Entries from November 2009

Copenhagen, Flowcharted

Look! It’s our old friend, the Pedant-General in Ordinary, writing at The Devil’s Kitchen!

Categories: Science and Nature

In Which Modern Historians Take On History's Greatest Injustices

There is SO much going on in this I don’t even know where to start. Drunken effen language alert. Drunk History, vol. 3, “Late one night Jen Kirkman drank a bottle and a half of wine and then discussed an historical event…”

Categories: History

Voting For Minarets, Capital Punishment, Corporal Punishment, Prince Charles' Architectural Aesthetic and Immigration

So the Swiss have voted to ban minarets (incidentally, an interesting article here on how the vote was being led by Swiss women: “If we give them a minaret, they’ll have us all wearing burqas,” said Julia Werner, a local housewife. “Before you know it, we’ll have sharia law and women being stoned to death […]

Categories: People and Current Events

So You Say You Want Another War Inquiry

The Spectator Blog – The Iraq inquiry we should be having, by Fraser Nelson Do we still have the will to win in Afghanistan? If so, the question the Iraq inquiry should be asking is not “how did we get into this war” – we have had a number of separate inquiries into that already […]

Categories: War and Peace

Surprised Kitty Slays Me

Curtsy: Brett McS. Weirdly, Peter had JUST FINISHED WATCHING it (oh his laptop) when I opened mine and said, “Wait, how did you get this?” and I told him and then I said “YOU MEAN YOU KNEW ABOUT THIS AND DIDN’T SHOW ME?!” And he said “I just saw it! Like seconds ago! I asked […]

Categories: Catblogging

The View From 30,000 Feet

Just for something to post today, I figured I’d go with this little pock-mark in Oregon, Crater Lake.

Categories: Science and Nature

I Just Want To Point Out the Cutest Outfit In the History of Ever, Ever

It’s at Neiman Marcus.

Categories: Uncategorized

Next Under the Bus: White House Flack For the Office of Protocol

On my phone (don’t make me get the link) looking at the WSJ and, in “White House Crashers Filmed for Show,” this popped out at me: A Bravo spokeswoman said that the couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, had told camera crews for Half Yard Productions, which produces the reality television series “The Real Housewives of […]

Categories: Entertainment

It's So Nice Here

Just look at that blue sky. 70°. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

Categories: Science and Nature

I (and Kentucky) Demand Recognition!

I learned two shocking things today! One! That Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were born within blocks (in an early 19th century sort of way) of eachother in Kentucky, just one year apart and, Two! That Steves Jobs and Wozniak gave birth to the first Apple Computer in Steve’s parents’ garage in Los Altos! You […]

Categories: History

Sniffle XLX

Telegraph – Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, dies<br/> Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, has died after succumbing to the effects of a heatwave in southern Australia. The 23-year-old ewe, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, died peacefully on her farm at Lake Bolac, 57 miles west of Melbourne, after a short illness. Lucky’s owner […]

Categories: Science and Nature

In Which It Is Discovered – To Everyone's Astonishment – That Nations Do Not Operate Like Dizzy American Female Voters

Via Wheat & Weeds again: Der Spiegel – Obama’s Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage Barack Obama looked tired on Thursday, as he stood in the Blue House in Seoul, the official residence of the South Korean president. He also seemed irritable and even slightly forlorn. The CNN cameras had already […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Lancashire Hard 'At

Looks a lot like a Yorkshire flat ‘at. This is amazing. Curtsy: Rueful Red in the comments to my Drexel Shaft video, “Here’s how they used to do it in Lancashire:” Fred Dibnah How to bring down a chimney stack.<br/>

Categories: History

Detroit: 28% Unemployed and the Dead Lay Unburied

The Times – Unburied bodies tell the tale of Detroit — a city in despair Unburied bodies piling up in the city mortuary — it reached 70 earlier this year — is the latest and perhaps most appalling indignity to be heaped on the people of Detroit. The motor city that once boasted the highest […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Oh Canada: Now Advertising a Land of Non-Barbarianisms

I’ve had these three articles filed away in my Google reader for a couple weeks, so apologies if it’s old news, but here they are in the order I found them… National Post – Father Raymond de Souza: Immigration and values Jason Kenney, the Citizenship and Immigration minister, told National Post columnist Father Raymond de […]

Categories: History