Entries from July 2013

Lucky Number VII

I don’t think a name announcement necessarily deserves a blog post, but I wanted to use the headline before anyone else does CUZ IT WAS MY IDEA. The Times – Royal baby is named George Alexander Louis Kensington Palace said in a short statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Rejoice in My Basic Maintenance!

I’ve fixed the Twitter sidebar! It’s ugly, but it’s there! Woo!

Categories: Wildcard

Boy Cambridge

I really thought it would be a girl. I kind of hoped it would be a boy so we could avoid all the endless gnashing of teeth over the law changing and whatnot, but I didn’t even think what boy name I’d place a bet on (I was kind of thinking Alexandra would be in […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Old At Heart Club

India Knight tweeted yesterday morning about this Saga cruise where they tuck you up in blankets and take you to see the Northern Lights, then followed it up right away with a “Oh poo, you have to be fifty”. So Saga, apparently, is a seniors cruise line. Fine, whatever. Except! The reason for the 50 […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

The Ashes!

(I like putting the !-mark at the end of that; makes it seem a bit like a west end musical) So, if anyone needs an open thread in this ghost town of a blog, do please let this be it. But, mostly, here is where I plan on finally figuring out how to read this […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Death on the Nile

Mark Steyn: The Princess and the Brotherhood For nine decades, Egypt has fled modernity. For my part, I would bet Egypt’s fate will be largely driven by its fiscal ruin. Morsi is a good example of what happens when full-blown Islamic rule is put into effect in a country without the benefit of oil. He’s […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Posted Without Comment:

(I’m generally too depressed by the news lately to comment much on anything, but, again, for the ol’ external memory drive, and read the whole thing) Weekly Standard – Let the People Decide From the dissenting opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia in U.S. v. Windsor To be sure (as the majority points out), the legislation […]

Categories: Politics