-shirt.

Categories: Art and Literature

Reader Poll

Last night Instapundit linked to this: An American Expat in South East Asia – All Your Toilets Are Belong To Us Incidentally, my mother once followed a tour bus of Chinese into a public toilet in Banff a couple years ago, and said it was just disgusting and she ran right out of it. Toilet […]

Categories: Science and Nature

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

One of these things just doesn’t belong: The Times called this photo “creviceheads” and then a serial number. What on earth could that mean. The Times – Five given life for fertiliser bomb terror plot<br/> Link to 7/7 bombers can be revealed for the first time Five members of a British al-Qaeda cell were jailed […]

Categories: People and Current Events

There Goes Any Lingering Desire to Go to China For the Olympics

The Sunday Times – Old Beijing falls to Olympics bulldozer Even the scribes of the Chinese state media were moved to a chorus of wistful regret last week at the news that the home of Beijing Opera is to be razed as the city’s redevelopment for the 2008 Olympics reaches a climax. The demolition of […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Yee-Friggin-Haw

This one is filed under the Read the Whole Thing category. You won’t see another one again any time soon. Sunday Telegraph – US aircrews show Taliban no mercy Caught in the middle of the Helmand river, the fleeing Taliban were paddling their boat back to shore for dear life. Smoke from the ambush they […]

Categories: War and Peace

Hold Onto Your Vodka; There's an American Psychologist About

The Sunday Times – Middle-class child neglect<br/> It’s a depressing world when people need to be told to speak to their children, by India Knight Anyway, I was sitting there thinking that it’s a depressing world when people need to be told that it’s a good idea to speak to their small children, especially if […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Pass the Vodka and Praise Boris Yeltsin!

The Sunday Times – If you want to change the world, elect a drunk like Yeltsin, by Rod Liddle So farewell, Boris Yeltsin. He was perhaps the perfect Russian leader, saving the authorities the usual need to provide hundreds of gallons of formaldehyde by comprehensively pickling himself while still alive. Indeed, while still in office. […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Juicy Juicy!

Written by Carl Bernstein?! You know, when Kitty Kelly wrote her pulp piece on the Bush family lo these three years ago, people were quoting it for months before it actually came out, it seems. And yet Mr Bernstein is actually reputable. He was played by Dustin Hoffman! The Sunday Times – Watergate reporter Bernstein […]

Categories: Art and Literature

I Think the IRA Would Prefer People Know They Do Actually Have a Country In Mind, Thanks

Pakistan Daily Times – ‘Terrorism can’t be linked to any nation, religion’ MADRID: Spain and Pakistan on Friday rejected associating terrorism with any nation, culture, or religion. Very useful. Or maybe the Spanish are just trying to dodge the Andalusian Issue.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

You Can Always Depend On a Hug From Us

LGF – Breaking: French Hate Selves A new poll shows that the French hate themselves even more than we hate them. PARIS (Reuters) – The French dislike themselves even more than the Americans dislike them, according to an opinion poll published on Friday. The survey of six nations, carried out for the International Herald Tribune […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Luck of the Northern Irish

The Times – Political Picture<br/> Voters should have to produce identification before casting ballots The Government offers the sense that it would prefer a flawed election to one that might involve more intense obligations on voters who are already reluctant to vote in the current lax fashion. This will not do. Low turnouts might devalue […]

Categories: Politics

Holy Thickened Plot, Batman

So, I just found the strangest headline: Telegraph – Kidnap girl might be witness against mother Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian girl who was kidnapped, held captive and abused for almost a decade, could testify in a court case which may prove her own mother was behind the ordeal. (Links in the original) Thinking, “What?” I […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Disenfranchising the African: Someone Get Al Sharpton On the Line

Opinion Journal – Africans for Wolfowitz<br/> Third World reformers resist a coup by rich Europeans. Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s poorest region, and Mr. Wolfowitz has appropriately made it his top priority. On his first day on the job, he met with a large group of African ambassadors and advocates. His first trip as bank […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

If I Join Your Protest Do I Get My Own Elephant?

The Times – Buddhists demand protection BANGKOK Hundreds of Buddhist monks, led by nine elephants, marched on parliament to demand that Buddhism be enshrined as the national religion in Thailand’s postcoup constitution. Buddhist activists fear their religion is being undermined, citing violent incidents in the south, where Muslim insurgents have killed monks and bombed temples, […]

Categories: People and Current Events