Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Finn-tastic tribute to India on Republic Day

The cabin crew of a Finnair flight from Helsinki to New Delhi went a little Bollywood today. Om Shanti Om! (And on that note, I’m adding two more new categories that were lacking up to now: A Passage to India, … Continue reading

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The History of Iran (that the US and Britain prefer you not to know)

A useful primer to keep in mind, seeing how the war drums are beating louder these days. Bonus: Something even MORE disturbing about Iran: PS: Join, join, join.

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Royally disgusting

Ahem. A little mood music, maestro: Ah, that was lovely. And a timely reminder of the class of person we’re dealing with here: an unelected monarch who dares to try to shut up a democratically elected leader confronting him over … Continue reading

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No means NO, no matter what

Marital rape: It’s not just “rough sex” or “role-playing”. A young academic has been sentenced to four months in jail for sexually assaulting his wife during rough sex despite his claim that, in their dominant-submissive sexual role playing, “no” frequently … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Die a little death again

“Let it all out/Breathe it all in/I’m so far out/I’m IN!”

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Wankers of the Week: Out of the ship and into the SOPA

Crappy weekend, everyone! And there goes another one into the drink, just like those poor souls on that ship with the dipshit captain. If you feel like your world is being piloted by fucking incompetents and self-centred bastards on just … Continue reading

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Cops Behaving Badly: Doubleplusungood

Today’s entry in the annals of rotten cop behavior is a two-fer. First, from Florida, a disturbing case of racist elder abuse, caught on dashcam (despite the cop’s efforts to switch the camera off): Details from Raw Story: Technicians in … Continue reading

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Photoshop du jour: A dream jam session

You say you want a revolution? You got it: “Imagínate que no hay cielo…” Can’t you just hear it?

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Flamengo comes to Bolivia

…and Evo had a great time meeting one of the great Brazilian soccer team’s heroes (and his own too, no doubt), Ronaldinho: Evo also presented Ronaldinho with a special medal for his outstanding contribution to South American sportsmanship: And there … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx swats SOPA

What’s that meowing I hear? A cyber-kitty with a massive pet peeve…named SOPA. Whatcha got for us, Ms. Manx? First up, the Stumpy Cat would like to direct our attention to all the hypocrites endorsing this bad legislation. She thinks … Continue reading

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