Nov
07
2009

Ye bird thou canst not change

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Oct
27
2009

Yakov the drunken Trotskyite

Few people know that before he became Soviet Premier, Nikita Kruschev was the USSR’s greatest ventriloquist. Kruschev and Yakov the drunken Trotskyite on stage in Kiev, 1934.

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Jul
19
2009

Old-school “Green” jobs

Environmentalist and conservation have been important to Americans for almost as long as there’s been an America. The goals are consistent, only the means have varied from decade to decade. Witness this “workfare” program proposed in 1926: “Scientists believe that the monkey, in addition to his use by investigators in the fields of evolution and […]

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May
06
2009

No books for Philippines

Due to a change in Philippine customs policies, the importation of books into the Philippines has come to a halt. Robin Hemley writes the long version of the story at McSweeney’s, and there’s additional coverage here. It seems a customs official asked an importer to pay duty on a shipment of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. […]

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Apr
27
2009

God listens

(Via stuka’s found.)

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Apr
11
2009

A romantic stroll in Paris

Captured by Google Street View, found by Macworld.

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Jan
18
2007

Soviet architecture of the future

In former Soviet Union, building looks at you! More proletarian Sci-Fi buildings here. And there’s even more Russian fun to be had at English Russia.

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Aug
17
2006

Celebrity pic of the year

Marion Davies? Rosebud Paris Hilton? Captain Beefheart! WTF…just WTF?!?!? Anybody think she’s actually listened to it?

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Jun
08
2006

World Cup pick? The Droogs!

It’s World Cup Soccer time again. Like most Americans, my favorite thing about World Cup Soccer is saying the word soccer to people in countries that really care about soccer. Well, that and the incidents of hooliganism. But with the threat of terrorism added into the mix, this year’s Cup has an almost unlimited potential […]

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Jun
05
2006

Colbert Speaks at Knox College Commencement

Stephen Colbert spoke at Knox College’s 2006 Commencement on Saturday, and they’ve been kind enough to post a transcript of his speech.

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