Entries from April 2012

WHCD

Just finished watching the last half of Jimmy Kimmel’s shtick for the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. …WHY was Kim Kardashian there?

Categories: Entertainment

I Like This Mister Lister

From Friday’s London Times, by way of the iPad app (so no linkage):

Categories: History

You’ll Never Guess Where I Am

Categories: Wildcard

Did Somebody Say “War On Women”

Foreign Policy.com – Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Middle East. By Mona Eltahawy Some may ask why I’m bringing this up now, at a time when the region has risen up, fueled not by the usual hatred of America and Israel but by a common demand for [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Politics and the Publisher’s Clearing House

I haven’t seen any mail from Publisher’s Clearing House promising the millions I’ve already won in a decade at least. Maybe they all got new jobs as campaign fundraisers. Ferrealz. Wheat & Weeds – The Obama Presidency. Now With More Clooney!

Categories: Politics

Republican Wives

1. Ann Romney: Stayed home to raise five boys. Problem: She never worked a day in her life. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 2. Worked full time (with children). Problem: Had nannies didn’t she. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 3. Worked full time (no children). Problem: Didn’t have to [...]

Categories: Politics

Climate Control

Random thought because it’s POURING RAIN and I wish I could keep it like this FOREVER: If people could generally controll the weather (with trends and averages ruling for densely populated areas), what do we suppose would happen with climate change? I, personally, would have it raining like this ALL THE TIME but would I [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Watching the Titanic Sink (In Fast Forward)

Titanic 100: New CGI of How Titanic Sank James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the TItanic sank and reached the ocean floor. Fascinating, but: I’m not sure about the peppy music. (File under #historychannel) Btw, I saw this on Twitter this morning, from one of The Times’(of [...]

Categories: History

As Any Kitchen Pr0n Addict Would Know

I know this kitchen. I know it intimately, if a little virtually. It’s Jamie Oliver’s. Or else Jamie Oliver’s been pretending big time: Liberty London Girl – Behind the Scenes on the Sainsbury’s LLG Recipe Shoot for the May Issue Because we were shooting in a private home… She says, as if it hasn’t already [...]

Categories: Food

Contagion: The Faces and Door Handles Movie

Tonight’s film choice was Contagion. Three observations worth sharing: 1. The first thing to fold are the unions. When society breaks down, it’s because the nurses strike and the drivers strike and the pilots strike and so on. 2. The thing that keeps going, and both these things are explicitly shown, are nuns. A tender [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Photos of Iran

I used to think Pakistan was top of my list of Places I’d Go If It Weren’t So Frickin Crazy, and Iran second. But now I think Iran is way up on top. I don’t know who owns these photos but click through because they are awesome.

Categories: Science and Nature

April Fools: Christmas For the Internet

Oh how I love today in the internet age. Winners: Warby Barker. Eyeglasses for dogs. Click around. Look at the product pages. This is love. Google Maps 8-bit for NES. Video introduction made me weep with joy (I want to hug everyone in Google Japan for this): There were certainly very many, but my personal [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure