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Archive for May, 2004

Sticking it to the girls again

Monday, May 24th, 2004

A small detail — a very very small detail indeed — in one of Mike Golby’s recent entries nonetheless made me quite angry. The entry’s title, What Intrigues Me…, segues into a sentence that constitutes the entry together with interspersed illustrations: “What Intrigues Me… …is The Way the Bayonets… ….shown in this picture… …come to […]

Like ducks to water

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

A sharp remark on Frank Paynter’s blog entry Fear Itself by the inestimable k!. His comment talks about “The Silence,” and how it’s warping the obvious. With a sad heart I would add that “if it looks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, if etc. etc…. it is a duck.” Bad behaviour […]

Public Eye Online

Friday, May 21st, 2004

Public Eye, an insider scoop newsletter focussed on British Columbia politics as played out in the (back)halls of power, till now only available in pdf format via email subscription, is now available online. If you’re in BC, whip your mouse to this link, Public Eye Online, and read about BC politics via leaked email memos, […]

Witch hunt update

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

US authorities have finally released Brandon Mayfield, whom I blogged about here. Turns out the Spanish authorities were right all along and the print — a single, partial print — never matched Mayfield’s in the first place. Spain has made a more definitive match with an Algerian suspect. See this Seattle Times article. Mayfield was […]

Time out

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

Excellent Enabler In reference to a man we all know, he said, “Marriage has been good for him.” Advanced in age, the man now boasts a wife-mother-lover Washing his delusions With her deft fingers. Rose-tinted, perfect for the time of day, she will absorb And alter for him the impediments of reality, Let the past […]

Not very nice things

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

Don’t know whether I’ll ever get around to writing that “why Goya is really relevant” entry I’ve mentioned a couple of times already — I think it’s kind of redundant now, we are overtaken by current events with such breathtaking alacrity, who cares about history… For now, a pointer to an article I read today […]

I’ve got yew under my skin

Friday, May 14th, 2004

Haven’t been answering my comments or writing about some things I wanted to, mostly because I’m so busy working on off-line things. Among many other things, in the past two days I attacked a yew hedge renovation, and tonight I’m bleeding from the fingertips to the elbows for my efforts. Imagine a hedge that was […]

The many forms of porn

Friday, May 14th, 2004

I understand that the execution of Nick Berg is viewable on the internet. Why would anyone watch this? I don’t understand: why would you look? The Washington Post had an article about Berg that included a photograph of his father collapsing to the ground, a distraught relative at his side. An older man, skinny, all […]

Elena Lappin’s ordeal at LA Airport: journalists, beware

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

Has anyone else read up on the story of Elena Lappin‘s ordeal in the US? I first read about it here a couple of days ago, but it doesn’t seem to have raised much of a stink within the States. Yikes, the USA is following the policy of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, and possibly […]

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