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

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