Monday, January 31, 2011

Mohammed's Radio

I hear it louder than ever these days.

You've been up all night listening for his drum

Hoping that the righteous might just might just might just come

I heard the General whisper to his aide-de-camp

"Be watchful for Mohammed's lamp"


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shooting in the Streets

A tweet from Cairo:

I am hearing more gunfire outside tonight. Neighborhood watch told me last night they shoot sometimes to keep people alert


Friday, January 28, 2011



Good Egypt Twitter feed here, so I've heard.


Obama Can't Back Democratic Forces in Egypt?

The fact that a Dem president cannot just come out and call Mubarak a dictator who should be overthrown is just so incredibly depressing. I understand that Mubarak is "our son-of-a-bitch," but good god, if Dem president can't do this, what hope do we have for any president ever truly promoting democratic government around the world?

None. That's fucking depressing.

Mubarak is speaking now. And saying nothing.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tea Party News Brief

Via Maddow, if this isn't the strangest thing you've ever seen you've eaten way too much acid.


I am too confused to speak. Honestly.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cancer News

The disease that we all know way too well may have just gotten a small kick in the teeth:
British scientists have discovered a "rogue gene" which helps cancer spread around the body and say blocking it with the right kind of drugs could stop many types of the disease in their tracks.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia said their findings could lead within a decade to the development of new medicines to halt a critical late stage of the disease known as metastasis, when cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.

The culprit gene, called WWP2, is an enzymic bonding agent found inside cancer cells, the researchers explained in their study, published in the journal Oncogene Monday.

It attacks and breaks down a naturally-occurring protein in the body which normally prevents cancer cells from spreading.

In tests in the laboratory, the UEA team found that by blocking WWP2, levels of the natural inhibitor protein were boosted and the cancer cells remained dormant.
If there's anything more perfectly sickening and terrifying than how bits of our own bodies can attack us—and travel around to attack us again and again—I don't know what it is. Nor do I want to know.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Boiling down the RW response to Loughner

Joe Scarborough of all people finally helps me to boil down what's so wrong the RW response to the Tucson shooting. What they all are really saying:

The fact that I'm an irresponsible and offensive asshole doesn't make me responsible for the Tucson shooting!

Yeah, well, they may be right.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

"The *educated* ruling class"

One well known commentator, on Obama's speech at the Tuscon memorial:

It was, it was all the things the educated, ruling class wants their members to be and sound like.

"Educated" is a bad thing, apparently.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Haate crime

The Washington Post had a word contest years ago in which they invited readers to take a word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition for the word. Here's one:

Haate crime: What Dutch Nazis get charged with.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011


They don't have the game on the telly in Sydney, but I'll be keeping tabs online.

Oh well. Hell of a try.


Thursday, January 06, 2011

Monday, January 03, 2011

My Own Best Friend (The Dog Song)

"My Own Best Friend," the video. (Warning: Contains words that cause cancer in laboratory mice.)