Entries from January 2010

And Now: How to Dance the Jitterbug!

This is amazing. More here: Groovie Movie: Jitterbug Madness

Categories: History

Peter Recommends CXXI

The Onion does J.D. Salinger’s obituary: Bunch Of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger CORNISH, NH—In this big dramatic production that didn’t do anyone any good (and was pretty embarrassing, really, if you think about it), thousands upon thousands of phonies across the country mourned the death of author J.D. Salinger, who was 91 years old for […]

Categories: Art and Literature

The UN’s Gotten Its Own Magic 8 Ball

After a BBC video report on the misery – and upcoming elections! – in Darfur: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has told African leaders he is outraged by the use of rape as a weapon of war. After another year of it, maybe he’ll say he’s “shocked”. After another year, “gravely disappointed”. A third […]

Categories: War and Peace

Now I’m Actually Excited About the Olympics

This is awesome: BBC Sport – 2010 Winter Olympics Inuit Animation It almost makes me wish I had cable so I could watch on the CBC instead of *spit* NBC *spit spit*.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Reality vs. Culture

I like this: Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds’ eldest weed’s music teacher’s cryptically described lecture to the parents.

Categories: Entertainment

There There, Baby Antelope

Oops. I am retroactively dating this post. A little busy travelling Friday cat-blogging. From the Daily Mail.

Categories: Science and Nature

On the Road Again…

Open thread!

Categories: Wildcard

Australian Climate Skeptic Speaking Tour Correspondent Brett McS Reporting!

I’m just giving up now. There was no way I was going to get anything done today and tomorrow I get to go on a quick 2-night trip home! Woohoo! So for today’s post, as all you ninmates are doubtless aware, Lord Monckton is on tour in Australia and Aussie Brett McS was on the […]

Categories: Science and Nature

One Hundred Trillion Dollar Bank Notes

Another quick post (I swear I meant to do more today but then I got locked out of my bathroom by a bathtub shaped like a whale): NRO – Kevin Williamson: Against Zimbabwefication Zimbabwe has for many years been a rich source of black humor for people who are interested in inflation, grotesque misgovernment, and […]

Categories: Business & Media

Does the President Roll With Roadies to Unpack His TOTUS Whenever He Speaks to a Group of Children? Or Even 6th Graders?

Quick post after another busy day: Curtsy: Um, I don’t remember where I saw this first. Probably Vanderleun. They say, in his defense, that he’s not actually standing at his podium, flanked by two teleprompters, to speak to a group of sixth graders, but to speak to the press afterwords. How is it better that […]

Categories: Politics

I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Seen a Baby Beaver Before


Categories: Science and Nature

Bad News B

Well, hasn’t it been an interesting week. The Daily Beast – Mort Zuckerman: He’s Done Everything Wrong Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days. He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He […]

Categories: Politics

So Apparently 10 Years of Drum & Bass and a Whole Bunch of Car & Cellphone Ads are All Based On the Same Six Seconds

Video explains the world’s most important 6-sec drum loop If you have 20 minutes to spare, this is really good. Put it on while you’re playing solitaire up or doing dishes or tickling a baby’s feet. There’s not much to look at.

Categories: Entertainment

Welcome to the Church

The Corner – Mark Steyn: The Islamization of the World Metronieuws has an interview with Afshin Ellian, a witness for the defense in the Geert Wilders trial in Amsterdam. If you don’t read Dutch, there’s an English translation here. (I’ve modified it slightly, because I think he missed a nuance here and there.) Here’s the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

We’re Banning Pay-Per-View Now?

Citizens United (Hillary: the Movie) v. Federal Election Commission I liked this video. I liked this Supreme Court ruling because it’s made my liberal acquaintances heads explode about eeeevil corporations. Apparently the thought is that if you can’t be thrown in jail, you shouldn’t be able to donate money to political parties. No word on […]

Categories: Politics