meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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MySpace Google Slapdown

People don’t spend as much time with Google as they do using other sites. Yahoo had 43 billion page views last month, Time Warner had 30 billion, and MSN had 21 billion. Google just...

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An iTunes For The Rest Of Us?

Just for laughs I often flip through my (free subscription!) Stereophile magazine. You know, the one with the ads for the $12000 speaker wire and $5000 CD players. Imagine my surprise when I saw...

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But There Were No Beheadings!

[Iraqi] Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, who has had ties to a Shiite militia, argued that prisoners found in a bunker-like Baghdad facility that U.S. troops entered Sunday night had been legally arrested based on...

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Oil Politics

It’s Election Day in the Islas Malvinas Falkland Islands. What a great day for democracy. Of course, I can’t really see the UK granting the weak pseduo-Crown Dependency Falklands government any real local power...

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What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us?

The position in which Jamadi died [is] a form of torture known as Palestinian hanging, in which a prisoner whose hands are secured behind his back is suspended by his arms. (The technique has...

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Home Sweet Home

Guantnamo is becoming like a little American town. A Starbucks had recently opened, and a McDonalds and several other restaurants did a brisk business. The area was unpleasantly wet and hot when I was...

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Selling Lamarckism

I complained that too many world cultures were primed to reject the idea of random evolution through natural selection because most cultures or ideologies came out of or are immersed in and dependent upon...

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Gratuitous Blog Fodder

North Carolina’s pro football team got rid of two cheerleaders who were arrested at a bar where witnesses told police the women were having sex with each other in a restroom stall. Witnesses said...