December 11th, 2009


The Zanclean flood and the Obama Doctrine

"Reactions to Obama's Nobel speech yesterday were remarkably consistent across the political spectrum, and there were two points on which virtually everyone seemed to agree: (1) it was the most explicitly pro-war speech ever delivered by anyone while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize; and (2) it was the most comprehensive expression of Obama's foreign policy principles since he became President."

* Blackwater's role in secret CIA raids.
* The challenge of getting the public to care about climate change.
* closes the door on ClimateGate.
* Meanwhile, Russia is revamping their military.
* New ideas for health care reform in Indiana.
* "How long does it take to dissolve a human body?"
* Strange things are afoot on Saturn's moon Iapetus.
* "Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago."

What the hell?!

oh, unexpected

I've been slacking on the LJ life updates, but yeah. Tonight was supposed to be the third night in a row of holiday partys (Wed. was my work, yesterday was M.'s work.) Specifically the annual cruise/dinner for M.'s dad's establishment. I'm not big on the boat aspect, but it's always a nice spread. But tonight, comedy of errors. I'm waiting at the Metro, M. doesn't think they will get there in time. We hem and haw, and decide to just call it off. Few minutes later, turns out traffic just opened up, and they're going for the long bomb to race there in time... except I'm already on a train going back stateside. Turns out they made it, with literally seconds to spare. And, had they had to pick me up, they wouldn't have. So now they're cruising, and I've got an unexpected night to relax.