Entries from March 2008

I'm In Maui, Day 11!

After a fun weekend, we’re back (I’m back, Peter’s being dragged along) to doing useful stuff: lampshades, pillows, dishes, utensils, armchair, fake flowers, fake plants, cooking utensils, a jar to put them in, and other stuff like that. But Twitter-readers will have noticed we went whale watching Friday night. Peter has all the better pictures […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Hollywood Ahead of Us Nonfunctioning Marketplacers

Linked to by LGF: I’m told #7 Stop-Loss opened to only $1.6 million Friday from just 1,291 plays and should eke out $4 M. Although the drama from MTV Films was the best-reviewed movie opening this weekend, Paramount wasn’t expecting much because no Iraq war-themed movie has yet to perform at the box office. “It’s […]

Categories: Entertainment

Remembering Raphaël

This is rather entertaining: The Sunday Times – Carla Bruni, a perfectly lovely predator<br/> One shouldn’t love her, really, but I’m nearly as mad about her as Sarkozy is, by India Knight Although I don’t get why these women columnists keep saying she’s such a threat. Doesn’t that imply (or aren’t they admiting) that the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

I'm in Maui, Day 8!

Since Peter arrived last night, I’ve been doing more touristy things: dinner last night at Leilanis, a day bobbing around in the ocean and wandering around Lahaina, an evening daubing lotion on the bits of me I didn’t touch up properly after bobbing around in the ocean… (damnit!) But lest you think I wasn’t getting […]

Categories: Science and Nature

And a Moment For the Two of You to Geek Out/Grieve

Times Online – Shane Warne retires from first-class cricket

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Berkeley Spreads

NUT. They’re called nuts. The Times – The Army must go into schools Rule one: never underestimate the vacuous posturing of the National Union of Teachers, by Magnus Linklater Yesterday the NUT debated a motion that stated that: “Teachers and schools should not be conduits for either the dissemination of MoD propaganda or the recruitment […]

Categories: War and Peace

Consort Perks

Lucky Philip. Now, seriously, people. This is a major crisis. Carla Bruni, fashion model, seen nude by most of Europe, is now the First Lady of France. If this isn’t a desperate reason to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House, I don’t know what is.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I Have a New Tagline:

ninme: Hotness for Word Guys (Curtsy: RC2, who just emailed me that, right before he emailed me the other thing, hence the “devil” remark in the previous post.)

Categories: Wildcard

Get Me a Lawyer!

I am outraged, outraged! that Disney is using my trade name to market their cheesy merchandise to the Asian market! Curtsy: Vanderleun (speak of the devil, RC2, and he shall email you!), who just emailed it to me. Because I can’t reply: No, I haven’t seen it.

Categories: Business & Media

Doomed, Doomed In Every Way!

I’ve had this open since Saturday, so I really should just link to it now so I can close the window (my poor lil’ laptop doesn’t do multiple Safari windows very well (it’s all those ads)): Telegraph – Without Christianity, our society is doomed , by Peter Mullen It’s quite a ripping wee piece, by […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Free the African Banana!

The Times – This organic view is bananas<br/> Why should African farmers suffer because do-gooders are trying to cut carbon emissions? by Mick Hume To all of the ill-effects blamed on man-made global warming, we might add one more. It appears that an obsession with climate change can make sane people warm to mad ideas. […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Palm Trees, Git Yer Palm Trees Here

I didn’t take this today, but yesterday after all my toils I felt like I needed to take a picture of the beach: I feel sort of dishonest posting it (“hey, look at the great beach I’ve been sitting on!”) since I haven’t set foot on it since, and had to make a point to […]

Categories: Wildcard

So That's Where All the White People Are

When I say “white”, I don’t mean caucasion. I mean people that aren’t a rawhide, wrinkly leather brown, nor bright red (because an excruciating and dangerous sunburn is a great way to get a headstart on getting “colour”). I went to Mass this morning, and everyone was just so normal. And pretty much everybody (except […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Free Tsering Wangmo

Just about two years ago, I posted Free Tibet, which linked to an Alice Thomson column about her trip to see the Dalai Lama, which was probably one of the most memorable articles I’ve read. She’s bringing it up again: Telegraph – Gordon Brown must back Tibet’s freedom fight, by Alice Thomson The last image […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Divorce Attorneys Most Lawyers Use

You know those old toothbrush ads where it’s all about telling you what brand of toothbrush most dentists use? Telegraph – Only fools represent themselves in court, by Harry Mount In private, divorce lawyers not only say you shouldn’t employ yourself for your divorce; they also say you shouldn’t employ them either – ie just […]

Categories: People and Current Events