Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Funny Halloween!

There's a cute article in today's NRO, which led me to the NY Times' opinion page in the first time in who knows how long. There I saw this piece, casually clicked on it, read to the bottom of the first page- and exploded in laughter. Ah, the good ol' Times and its never-ending, tragic yet hilarious, effort to destroy normal society. Well, hopefully it'll be a few more years until I go there again, if the paper even exists then.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Star Trek Day

The good news is that I didn't miss it, as I feared I might if it, say, came out over a three-day yom tov or something. (Partial list here). The bad news is that, true to form, I delayed too long and missed out on the shirt. Ah well.

Friday, October 12, 2007

C. Little

I used to ask people a trivia question: Who was the only person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar? The answer was Bernard Shaw, in Literature and for the (adapted) screenplay of Pyagmalion, respectively.

Well, with the continued religious fervor of the warming (whoops: climate) crowd and their coronation of Algore, that's no longer true. Shaw was something of a political dolt, and Gore technically didn't win the Oscar (didn't keep him from grabbing it and speechifying anyway), but it's still a long step down from one to the other- and, if the Peace (har!) prize has to be discussed specifically, it's a long way from Albert Schweitzer and Mother Teresa (although the "har!" applies, really, to anyone not in a uniform) to a guy who made a movie, starring himself.

Then again, the Peace Prize has already gone to such lovelies as Rigoberta Menchu and Yasser Arafat. Oh, and Jimmy Carter, who I've never really heard talk before hearing him praise Gore this morning. Look, a Southern accent is one thing. Carter sounds like a hayseed. I wonder how people bought into him- but maybe that's how he fooled them into not realizing how evil he was. (Props to my Mom, who booed loudly whenever his image appeared in the Menachem Begin Museum.)

Lots to report- hope to post more soon!