October 5, 2009
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. [DUNG DUNG!]
June 4, 2009
Conor Clarke, of the Atlantic Monthly, has recently posted a very interesting pie chart in response to allegations by conservatives that the U.S. is becoming “socialist” :
I guess this means the Star-Spangled Banner will be replaced by L’Internationale any day now…
January 2, 2009
Introducing fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, a real-life cross between George Peppard and the Terminator.
Because being Evil is pointless without a good sense of style.
December 31, 2008
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…
July 10, 2008
According to the French website Rue89, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is taking steps to drastically curtail the freedom of expression of athletes taking part in the Beijing Olympics. Some participants have been asked to sign legal forms forbidding them from:
- updating personal websites during the games
- posting on their personal blogs
- uploading sound or video captured on and off the field
There are also provisions preventing athletes from divulging information which might jeopardize security or interfere with the unfolding of the games, which I’m guessing is code for “compromising corporate interests” and “embarrassing Chinese authorities by denouncing their dismal record on Human Rights.”
It’s always nice to be reminded how eagerly the so-called “pro-democracy” Western establishment will collaborate with autocratic regimes if there’s a buck to be made.
February 14, 2008
Quote of the day :
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
February 2, 2008
Welcome to my very strange blog.
In 1936, Salvador Dali gave a lecture at the London International Surrealist Exhibition while wearing a deep-sea diving suit. Throughout his life, Belgian painter René Magritte was obsessed with objects that weren’t pipes. Gérard de Nerval, a famous poet and figure of French Romantic movement, allegedly strolled the streets of Paris accompanied by his pet lobster, Thibault, tied on a blue-ribbon leash.
If you ask me, I think these guys were on to something.