Entries from July 2012

2012 Opening Ceremony Late Tweeted

First of all, my reaction to last night’s show: Most of the reaction seems to be a locally partisan one: Caitlin Moran Haha this opening ceremony is so overtly political. it’s so up the bum of the Coalition. It reclaims Britishness from them. Or, more often (and god, so typically), a self-centered American one, that [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Peter Recommends CXXXIX

In the annals of REALLY BAD IDEAS: io9 – Secret Histories: China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow To wit: Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. DOT. [...]

Categories: History

The Golden Gate Bridge: You Didn’t Build That

This is very good: Reason – Obama’s Shaggy Dog Story About the Golden Gate Bridge Matt Welch The history of who, and how, they built the Golden Gate Bridge is very good (I especially like that it took lobbying from the automotive industry, cuz boy have times changed, to get the Feds to sell them [...]

Categories: Politics

Peter Recommends CXXXVIII

Slate – How Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia’s Woman Problem. By Torie Bosch “Depressing,” quoth Peter. Interesting, sayeth I. It is depressing, but I think it’s interesting given trends I’ve noticed in the past few years on Wiki (oh Wiki, my sun, my stars, my brain). Time was, if you wanted to look something [...]

Categories: Electronics

Gifs!

Animated gifs of San Francisco. I just think they’re kinda cool.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs