A little thing by Orson Scott Card, via Kalebeul’s DJ-guru, Irwin Chusid. Apparently I’m about to become a multiple uncle AND bring down capitalism, seriously, so don’t worry too much about this kind of detail. (FYI: kalebeul’s proprietor has voted once in public elections–green/neighbourhoodist in The Hague, has worked for two centre-left parties, once defeated global communism in a multi-party contest; this is a fairness thing.)
And then there’s Dolemite for President.
- John Kennedy Toole’s mum plays piano and sings
And talks New Orleans in excerpts from Confederacy of Dunces
- Who’s afraid of a new Cold War?
Bilbo Hague seems to think the forces of freedom won the last one, despite Barraco Barner tracking my every move in ways the Stasi wouldn’t have dared dream of. Why, only yesterday I was out in my dinghy when.
I did actually vote once, in local elections in The Hague, for the “green-left” (but actually Kurdish …
- Beard rage
Thanks to the DG for this Mirror item:A DRIVER who tried to run down a pedestrian he thought was terror chief Osama bin Laden has been given a three-month suspended jail sentence. He jumped a red light and sped down a pedestrian street as he chased the bearded shopper. He only failed to hit
- Denis MacShane piece on France
I’ve got a soft spot for Denis MacShane, who never really fitted the New Labour mould. Here‘s a piece by him on France. The sentence that will probably annoy most: “Pour un Britannique, la France est comme un remake des années 70 au Royaume-Uni” (my emphasis).