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Archive for November, 2006

Wolf Biermann lays it on the line

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Thank god for blogging, where you can just gush and not worry about measured prose and proper balance. Therefore: for pete’s sake, read Wolf Biermann’s most excellent and impassioned speech, Germany betrays Israel. That’s all. Just read it. It’s a shortened version of a speech he gave in Israel last month. The German original was […]

As seen by google earth: perspectives, and the streets are paved in gold…

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

The image above is not a bas-relief carving of a face — it’s a Google Earth photo of the Medicine Hat, Alberta region. The Toronto Star has a fascinating photo essay link from Oct.25 on this page (scroll down at least a third of the way), introducing the series thus: Since its debut, Google Earth, […]

Psychics read your dog’s mind at Victoria’s “Pup ‘n Cup”

Friday, November 10th, 2006

I first read about Pup ‘n Cup around the time they opened: they put leaflets on many edge-of-downtown telephone poles …at dog-eye level. What was advertised was a cafe for people and dogs, but alas, the scheme immediately ran into trouble with the local health authority. As a result, Pup ‘n Cup also immediately became […]

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