Tuesday, August 05, 2003

le parcours

Forty signs of the Mike World Order. Buy some Naked Villainy products while you're at it.

A very well-timed accusation of the gay Episcopalian bishop Gene Robinson, two hours before the vote that is to ratify his installation. The vote is being delayed as the accusation is investigated.

Al Gore lacks many things, including, apparently, a sense of timing.

We have a new ingredient to chop up and throw into General Tso's chicken!

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, has a dream.

Mike Tyson, heavily in debt, makes a gesture that would be considered obnoxious in England, Australia, and New Zealand. There's an interesting cultural values issue at play here. In Korea, where personal debt is mounting, people have a different, if time-honored, way of dealing with the problem.

Frank J at IMAO does a hilarious sendup on a true story about John Wayne and Stalin.

The extraordinary claim is made that Saddam Hussein is currently wearing a shrinking cock ring that allows US forces to track him.

Muslims make another statement. Where are the moderates, out in force, denouncing this? Blocked by the media? Or just not there?

Raelian leader not allowed in Korea... but MARILYN MANSON IS COMING TO SEOUL!!!!!! This is the new shit!

Japan openly mulls missile defense. If things continue in a sour vein, it might not be a bad idea. It might also make China remember its unlucky history with Japan, and think twice about flexing its muscles too much. China is best eaten as a box lunch.

Suicide Watch: our next to jump? I wonder if there's a market for suicide futures...

Colin Powell lies through his teeth! (Oh, and note that we're the "Untied States" in the first paragraph.)

A quote from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, this is an almost Buddhist sentiment (except for the clinging): Letting go all else, cling to the following truths. Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant: all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed. This mortal life is a little thing, lived in a little corner of the earth; and little, too, is the longest fame to come-- dependent as it is on a succession of fast-perishing little men who have no knowledge even of their own selves, much less of one long dead and gone.

Something less sublime: Larry Flynt invites us to join in praying for Bill O'Reilly's death. It's funny, but a little too reminiscent of Howard Stern's prayers from the old days.

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