Entries Tagged as 'Geography and Foreign Affairs'

The Cercei Lannisters of the Free World

Oh jeez: NRO – Mark Steyn (from 2 weeks ago): Pipe Dreams (File under: Principles, China, and Bullet-Ridden Feet)

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Mitt Romney Vs the Olympics: “Kiss My Ass, Show Some Respect” Indeed

Read this: Telegraph Blogs – Tim Stanley: NBC’s Olympic coverage has been a damning indictment of outdated monopoly media Especially this line: As global diplomacy goes, the network makes Mitt Romney look like Henry Kissinger. Then remember this classic from Mark Steyn, writing about how impartial our MSM is and why we rubes should rely […]

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Gifs!

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

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Coastal Towns: Italy Vs the US

I just came across this on one of my fashion blogs: It’s a photo of Cinque Terre, in Italy. I’ve never heard of it. For comparison, here’s some beachfront property in Aptos, California (which I have heard of but only because I live here, so you probably haven’t): *cries*

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Finland

OH GOD IT LOOKS SO COOL /not a pun Photography Served – Atmosphere: Photography from Finland No but seriously, I would like to go to there. Some day…

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On Matters South American

What’s funny is he looks like such a great little film-quality British villain colonial twerp. But I digress. Three items: HuffPo – Sean Penn Talks Falklands Dispute, Takes Argentina’s Side Penn met with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Monday and then urged Britain to join U.N.-sponsored talks over what he called “the Malvinas Islands of […]

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47º

I’ve had this page open for a couple of weeks, cuz I kinda like looking at the pictures. The photographer took pictures of people in the Kalahari, then baked them to give off the impression of the heat of the place. It works! Bright Continent – 47° Kalahari

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The Kim Jong Il Obituary In the Telegraph

Telegraph – Kim Jong-il Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator, who died on Saturday aged 69, presided over the systematic impoverishment and starvation of millions of his people, while enjoying the life of a spoiled playboy – fast cars, fast women, cellars of vintage French wines, and a passion for Rambo and Daffy Duck videos. […]

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World Is Ending, Etc Etc

I’m not sure what I think about this: The Guardian – It is not inevitable that the EU – or democracy – will survive this mess Europe may well muddle through with technocrats and tighter straitjackets, but the rule of the people must be guarded, by Simon Jenkins

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Trains! American Trains!

…Not that I agree with Setting Up An Industry That Needs Billions Every Year To Stay Afloat as the best place to concentrate our efforts vis-a-vis growth, but the image amuses me.

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Albertans: All Young and Outdoorsey

Totally. (remember to breathe) – Travel Alberta I love this video. Watch it big.

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Scots

Some of you may have seen this story, which has caused a flurry of hilarity on Twitter. Specifically: Burnistoun S1E1 – Voice Recognition Elevator And: Kevin Bridges – Scottish Accent

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXIV

This is… a little beyond our usual sphere, but I think if you see this comic strip: Scandinavia and the World – Stop Talking And read the notes below it… And then watch this video, you’ll laugh like stink like I did. (Also, either a couple of these guys have learnt English in Ireland or […]

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Not In Kansas

Two things first: In my line of work, I’m always fighting to NOT call “Christmas” “the holidays” because I know it irritates the crap out of the rest of the English speaking world when Americans do that and I was just reading this essay by Mark Steyn in which he says, completely incidentally to anything […]

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a(n Open Source) Computer Virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo. I love stuff like this.

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