Monthly Archives: August 2010

Stupid Sex Tricks: Arrive alive…

…don’t do this when you drive: Officer Ross Gilbert said the driver, Colondra Hamilton, a 36-year-old Downtown resident, was sitting with her pants unzipped and a sex toy in her lap.He said Hamilton told him she was using the toy … Continue reading

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Put your hands up now…

…for a Beyoncé parody that’s way better than the original:Pride, not plastic surgery. That’s the spirit, ladies!

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What really lies behind those trapped Chilean miners

A little insight, courtesy of Telesur reporter Alejandro Kirk:The culprit, say miners and the family members of the trapped men, is the greed of Big Copper industrialists in Chile. Working conditions have always been atrocious for that very reason in … Continue reading

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The Bush Crime Family’s tentacles in Cuba

Thought you’d seen the last of Dubya when His Barackness kicked him oh-so-politely out of the White House, and hustled him and his minions onto that chopper to take him back to Crawford where he belonged? Think again. As long … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t call it unpredictable

I would, in fact, call this simply shameful: Canada’s position on human rights issues is becoming harder and harder to predict, says Amnesty International’s newly appointed boss.Salil Shetty said Monday that Canada is now taking drastically different positions in areas … Continue reading

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Quotable: Tony Judt on language

“Cultural insecurity begets its linguistic doppelgänger. The same is true of technical advance. In a world of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter (not to mention texting), pithy allusion substitutes for exposition. Where once the Internet seemed an opportunity for unrestricted communication, … Continue reading

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More Music for a Sunday: The entire hip-hop genre, explained…

…by the world’s lamest rapper:Every hip-hop meme is in there. Every. Single. ONE.(Thanks to the tweeterriffic @gameandpc, whom you are hereby commanded to follow. Queen’s orders!)

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Music for a Sunday: One of those “just because” songs

This one just seems to flow, doesn’t it? Straight from a sad place where we all have been at one point or another (yes, even you, the smug twit there at the back, pretending it’s never happened to YOU…)Crank it … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Cordoba House edition

Ah, the non-mosque that’s not going to be built on Ground Zero–what is there to say about it that hasn’t been said already? It’s been the subject of a lot of wankage this week, and so by default, it’s my … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo, at work (with the workers)

There’s a lot of highway repair work going on in Bolivia lately……and Evo was right out there, watching the work crews on the highway between Cochabamba and Villa Tunari. Andean roads are notoriously dangerous, but they’re getting safer on his … Continue reading

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