Entries from June 2012

And Yes, Just To Prove That I AM Aware of the Healthcare Ruling This Week

…I will link to RC2 to explain it: Wheat & Weds – Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers The last bit is the most intriguing: And from Paul Rahe, An Act of Great Cunning: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit was among the first to recognize that Roberts might be playing an elaborate game. He […]

Categories: Politics

Friday Cat Blogging Resumes With a Postmodern Existentialist French Version

Henri 3, Le Vet Merci, Brett McS. I would call this hilarious if I could express any emotion while swirling this glass of wine while sucking on a black cigarette while gazing out on the world with a look of unutterable hopelessness and regret… So we’ll settle with genius. ;)

Categories: Catblogging

More Than Me Whining Again About a Lack of Terraced Housing In This Country

Telegraph – Harry Mount: Architectural beauty – and private home ownership – relieve poverty There’s a show on BBC 2 called “Secret History of our Streets” which sounds amazing: Caledonian Road is near where I was brought up – and the programme illustrates really well how architectural beauty, and private ownership, relieved the poverty of […]

Categories: History

Of War and Baby Bunnies (and More)

Cracked.com – The 5 Most Adorable Stories in the History of War Curtsy: Brett McS, via Twitter. So awesome.

Categories: War and Peace

We’re All Gonna Die: Industrial Implosion Edition

So, on Twitter, as I am most of the time these days (sorry, blogs/news/kitten sites), I saw that the President made a pretty bad speech (I didn’t read or see it, but even journalists thought so), and that he seemed to have brought up going to the moon together. So this is a bit of […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXV

This makes me so happy: St Andrews Girls: The Other Guys’ Charity Single I’m also in one of my “loving all of mankind” moods. It probably won’t last.

Categories: Entertainment

The World Is Ending; We’ve Been Here Before

A typically lugubrious VDH on the current situation everywhere on everything: PJM – The Liberal Super Nova, by Victor Davis Hanson Read the whole thing since he’s always hard to distill down and quote. One comment is that he’s always saying the End is Night, but nothing changes. But then he is a historian and […]

Categories: Politics

And Now for Mister Rogers

Sniff: Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind | PBS Digital Studios

Categories: Entertainment

Transit of Venus

The story’s a few days old, but the videos are getting better: NASA | SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit From the description: On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event–the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart […]

Categories: Science and Nature


I am feeling so desperately fond of Prince Charles right now: Sky News (with a 13 minute video, starting with his closing remarks) – Queen Lights Last Of 4,250 Jubilee Beacons Highlight: Yeah that’s Tom Jones (and Cheryl Cole) standing next to Camilla behind HMQ belting out God Save the Queen. Sublime.

Categories: People and Current Events


I have spent most of this weekend collecting historical-minded stories and downloading photos of the river pageant (why not meeee), and perhaps I’ll do a recap for the external memory drive when the weekend’s over, but in the meantime, the Sunday Times (free this weekend!) has published its Coronation Issue from 1953, and there’s just […]

Categories: People and Current Events

And Now For a Good Cry

Buzz Feed – 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep. I’m struggling to decide if there’s one […]

Categories: History

Miscellaneous Sex Stuff

First, a fairly good essay for laying out the basic arguments without falling into the “eww icky” trap like so many do, except this still irritated me just because of her language choices. I mean, let’s face it, if I gave this to just about any one of my peers to read, they’d call her […]

Categories: People and Current Events