Entries from January 2010

“Hey What About Leno? I Hear He’s Been In the News a Lot Lately!”

WaPo – Jay Leno to keynote White House Correspondents Dinner At least Obama didn’t fly to Burbank to campaign for him on The Jay Leno Show.

Categories: Entertainment

With Lawyers Like These, Who Needs Litigation

Man. One of Kerry’s 2004 Election Lawyers says: It should be obvious now, even to Obama’s most passionate supporters that shielding the free world requires more than mere words like “hope” and “change.” Bush’s detractors should be embarrassed having arrogantly thought they could do it better, and those Republicans who abandoned Bush when he needed […]

Categories: War and Peace

How NOT to Run an Antiquities and Heritage Department

Step one: Don’t ERASE THE ANTIQUITIES AND HERITAGE. NRO – The War Against the Infidels Terrorism is only one of the weapons. By Clifford D. May In 2001, the monumental 6th-century buddhas of Bamiyan were dynamited on orders from Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. The United States and other Western governments issued protests. Afghanistan’s Islamist […]

Categories: History

And Now Back to Conan/Leno/NBC

Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back To Late Night This is the best one in a while cuz it’s the first one in a long time to include the “mit Stalin”. Very important. And Hitler makes some very good points. Curtsy: RC2.

Categories: Entertainment

A Musical Accompaniment To the Day After Yesterday

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXVII

Tim Blair: Lonely glacier denialist and Danny boy Charles Johnson claims: One thing you’ll obviously never have to worry about: Tim Blair changing his mind on anything. This isn’t true. For example, I’ve changed my mind about Charles Johnson. Wow. /claps

Categories: People and Current Events

Haiti: Day 6

Okay, let’s work through some of these Haiti links. First, returning to the unexpected revelation that Sanjay Gupta is actually kind of a cool guy: CNN – Security concerns cause doctors to leave hospital, quake victims (video at the link) Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — Earthquake victims, writhing in pain and grasping at life, watched doctors […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs


I have decided to take advantage of this long weekend and make myself a portfolio. For those of you wondering what on earth I’m doing. Also: a friend was in town and we had brunch. SO MUCH BRUNCH. So that’s where I’ve been. I have a ton of links on Haiti and other important things […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Jon Stewart Interviews a Bucket of Sand

I finally had a half hour to watch the full Jon Stewart/John Yoo interview: Part 1: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon – Thurs 11p / 10c Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Crisis Part 2: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon – Thurs 11p / 10c Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Crisis Part 3: The Daily Show […]

Categories: War and Peace

The Mystery of the Missing Weather Stations

Send in Nancy Drew! Telegraph Blogs – Climategate goes American: NOAA, GISS and the mystery of the vanishing weather stations For those who haven’t seen it, here’s a link to US weatherman John Coleman’s magisterial demolition of the Great AGW Scam. I particularly recommend part 4 because that’s the one with all the meat. It […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Haiti: Day 3

Pictures at Boston.com My long-day-long-week-late-night-deep-thought of the day: Concrete is really heavy. If they’re going to build structures so flimsy, surely it would be better to stick to something less crushing. Like grass. Or canvas. Or a wide-brimmed hat. Something less crushing.

Categories: People and Current Events

There Is Too Much Going On In the World to Coexist With the Day I Had

It’s rare that I’m busy. Like, on-the-outside-of-this-room-busy, but today I have been. So here: 70 Cutie Baby Animals Bring You a Good Mood

Categories: Science and Nature

Papa Jean

Another nice story: Telegraph – Nicolas Sarkozy becomes a grandfather President Nicolas Sarkozy became a grandfather yesterday after the wife of his second son, Jean, gave birth to a baby boy. And of course, the Mail goes for the frequently-nekkid-model-cum-first-lady-of-France angle: Daily Mail – Glamorous Granny Bruni! Carla, 42, ‘thrilled and delighted’ by arrival of […]

Categories: People and Current Events

And Now For a Happy Hippo

The Times – Hippo swims to freedom after zoo is flooded Hippopotamuses mate in water, are born in water and spend most of the day wallowing in muddy pools — but there comes a time in every hippo’s life when she simply wants to have dry feet. For Nikica, aged 11, that moment came this […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Your Haiti Primer

Titled “Why is Haiti so poor?” and found via “What’s wrong with Haiti?” Not a lot positive to say, I guess. 1. Haiti cut its colonial ties too early, rebelling against the French in the early 19th century and achieving complete independence. Guadaloupe and Martinique are still riding the gravy train and French aid is […]

Categories: People and Current Events