Fucking Blogger!!

Fucking Blogger.com ate my last post! Fuck! Fuck! Now I have to reconstruct it from scratch. Fuck!

“50 Cent and The Game announce that they were ‘squashing their beef’ … The press, meanwhile, seemed to mistake the event for the Oslo Accords…” –Jody Rosen

Under “delicious irony”, file this story about how abstinence leads to more risky sexual activity. I guess all those kids were spending too much time at this site.

Now I couldn’t very well link to Khaaan.com last week without linking to ShatnerHasBeen.com this week. And while we’re talking about fake space explorers of a bygone era, it seems Rice Burroughs’s classic, A Princess Of Mars, is finally coming to the Big Screen under the new title, John Carter Of Mars. (Not to be confused with the formers Guyanese ambassador to the USA.) Who knows what travesty they will make of it, since the novel is now in the public domain. One advantage of the lapse in copyright, though, is that the original text is now available free online here.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t make passing commentary on Paul Wolfowitz’s appointment as head of the World Bank. I’ll let Michael Lind speak my mind:

“Wolfowitz is the Mr. Magoo of American foreign policy. Like the myopic cartoon character, Wolfowitz stumbles onward blindly and serenely, leaving wreckage and confusion behind… Critics are wrong to portray Wolfowitz as a malevolent genius. In fact, he’s friendly, soft-spoken, well meaning and thoughtful. He would be the model of a scholar and a statesman but for one fact: He is completely inept… Even the greatest statesman makes some mistakes. But Wolfowitz is perfectly incompetent. He is the Mozart of ineptitude, the Einstein of incapacity. To be sure, he has his virtues, the foremost of which is consistency. He has been consistently wrong about foreign policy for 30 years.”