Good Fucking Riddance.
Chonaic mé é (í?) ar thuras bháid timpeall seacht mbliain ó thin, nuair a bhí mé ag freastal ar cursa samhrá ar Oilean Clara. Bhí sé (sí?) go h-iontach ar fad, agus ní dheanfaidh mé dhearmead ríomh an raidharc. Tá píosa dheas air (uirthi?) san iris thar scór The Economist seo seactain. [Tá fios agam [...]
It’s not official yet, but erstwhile SNL writer, author and all-round funny guy Al Franken looks like he’s going to win the contested Senate seat in Minnesota.
Mac users are very found of gloating about how their computers don’t crash nearly as frequently as PCs do, but mine just crashed spectacularly, and in the process deleted an iTunes library I’ve spent 12 of the past 24 hours carefully constructing. I was just about to run an automated search for album artwork and [...]
While I initially had great plans to spend my Christmas holidays reading Diderot, Dostoyevsky and Voltaire (in between vigorous carousing and energetic wassailing), my wicked med school decided to ruin Christmas for everyone and gave us books to review. The choices all suck, but Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point seems like the best of a [...]
Here’s a very thoughtful and measured post from Ross Douthat about the Bush administration’s treatment of detainees in the ‘War on Terror’. I’m not necessarily endorsing Douthat’s position (I very seldom do), but the piece is perhaps the best I’ve read on the matter, probably because it eschews an absolutist stance and also takes into [...]
From NIN.com: 12.11.08: Regarding NIN music used at Guantanamo Bay for torture It’s difficult for me to imagine anything more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you’ve put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture. If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they [...]
Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic rallies to the defence of “Christmas” (as apposed to “Holidays”): Well, this Jew objects. I mean, for Christ’s sake, it’s Christmas. Can’t we call a thing by its name? Hannukah is a minor holiday of a minority religion. New Year’s Day is merely a day on the calendar. It’s a [...]
Life may be frustrating sometimes, but unless I lose my hearing I will always be able to listen to Nine Inch Nails. And that’s really, really uplifting. So thank you, Trent, for close to 20 years of great music. You fucking rule, and every NIN fan loves you to bits. P.S.: Please, please, PLEASE come [...]
Serves you carnivores right!