Takin’ a Break

I won’t be posting much for the next week or ten days. I’m working on some other writing projects, and I’ve also got some travel coming up next week. So hasta February, mis amigos. I leave you with these links: –More on the exploding sperm whale in Taiwan—Kaba Kick: “Russian roulette for kids”—Miles B. responds […]

My Next Destination: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Bird Flu” is raging in nearby Vietnam. SARS is still a danger. And China’s got missles pointed in its direction. I ask you this: could there possibly be a better time for me to move to Taiwan? The answer, of course, is no! In early March, I’ll be heading to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where Jill A. […]

The American Imperium

Josh Marshall, who writes about American foreign policy better than anyone I’ve read (including Tom Friedman, who I simultaneously love and hate), writes in the current New Yorker: American power is magnified when it is embedded in international institutions, as leftists have lamented. It is also somewhat constrained, as conservatives have lamented. This is precisely […]

A Few Things

1) First of all, Jordan M. sends along this excellent article from today’s NY Times. “Someone Is Stealing Avocados, and ‘Guac Cops’ Are on the Case.” (Loyal readers know that I make a mean guacamole. Or at least I think I do. And also, I like to compare avocado prices throughout the Americas–they’re about 25 […]

Miscellaneous Stuff

–I predict great things for Wonkette, a DC political gossip blog brought to you by the fine folks at Gawker. –What happens when you eat nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days? Nothing good, that’s for sure. –Google’s just launched their own version of Friendster. –My Yahoo! now features RSS feeds.

“Meet the Fockers”

Sweet Jesus, there is a God. Hollywood Reporter: “Dustin Hoffman has been cast as Ben Stiller’s father in ‘Meet the Fockers,’ the sequel to the 2000 comedy hit ‘Meet the Parents.’” No word on whether or not Mr. Jinx will be returning. (P.S. Further evidence of a higher power here.)

Dean’s Primordial Scream

Jack W. writes: I don’t know how to link directly to it, but on www.DrudgeReport.com you can get a link to an audio of Dean’s concession speech last night in Iowa, where he starts shouting out the names of states that he is going to win, and then lets out this guttoral Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! sound. It’s […]

Huffin’ Down the House

Wow. Jack W. sends along this breaking news item from Roll Call: House Pages Expelled for Chemical AbuseBy Jennifer YachninRoll Call StaffFriday, Jan. 16; 09:44am Seven students were expelled from the House Page School last Friday after they were found abusing household cleaners. School officials discovered the students apparently using aerosol dust cleaner — which […]