April 2nd, 2003

Scorpion

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"What is really astonishing is that all of these people who are so angry at us for making this effort to dislodge Saddam Hussein were not angry when he slaughtered 100,000 Kurds, or attacked and slaughtered thousands of Shia in the south. They never protested Saddam Hussein's plastic shredders that he uses on dissident, or the rape he uses against the wives of dissidents."
-Cliff May, in an Talking Point article questioning whether the war will create more problems in the Middle East.

A second veteran diplomat resigns over the Bush administration's foreign policy.

Hooray for equality!: Al-Qaida now admitting women.

The Web portal Lycos reported that "Al-Jazeera" became its top search term last week, with three times more searches than "sex."

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Scorpion

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Last night was some surprisingly tasty pizza, and the delightful film 24 Hour Party People. Ostensibly the story of Factory Records and Tony Wilson from 1976 to 1992, this one covers a lot more ground. It straddles the fine line between documentary and, uh, not documentary, but is very self-aware about it, mixing in just a twinge of the surreal and the breaking down of the 4th wall. it keeps it all in the proper ratio, though, and the story just flows along, aided by great, great music. But man, the actor playing Tony Wilson looked like Jack Davenport (the lead guy in Ultraviolet) and sounded like Alan Rickman.

So, another movie crossed off the list of movies I want to see. Note, this is a literally infinite list. And another movie added to the list of those I wish to buy.

To answer a previously-asked question, Al Jazeera reports on the economic ties between Iraq and French, Russia, Germany and Iraq.

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