Entries from April 2011

That Was a Beautiful Wedding

EVERYTHING was gorgeous and I’m so glad I blew off work this morning to watch it. I loved everything about it (but woe betide the poor Princesses of York who will never live their outfits down) and I’ve rewatched the Jerusalem hymn at least four times today. The Royal Wedding Ceremony at Westminster Abbey (This […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Royal Wedding: Major Crisis

After basically ignoring all the non-news writing up till now (except perhaps the profiles of those involved) I’m letting myself get TOTALLY PSYCHED for the wedding tomorrow. However! I have a serious problem. The BBC’s coverage is being led by Fearne bloody Cotton. The Americans apparently have sent the ladies from Entertainment “This Is What […]

Categories: People and Current Events

I Have Major Soul Searching To Do

(Not that it has anything to do with me but never mind) The Times – The Doctor takes on Sherlock in Bafta nominations

Categories: Entertainment

#birthcertificate

This story makes me laugh. I think he probably didn’t release it all this time just because it was too easy making stupid people fulminate about his origins, but I think it’s interesting that he released it now. Maybe Trump isn’t as much of a joke as I’ve thought. Meanwhile: Bedtime. Have I mentioned the […]

Categories: Politics

Royal Wedding: Close Enough to Forecast

Uh oh: Telegraph – Royal wedding: heavy rain forecast for big day It’s the news the country had been dreading: the royal wedding could be hit by heavy showers as cooler weather sweeps across the south-east, forecasters have predicted. Well, it’s all meant to focus on what’s good and English about the country, right?

Categories: People and Current Events

Peter Recommends CXXXIII

A tale of money, intrigue, and flies: Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies

Categories: Business & Media

Happy Easter!

Today was a lovely day. I went to church, repacked two boxes in anticipation of moving again, then had late brunch with the family with just enough mid-afternoon booze to really achieve the perfect holiday glow. So anyway, no news to report. However! On my way back from church (after stopping at Office Depot, as […]

Categories: Wildcard

Hyperion

Apparently the world’s new tallest tree is in an undisclosed location in Redwood National Forest in California: More, and a really cool montage/panograph of the previous record holder, at NPR. So a belated Earth Day to you all.

Categories: Science and Nature

I Bet This Is Better Than Black Swan

Spike Jonze films a rendition of the Dying Swan by a Los Angeles hip-hop dancer and Yo Yo Ma. I mean, as one does:

Categories: Art and Literature

Wafa Sultan Rides Again

I think we all remember this lady: Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds, who helpfully transcribes the important bit: Don’t take anything for granted. I don’t. I enjoy every single moment of my American life. Just walking down the street by myself without being accused of being a whore is a bliss for me. Just chatting with […]

Categories: People and Current Events

April In Mountain View

Categories: Science and Nature

Here’s Another Reason I Don’t Blog About Anything Anymore

The Times, my precious Times, is behind a paywall and rather strict about people reproducing too much outside the paywall. And I feel bad linking to everything inside the paywall because I know nobody pays for it. But I pay, and I think it’s worth it. But that’s okay, whatever. Then there are articles like […]

Categories: Business & Media

Current Event: Paul Ryan, the Budget Crisis, and the Tenor of Modern Political Discourse

The Daily Show – Slashdance – Democratic Deficit Reduction PlanTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Categories: Politics

What I’ve Been Up To

Blogging’s been sporadic lately. Mostly because I can’t think of anything worth saying about anything that’s going on (there’s only so much I can complain about the lack of anything coming out of Japan), but here’s how I’ve been filling the void: • Workin’ • Going through the complete The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency […]

Categories: Wildcard

I Look Forward To Seeing This Movie

There’s a new Cowboys & Aliens trailer out.

Categories: Entertainment