Entries Tagged as 'People and Current Events'

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Obviously wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving would have been way too obvious. *tosses head, looks bored* Hipster Thanksgiving

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The Post Druid Bishop Welby

He’s about as anti-Druid as you can get (without being a woman as well). So we’ll have to find another nickname. The Arch…Etonion is all I got, and it’s not very good. This is a very good write-up in the Telegraph: Telegraph – Fraser Nelson: The worldly capitalist looking to spread the Word of the [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXVI

Daddy Skills A music video (which is amazing), featuring Sam D. (San Dorman) and DJDave (Dave Wittman), and shot, apparently, entirely on an iPhone (in San Francisco).

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Fireworks!

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.

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Jubilee!

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Jubilee Song

Schmaltz! But effective schmaltz! Sing – Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives I mean bagpipes? Really? (Plus the little girls in the African Children’s Choir (in Uganda) are wearing necklaces just like one I stole from my mother 20 years ago, and I still can’t figure out what they’re called.)

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Sex! Crime! Islam! It’s Interesting I Swear!

I already posted this on Twitter, but it needs a spot in the external memory drive: The Independent – Asian grooming: why we need to talk about sex Special Report day two: Our investigation into the background to the Rochdale child abuse ring concludes by exploring its cultural and religious implications, by Paul Vallely As [...]

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Mark Steyn’s Speaking Tour

I’ve had this open for a few weeks and it’s worth finally linking to: The Spectator (Australia) – Silence this infidel Mark Steyn’s recent appearances in Australia remind us why he’s a world leader in defending free speech, by Rowan Dean

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Roughly the Size of the San Francisco Bay

Heap big boat, chiefie: Mercury News (click for slideshow!) – MSC Fabiola container ship arrives at the Port of Oakland Apparently it’s the largest vessel ever to dock on these shores. That is, it’s the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America.” So how d’you like that. (That second link via DredgingToday.com, [...]

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Andrew Breitbart Died Today

He was 43 years old and I’d probably only known he existed for 5 or 6 of them. He wasn’t the sort of person I fanatically kept up on, just cuz I didn’t think I’d need to horde his works since he was young and I wasn’t aware there was such a need for urgency. [...]

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The Sane, Sensible, Not-Screeching-Down-a-News-Feed-On-Facebook-For-Three-Days-Straight Reaction

From today’s Best of the Web: [Y]ou might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, “which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer. At least this way you know exactly what the money is being spent on.” Probably also more practical than [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXI

This is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen in years. Or at least it made me laugh harder than anything else. I am in tears. Honest tears. Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say Omg it’s so good.

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Pronto

Audio of the Costa Concordia’s captain trying to weasel out of going back to his ship: I said on Facebook the other day that I find it reassuring that abandoning ship is still something one can get arrested for. Like, despite everything, sometimes someone is still going to expect that you do something heroic or [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXIX

Best Local News Bloopers of 2011: Epic. Omg so good.

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