Is it just me, or does Brian Linse have an uncanny resemblance (in both appearance and behavior) to Where’s Waldo. Rumor has it that he can be found infiltrating photographs at the Samizdata HQ. Several weeks ago he was in the West Coast Blog party photos? Coincidence?
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.
Aaron Sorkin has nasty things to say about President Bush in an upcoming New Yorker. No word yet if he was on mushrooms or coke at the time of the interview.
Newest google search to hit this site:
Headline: Idiot Googles himself, Does not like What he Finds, Rebuts Finding, Finds Himself Publicly Smacked Down Again.
Because our bloated government does not make enough transfer payments already, CNN is reporting that the United States Government may begin paying ransom for kidnapped Americans, thus creating a lucrative Welfare program for terrorist thugs.
This, if true, is the worst idea I have ever heard from ANY administration, and will surely be followed by a rapid increase in the number of Americans kidnapped throughout the world.
The only payment I would make to foreign kidnappers is in the form of a 30 cent 5.56 round from a smoking M-16.
*** Update ***
A reader notes that I technically incorrect when I call paying kidnappers a Welfare program. Were it a true Welfare program, the terrorist would have to do nothing for their money (see aid to Egypt). In this case, they will at least be doing something.