All your base are belong to us, anyone?
I feel like death warmed over. Do not expect a lot of postings today. Apparently there are two forms of the flu ravaging my campus- the first is the chest cold sinus one, the other involves vomiting and other unpleasantness involving a different orifice.
I have both.
Damian came through and showed me how to post photos, and here is my tribute to our gold medal winning Canadian brethren:
IN a further attempt to prove that they are a bunch of lawless twits who run the Olympics like a bunch of backdealing used car salesmen, the IOC has stripped several cross country skiiers of their gold medals for allegedly using a drug that IS NOT ON THE BANNED LIST OF SUBSTANCES. Yes, it may have similar properties, but it is not banned.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? I am willing to bet they are the same people who run the EU.
CONGRATS to our northern neighbors the Canadians for their sound defeat of the US in the gold medal game. This breaks a 50 year drought for the Canadians, and I am really happy for them.
I know some people have a little bet going, notably Damian and Pejman, but I just could not whip up the enthusiasm for the rivalry. For one thing, as a die-hard Penguins fan, how do I root against Mario Lemieux? Despite all of Jean Chretien’s attempts to make the Canadian government as obnoxious towards the US as the EU, I can not make an-us-them rivalry with Canada. it just isn’t there. When I think of the ‘Us’ in an us/them relationship, Canadians are on the Us side of the equation in my mind.
If Damian will teach me how to insert pictures, I will gladly fly the Canadian flag in their honor.
Fascinating new article in the the Economist about a new processor that is designed solely for digital photography.