Footballer Sues Internet

…Is the news of the day. Some unnamed but very married football star who has a superinjunction preventing newspapers from naming him got named anyway on Twitter (no I didn’t bother looking it up) by an anonymous account. So of course he is suing Twitter. And of course his lawyer told him “Yeah we can […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: I Have No Idea What’s Going On

But I love this line: Meanwhile, while Bernard-Henri is scandalized that a mere chambermaid can get a “great” man like Strauss-Kahn in trouble with the law merely by credibly accusing him of sexual assault, I am proud to live in a country where a housekeeper can get a world leader pulled off a plane bound […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Wafa Sultan Rides Again

I think we all remember this lady: Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds, who helpfully transcribes the important bit: Don’t take anything for granted. I don’t. I enjoy every single moment of my American life. Just walking down the street by myself without being accused of being a whore is a bliss for me. Just chatting with […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Puns, Meet Your River in Egypt

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Excellent line to look out for: “Yes I do not think they’re in that league” BOO YARGH. On everything else: “If you look at history and remember, I’m a historian, MOST revolutions lead not to happy-clappy democracy but periods of internal turmoil, periods […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Softly, Softly

The Times (£) – Truth and Justice The Times exposes a pattern of sex crimes among groups of men, which raise serious questions about the way women are treated There is a case for saying that relations between different ethnic groups are as good in Britain as they are in any developed nation. For that […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Say You’re At Stanford…

I finally got around to reading in full a column by Teddy Dalrymple on the Pope that RC2 linked to the other day. Since I do love a point-proving hypothetical: It is universally accepted that step-fathers, for example, are many times more likely to commit both physical and sexual abuse against children than biological fathers; […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The World’s Worst Screw

Via the Australian (and elsewhere): “Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers“ In a move that surprised many of Mr Assange’s closest supporters on Saturday, The Guardian newspaper published previously unseen police documents that accused Mr Assange in graphic detail of sexually assaulting two Swedish women. One witness is said to have […]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Following Isn’t a Cricket Story Either

Shane Warne! And Liz …Hurley? The unlikely pairing of the Estee Lauder “spokesmodel” and the Australian spin bowler was exposed by a Sunday newspaper. They were photographed kissing in the foyer of the Sake No Hana restaurant in St James’s, central London, where they had dined with Hugh Grant, Hurley’s ex. The following day the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Inappropriate Questions Before the Inappropriate Touching

Towards the end of another good point about the TSA ridiculousness, Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says, I found: On Tuesday, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency may change its screening rules for victims of sex abuse. Jesus how are they gonna screen for that? The TSA […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Welfare: Recreating the African Savannah on British Council Estates Since 1948

Hehehe: Telegraph Blogs – Ed West: The man with 15 kids by 14 women. The welfare state has turned back the clock – to one million BC

Categories: People and Current Events

I <3 Rachel Weisz

Ever since The Mummy. I’ve always thought she was just lovely. Showbiz 411 – Rachel Weisz Thriller So Intense One Woman At Premiere Faints By the time I finished watching Rachel Weisz in her new thriller, “The Whistleblower,” I wanted all my money back from those UNICEF cartons. This exciting film debuted at Toronto on […]

Categories: Entertainment

The 1920s

The other day I was musing that when I’d really like to live would be ‘tween the Wars, England. It was stylish, modern, doctors used soap, their was an air of excitement and social change in the air, women could smoke, men still wore hats, the stately homes all had lovely gardens and hadn’t yet […]

Categories: History

Mawwiage Is What Bwings Us Togevver

This is advertised to be (by Maggie Gallagher in The Corner) the best defense of marriage ever put in writing: National Review – The Case for Marriage The whole thing is pretty good, although it is rather long and wandering I kept wanting for the zinger to seal the deal. Plus it keeps comparing the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Mourning the RomCom

In a film review of The Switch (that stupid Jennifer Aniston film about the sperm donations): Romantic comedy is about obstacles. The 1930s had plenty: snooty families and chaperones, to name two. In the 21st century, what just cause or impediment is there to ripping each other’s clothes off on first date? And so Hollywood […]

Categories: Entertainment

It’s Cuz They Respect Their Women More, See

See: SF Chronicle – Afghanistan’s dirty little secret For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means “boy […]

Categories: Science and Nature