Well, Blears and Smith were good, but Geoff Hoon walking the plank? Klasse. Apparently there is talk of making him a European commissioner again; God knows why. Alan Sugar is some sort of minister and a peer of the realm. Peter Mandelson is turning into Michael Heseltine before our boggling eyes. Better get some cardio…Read More Bob’s yer uncle, and Tess is your aunt..
You thought the Hummer being put on the block was symbolism? This is symbolism: the bloated, militaristic, fuel-guzzling cultural trope itself is being sold to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery. Yes; an unheralded outfit from the deep west, not even Shenzhen or Shanghai. Seeing as its core business is making construction gear, tankers, and off-road…Read More giant symbol crashes and overturns, killing billions of dollars
I saw the Ettes play last night; the first band on my list based on SCIENCE! that I’ve actually seen. They absolutely nailed No Home and made Soizick dance. A lot. (RSW weren’t wrong, were they.) But before that, a story. Getting to the place, we found a closed speakeasy-like door and no sign of…Read More thank you very much!
This is interesting; the US Army in Afghanistan has an official Twitter account. The interesting thing is the explanation: If prevailing wisdom about “population-centric” counterinsurgency holds, why is the U.S. military using Twitter to post body counts? Apparently, it’s about maintaining the support of the population back at home. In a must-read article, Michael Phillips…Read More twittering the home front