Entries from May 2010

Everyone Base Their Interior Choices On This 15th Century Persian Drawing of Mohammed!

It’s Everyone Draw Mohammed Day! And because these colours are just exquisite: Taking a cue from RC2, I’ve shamelessly pinched this from the Persians too. Curtsies to Zombie’s fine collection. Now, what do we think of a camel base colour on the walls with red wood furniture and turquoise and gold-detail accents (pillows, carpets, etc)?

Categories: Art and Literature

And I Ask You, REALLY?

Note first: The sad little hop Note second: The random brick house they’re in front of, with a little park, and a random little rainbow painted for a backdrop. Note third: They’re supposed to be evocative of cameras, presumably to remind people that they’re on CCTV at all times while they enjoy their stay in […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

When Peter’s Away, I Sit Around and Watch Music Videos

And this one, because the subject is of endless fascination to me, features rather heavily the Japanese obsession with Christian churches: I love especially the bit where she’s dipping her fingers in the holy water. I suppose it looks about the same to us as Madonna with Sanskrit all over her hands in her Yoga […]

Categories: Entertainment

Childhood Obesity Is All The Sun’s Fault

Telegraph – Parents wrongly believe that abduction is a greater threat to children than inactivity and obesity Parents wrongly believe that abduction is a greater threat to children than inactvity and obesity according to a survey published on Tuesday. RC2 once had a line about only tackling crime will solve the childhood obesity issue, but […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Psychoanalyzing Islamic Pathologies

On Muslims’ Locus of Control and Western arrogance, a few key points: New English Review – Muslims and Westerners: The Psychological Differences, by Nicolai Sennels This one is amazing. I have never noticed this. It’s been remarked upon, all these doctors from the Islamic world (and not just the ones that blow themselves up, but […]

Categories: People and Current Events

UCSD’s Genocide Problem

David Horowitz gets an American college student to answer the question: Smug little punk. I wonder if she’s a convert. Updates: RC2 must have woke up generous: I honestly don’t think that’s what the girl meant. I think she was responding to Horowitz’ prior question about whether or not she supported Hamas. She initially doesn’t […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Worst Person In the WORLD!

Brett McS has been to PEMBERLEY! PEMBERLEY! *gnashes teeth* And reports that they were having international horse trials on the grounds! /embraces chronic alcoholism** Permberly – er – Chatsworth

Categories: Art and Literature

Love Your Optometrist

I’ve had a very bad day. One of those days where, all things considered, I really just shouldn’t have gone outside. But at the end of it I had an eye appointment (which I was late for (just to pile on)), and my optometrist always cheers me up. Plus he let me look through his […]

Categories: Wildcard

I’ve Been At the Neurologist

Baby’s 10 months old today, and had her neurologist appointment. And everything seems to be going very well but I’m superstitious so I’ll shut my mouth now. Peter took the day off and spent about six hours washing and claying and waxing (three coats!) my new car. It was a good day.

Categories: Wildcard

I Have a Car!

We picked up my car this evening! It’s a WV Jetta Sportwagen TDI and I love it: This morning Rueful Red and I were joking that I’d get it and suddenly come over all aggressive towards Poland, à la one of Jeremy Clarkson’s punchlines. So I get in the car and drive out of the […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Except I Don’t Think Jesus Looked Like Quite Such an Ass

Jesus’s walking on water trick ain’t that big a deal after all Pfft.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

I Just Bought a Car!

Yesterday Peter bought me a nice sensible station wagon (wagen!), with a 6-disc changer, heated seats, a connection for the iPod (charges, too!), and a diesel engine (be green!). It’s a VW Jetta Sportwagen, and in the corner of the showroom they have a 1947 green Beetle, and the sign says that it’s the most […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Providing Healthcare for ALL Americans By Filing 1099s At the Apple Store

The country’s in the very best of hands: CNN Money – Health care law’s massive, hidden tax change “HIDDEN,” “MASSIVE.” Section 9006 of the health care bill — just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document — mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to […]

Categories: Business & Media

Ruined Yoots

Here’s an old column of Janice Turner’s, which she’s linked to again in her Twitter feed today: Guardian – Dirty young men Pornographic poses, the going rate for sex, jokes about ‘stupid tarts’: the misogyny of the new breed of lads’ mags is breathtaking. So why do the editors swear to Janice Turner that it’s […]

Categories: Business & Media

A Report From Red’s Favourite City

National Post – Odyssey in the U.K.: Glasgow’s new reality As Britain faces its tightest election race in decades, the National Post’s John Ivison returns home and travels the length of the country to catch the mood. Today, he stops in Glasgow, where it is hard not to believe Britain is “a broken society.” Yesch.

Categories: People and Current Events