Monthly Archives: January 2006

A shot of Victory Gin (and tonic)

Here’s a little free advice for y’all: Don’t EVER watch “1984” all in one sitting. It will depress the shit out of you. In fact, even in two sittings, it’s damn near unbearable. That’s what I’ve been up to in … Continue reading

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Canadian Elections for Dummies

Well, it’s finally over. The dust has settled. I’m still alive. And I’m not even terribly sorry that the party I despise most (at least in my home and native land; the world is another story!) has won the election… … Continue reading

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White Like Me

Now, here’s one for the WTF? files. A black cop from Utah, quite possibly unique in all the world, for reasons you’ll NEVER guess… About 25 years ago, Ron Stallworth was asked to lead the Ku Klux Klan chapter in … Continue reading

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Evo Morales, style icon

Forget the “sweater girls” of the 1950s and ’60s…here comes the Sweater Guy of the 2000s. Yes, folks, the new president of Bolivia, not known for his sharp suits (he doesn’t even own one, and he’s never been seen in … Continue reading

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Evil, wicked Cuba–biotech giant?

Yes! From the Beeb… Health ministry officials say Cuba’s $1.8bn (£1bn) and growing tourism industry will soon be overtaken as the number one foreign exchange earner by biotechnology joint ventures, vaccine exports and the provision of health services to other … Continue reading

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Even a cardinal is no match for Hurricane Hugo!

Once again, let me reiterate: I love this man. The Beeb has the goods: Venezuela’s leader has demanded an explanation after a Roman Catholic cardinal said that the country was becoming a dictatorship. President Hugo Chavez described the Church’s behaviour … Continue reading

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Michelle, ma belle…

Michelle, ma belle, These are words that go together well: Ma Michelle… Michelle, ma belle, Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, Tres bien ensemble…

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Yup, Alito’s an activist judge…

And I have some very nice old poopy to prove it… A suspected Japanese terrorist was secretly working with Libya to detonate bombs at three sites in Manhattan, including a Navy recruiting office, when he was arrested last April, a … Continue reading

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Vietnam–future front in the oil wars?

Could be! Prensa Latina reports: Su Tu Nau, a new oilfield, was recently discovered offshore the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Tuan, bringing to seven the number of oilfields found in the area.

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Tell me, dear, are you truthy tonight?

Oh lord…talk about made-up words for people who make shit up (but desperately HOPE that the act of believing their own smack makes it true). CNN (the Chicken Noodle Network) “reports”: A panel of linguists has decided the word that … Continue reading

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