Friday, September 30, 2005

A theme restaurant in Cambodia that recreates the genocidal era of the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot? Disturbingly, apparently so...
Say it ain't so! Man United icon Roy Keane has signaled that his days are numbered, and that he'll likely retire at the end of the current season.

Some thoughts and analysis on the fiery Irishman...

Might MLS pick him up for a year or two?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The estimable David Kelly, assistant coach at the University of Hartford, and premier club coach for World Class soccer, has beseeched me to add some pictures to the blog, as he admits to having a hard time reading anything that doesn't include pictures.

Always happy to oblige a friend...

Monday, September 26, 2005

As fine a soccer match report as you're ever likely to read...
I watched a bunch of youth soccer games over the weekend, and what should have been a casual enjoyment of soccer was marred by a coach who seemed as if he was going to rupture a blood vessel in his head from yelling at his players and officials. I become somewhat concerned for the young referee, but the lad handled the circumstances beautifully.

Anyway, it makes me wonder if this is what's coming for referee education -- seems like a good idea to me.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Well this is certainly one way to motivate a fan base for support...
Let's review: On Monday, an announcement to abandon the nuclear program. On Tuesday, an announcement that unless the US provides a reactor, the nuclear program won't be abandoned. On Wednesday, paranoid ramblings about an imminent attack and threats of retaliation.

Yep. Same O, same O.

The difference this time? It was the Chinese who brokered the original deal. Let's watch their diplomatic reaction in the weeks ahead...
Drug abuse avoids FBI scrutiny? Who knew...?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor and relentless Nazi-hunter, is dead at 96.

New York Times.

Washington Post.

L.A. Times.
Why do we have to give them a reactor? Don't the Russians have one laying around Chernobyl somewhere?

And I'm shocked - shocked! - to learn the North Koreans may have been a bit insincere in their initial announcement to suspend their nuclear weapons program.

Monday, September 19, 2005

So North Korea now claims they'll abandon their nuclear program, and of course the media fall all over themselves to break the story. Well you'll forgive me if I'm a little skeptical.

Austin Bay, as ever, provides clear insight on what's really going on with this latest bit of propaganda from the North.
Yes, but did he make any derogatory remarks about your manhood?

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I always suspected that loser Stuart Sutcliffe was a shiftless punk, and now it emerges that he did something in 1960 or whatever to make My Main Man John all angry.

Sutcliffe was always the the real Yoko, trying to mess up the band...
Carnival Round-up!

Trub, the beer blogger, is hosting the Carnival of Recipes. Evil mushroom thingies are featured...

The Manalo reports on the disturbing trend toward blandness, as he hosts the Carnival of Fashion.

Speculist is hosting the Carnival of Tomorrow, linking to all the latest future trends, particularly in nano-technology.

Finally, for those of us that believe the best way to understand what might happen in the future is to study what happened in the past, here's the latest installment of the History Carnival. Don't miss the "Lying About History" section...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Not My Fault daughter has started her own blog.

I'm not sure whether to be delighted or horrified.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

He looks neither left nor right, up nor down. He looks straight ahead to his doom, with a terrifying dignity.
I had intended to link to some memorials and pictorials today, but Joe Katzman over at Winds of Change has done such an extraordinary job that it would be foolish to do anything other than visit his site. Take a few minutes to follow some of his links.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Hey Dan, Happy Anniversary! I hope someone remembered to send you some flowers.
Non-professional use of work email: a cautionary tale.

From asking who stole your ham sandwich to taunts about failed relationships to getting fired...

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Often enough, you see a headline that's accurate. You can also see plenty of headlines that are bizarre. Rarely do you notice a headline that's both bizarre and accurate...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

I remember when I was in college there was a little towny bar that would fill up every night of the week. I didn't always go, but I visited often enough, and every night around 10 pm a small, frail looking woman about 70-ish years old would come in wearing a Salvation Army uniform. She would walk through the pub with a tamborine (no I'm not making that up) and people would fill the tamborine with loose change and the occasional bill. She never stopped smiling, never failed to show up, and always left with her tamborine overflowing with coins.

Well, folks, it's time to put some more cash in the tamborine.

And be sure to stop by Professor Reynold's blog for an absurdly comprehensive list of charity and donation options as well as up-to-the-minute news from New Orleans.