Entries from December 2010

Fight Fight Fight Fight Fight For This Love

Vampire Weekend – Fight For This Love (No real video, just an audio track) I wonder how many of you will realize how mind-blowing this is (and why).

Categories: Entertainment

Faith and Rationalism

The Guardian – As I didn’t say to the archbishop Atheism seems to get the cool, brainy people. We need witty thinkers to speak up for God, by Victoria Coren There is a new, false distinction between “believers” and “rationalists”. The trickle-down Dawkins effect has got millions of people thinking that faith is ignorant and […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Internet is GOD

/mind blown The Corner – Mike Potemra: Real Presences Skipping a rather lovely anecdote… I am very taken with his idea of the Internet as a metaphor for God; the Internet is, after all, a purely spiritual realm, using rudimentary material elements to connect souls with each other — sometimes across vast distances — in […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Clarification: When We Say “Die Boomers, Die” We Don’t Literally Mean “Take Up Arms”*

The Times (£) – Curtain up on the battle of the generations, by Alice Thomson Student loans are just a side issue; this iGeneration is stuffed. Being young isn’t much fun any more; you can’t even go to Topshop now. Last month, Mervyn King announced the coming of the “Sober” decade (savings, orderly budgets and […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Uncool

But can also be seen as a nice little homage to Scotland? Irn Bru Snowman Advert

Categories: Food

The Following Isn’t a Cricket Story Either

Shane Warne! And Liz …Hurley? The unlikely pairing of the Estee Lauder “spokesmodel” and the Australian spin bowler was exposed by a Sunday newspaper. They were photographed kissing in the foyer of the Sake No Hana restaurant in St James’s, central London, where they had dined with Hugh Grant, Hurley’s ex. The following day the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Impassioned 15-Year-Old POV

On the other hand: You’ve gotta admit tho, for a 15-year-old, the kid knows his rhetoric, eh? But, Jesus, guys… It’s about £9,000 a year. Check Yale tuition these days, hey?

Categories: People and Current Events

2010 Makes Me Cry

But in a good way: Zeitgeist 2010: Year in Review Altho it was a long, eventful year for us. Watch fullscreen if you can, and have headphones or speakers on, do.

Categories: History

Yay For Not Stoning a Woman For No Reason!

The Times – Ashtiani returns home to family as Western pressure tells on Iranians Hopes that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will be released soared last night, when Iranian state television published pictures of her visiting her home for the first time since her imprisonment five years ago. Supporters of the Iranian woman, sentenced to death by […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The State That Can Do Anything But Keep Us From Going Blowed Up

The Times – David Aaronovitch: This is no Robin Hood. They were our secrets<br/> The Assangeists don’t trust the State to run foreign or defence policy. So why do they trust it to run everything else? Let me make a quick observation about how, in this supposed war, contradictory positions are adopted. We have Tea […]

Categories: War and Peace

Tofu is Tofu

Amen sister. Menuism – Tofu is Tofu–Not Meat!, by Kanako Noda

Categories: Food

The TSA vs the Baywatch Babe

Aol News – ‘Baywatch’ Beauty Feels Overexposed After TSA Scan Although some might wonder why a woman who appeared nude in Playboy and wore a red bathing suit for three seasons of “Baywatch” is bothered about having one or two TSA agents see a computer scanned image of her naked body, but D’Errico says they […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Stradivarius!

A couple of weeks ago I watched pretty much the only web clip of that idiot Keith Olbermann’s I’m ever likely to watch because he had on a pretty young Korean-born violinist who had just found and been able to purchase the most amazing thing she’d ever have the chance to own in her life: […]

Categories: Art and Literature

One BAD Movie

If the Washington Post needs to do an editorial on how much your film stinks… WaPo – Hollywood myth-making on Valerie Plame controversy Best part: Hollywood has a habit of making movies about historical events without regard for the truth; “Fair Game” is just one more example. But the film’s reception illustrates a more troubling […]

Categories: Entertainment

Inappropriate Questions Before the Inappropriate Touching

Towards the end of another good point about the TSA ridiculousness, Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says, I found: On Tuesday, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency may change its screening rules for victims of sex abuse. Jesus how are they gonna screen for that? The TSA […]

Categories: People and Current Events