Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here are the most attractive Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors and Kings, as determined by me. This is based entirely on appearance, and has nothing to do with what kind of leader they may be.
Luisa Dias Diogo
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Rafael Correa Delgado
United States of America
There you go. That was stupid. And FUN!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I just started reading The Audacity of Hope. I'm enjoying it so far. At one point Obama describes a trip he took with an aide to southern Illinois:
On the drive down, we stopped at a TGI Friday's and I ordered a cheeseburger. When the waitress brought the food I asked her if she had any Dijon mustard. Dan shook his head.
"He doesn't want Dijon," he insisted, waving the waitress off. "Here"—he shoved a yellow bottle of French's mustard in my direction—"here's some mustard right here."
The waitress looked confused. "We got Dijon if you want it," she said to me.
I smiled. "That would be great, thanks." As the waitress walked away, I leaned over to Dan and whispered that I didn't think there were any photographers around.MY GOD! This man is completely obsessed with his spicy mustard! It's a running theme through his political/gastronomical career.
At least he's consistent with his condiment loyalties. That's how you know you can trust him.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The New Yorker cartoons (often) make no sense, are not funny, and are designed to drive you INSANE.
Those bastards suck you in with their fantastic articles, and then give you this:
I always expect that some day they will reveal that their cartoon selection is a cruel sociological experiment designed to shortcircuit pretentious minds, but it seems that they actually choose them based on some sort of legitimate criteria that doesn't include their ability to send me into a fit of rage.
I heard an interview with the cartoon editor Robert Mankoff. Apparently this is his criteria:
1) He wants cartoons that communicate some idea through the medium of humour
2) He wants them to make a point
3) He wants them to have an enduring nature
4) He wants them to strike a chord
5) He wants them to have a distinctive voice
Those are noble goals! I can see why they get such satisfying results.
I shall never forget the meaning of that.