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Mike Gravel : Why I Care.

Somebody asked me why I want Mike Gravel to win – why I care either way, since I’m not even an American, and this is, after all, an…

So That’s What It’s All About…

I just read a blog somewhere in which an apparently well intentioned but horrifically mal-informed American woman was (god bless her heart for stretching that far across the…

Like A Rolling Stone…

I received an email yesterday informing me that the Rolling Stones are planning a concert in Israel, and asking me to include my name among people who are…

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut…

He’s dead. Kurt Vonnegut, author of some truly wonderful books such as ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’, ‘Slaughterhouse 5’, ‘Deadeye Dick’, and various others is dead. He spent…

WorldMapper: Take A Look At The World…

In case you haven’t run into it, WorldMapper is an absolutely wonderful resource. It is, to quote the blurb, “a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized…

Removal of American News Programming From MBC TV

We the undersigned viewers of MBC in the Middle East abhor the constant broadcast of American produced news on an Arab TV Channel, and find that it as…

From Ali G. To Borat – It’s STILL Not Funny…

I first saw an Ali G. show years ago. I laughed. I didn’t laugh much, but I did laugh once, as I ‘got’ the joke, and then something…

A Tiny Bit of Boycott History…

Most people seem to dismiss boycotts as ineffectual, a quick look at the history of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the Middle East seems to indicate that we have…

What’s Wrong With Alan Shore?

Well, initially, nothing. Season 3 of Boston Legal, however, has put the character in grave danger. There are two reasons, not one, for why Alan Shore had been…

Trying To Keep My Cool…

What the hell is wrong with The Australian? Or more precisely, Roger Boyes in Berlin? They publish an article with the hideous and false title of ‘Mozart Sacrificed…