Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Veronique Peck RIP

Nice summation of Mrs. Gregory Peck's life.
Especially this:
Much later, she told him why it had taken her so long to say yes. “I wasn’t going to tell you this,” she confessed, “but I had an interview that day with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.  At the apartment of Jean-Paul Sartre.”  Gregory famously replied,  “Well, you made the right choice, kiddo.”
I'm doing this whole life thing wrong.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's the Message

Nice tradecraft.
Using an M.O.P. against a vole.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

As an Aside

This is diluting the "├ćngla/Sahson"  RMoney (TM, duh) message

Monday, July 23, 2012

Women in Space

A comment I saw today on the news of the passing of Sally Ride (may she rest in peace) was that she flew shortly after Tereshkova.

This is a shot of Tereshkova decorating Neil Armstrong in 1970 (under the benignant gaze of I. Gagarin, who had died 2 years earlier); seven years after Vostok 6 and 13 years before STS-7.

From the work of Rudolf Kucherov at RIA Novosti

UPDATE God I love old Soviet Agitprop

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Simply Sentence

Roy's construction:
Cockburn was of an old school of radical journalism
uses the new (old school) with the formal (of an).


Monday, July 16, 2012

Internet Archaeology

Garsh, was busy lately, missed this—grading week for community college perfessers.
Michael is MORE than just my Internet Friend, I should hope: I have always considered Michael the sort of person I might borrow money from. (Also I think we both went to Regis. But not the same year. My year was cool.)
Style note: Kos is the Great Orange Satan; Atrios is the “Cerulean Cherub.” I made that up myself, and I hope for no higher claim to immortality.
Posted by Thers  on  05/22  at  05:12 AM
Hell, I didn't know where I got it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Morning

Me and captive bird are enjoying The Lord's Day. Me with Prosecco and CB with seeds, beans and fruit.

Monday, July 9, 2012


As Atrios often reminds us, the incentives are afu.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Walcott level of knifeplay.
...about a deeply uninteresting single mom of one or possibly two children depending upon whether a season-ending cliffhanger is called for in order to capture the coveted Andrew Sullivan demographic

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In Your Lap, Now

Seriously, you guys can have it.

I hope Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey doesn't have a fifth cousin once removed who once met a '60s black radical or took a course with a black law professor. I hope she never gave money to a Democrat, ever, or posed for a picture with one (God help us if she ever posed, smiling, with Janet Reno). I hope she's never said an appreciative word about Rosie O'Donnell or Barbra Streisand. I hope there isn't a picture of the president of the United States in her office, or the U.S. attorney general, because both of those guys are, y'know, black.

I hid the weiner.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

8 March 2012

Today Charles Pierce won the Internet.

It's Frankenstein with BlackBerries.

That is all.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Simple Prayer

Moloch Most Slimy,
Please keep Professor Dangerous from ever being elected or promoted to
any position that would keep him from commenting on politics.

This is darling
(bless his heart), but...

In that but lies the rub.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


And another one out of the park.
Pepe Escobar has been en fuego* lately.


*Pardon my lame ass attempt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Silk Knot

Pepe Escobar has a deep piece up at TomDispatch.

A taste:

Westerners seem to forget that the Middle Kingdom and Persia have been doing business for almost two millennia. (Does “Silk Road” ring a bell?)

It's very linky and analysis dense.