A Decade of 9/11: Conspiracies

Slate is running a really interesting series on conspiracies. I’m pulling out a quote from the introduction, but there are links to all the sections at the top of the articles should you wish to peruse further. Slate – Where Were You When You First Heard? The other question I asked myself for the 10th […]

Categories: War and Peace

Movie News

I’m not sure if these two go together but in my head they kinda do, so two movies to report on (if second hand): First, Wheat & Weeds saw Captain America and …liked it? Apparently I should never have listened to the rumours promulgated by the trailer. Which made it look ridiculously idiotically ludicrously bad. […]

Categories: Entertainment

History’s Greatest Badass

A romping great account of the life of Teddy Roosevelt makes us all wish our presidents still fought bears and practiced judo in the White House basement under Japanese masters. Even if they do still, technically, win Nobel Prizes. Quora – Who is history’s greatest badass, and why?

Categories: History

I’m Reading Biggles

To be strictly accurate, I’m reading the foreword by the author to the first book. He’s telling truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tales about the RFC. My eyes are wide like saucers at his attitude. Anyone ever read this series? Red? Brett? Half (although it’s rather less nautical than your usual fare)?

Categories: Art and Literature

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.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIV

Hahaha: The Onion – Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces During Upcoming Top Secret June 12 Drone Strike On Al-Qaeda At 5:23 A.M. Near Small Town Of Razmani In North Waziristan I love the image. And the caption. Hehehe.

Categories: War and Peace

The Cats of War

A slideshow of our bravest and, obviously, most capable beasts of war. Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds, who knows exactly what I’ll think of this.

Categories: Catblogging

The Ethical Upshot of Shooting bin Laden In the Face

…At Wheat & Weeds. Hmm.

Categories: War and Peace

Youze Gotta Wonder What They’re Looking At

Photo of the day? Yeesh. Also: ‘“You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”’ And I think this about sums up the zeitgeist (via The Corner): Update: Oh hey Politico – Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

Categories: War and Peace

How Do You Say “Huh” In Nafusi

Cuz: The Times – Gaddafi’s foreign minister has flown into Britain to sensationally defect from regime tonight Huh.

Categories: War and Peace

Accidental Advertising

In my Google Reader, at the end of this Power Line post of photos of protests against Obama (re: the wee Libyan war we find outselves in) across the Muslim world, Google throws me this ad: /giggle

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week To Run Out of Gas

Have you seen the price of diesel lately? I think I can make it till Wednesday. So: The French air force seemed to have kicked some serious ass today in Libya. It’s nice to see them demonstrating their abilities for the world. Hate seeing them lumped in with the rest of the European elf-n-safety forces. […]

Categories: War and Peace

Intervention Fatigue: And Why Wouldn’t We?

I think the lesson here might be, “Lay off the US for a moment because it might be your third-rate little backwater hellhole that suddenly gets strafed by attack helicopters.” Telegraph Blogs – Barack Obama’s message to Libyans: sorry, the US has intervention fatigue

Categories: War and Peace

Disney at War

I’ve just added a bunch of these to my Tumblr in the sidebar but I thought it deserved more attention cuz it’s so awesome: 2719 Hyperion: Service with Character: Disney World War II Insignia It is indeed an especially intriguing and engaging category of Disney-produced artwork. The insignia designs that were created by the studio […]

Categories: History

An a Cappella History of the 20th Century

Stalin Wasn’t Stallin’ (Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) Heh.

Categories: History