May 4th, 2009


The undiscovered country

So, I got me one of those Dreamwidth accounts that are so popular with the kids these days. My login is Scorpio. No, I intend to keep using my LJ for as long as the doors are open, but in case they ever close, I have a backup elsewhere.

In faintly related news, this article clued me in to Google's attempt to get Facebook-y. So I also set up a Google Profile, despite being a Facebook detractor. Because I've already got so much other stuff tied up on Google, including the now-crucial gcal, so I might as well follow up.


War hawks, Roman catacombs, and a famous nipple

* "In fact, it's hard to find a part of Pakistan where there isn't (a) a separatist movement or (b) Islamic extremists involved in terror attacks."
* Interesting: when being a war hawk becomes treasonous.
* Retreating from reforming 'don't ask, don't tell.'
* Howard Kurtz on the media reaction to the Specter defection.
* Jay Newton-Small on Republican efforts to revamp their party. Bonus coverage by Chris Cillizza.
* Good read: "All the talk about the permanent marginalization of the Republican Party is silly. It will be back. Someday. But first it will have to stop fooling itself and re-engage with the real world."
* Whoah! Reviewing the case against Janet Jackson's nipple.
* Ooh. 'Shedding light on the Catacombs of Rome.'
* When did the model become more important than the clothes?
* Jack Kemp passed away.