Month: September 12, 2008

Sep 12,2008

Brave Old World

So I just started watching Mad Men tonight (I know, I’m behind the curve on this one; tomorrow, we’ll talk about this new grunge music I’ve been listening to). It’s...

Sep 12,2008

These people…

The Telegraph reports on conversations between David Miliband and Sergei Lavrov: The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, reacted with fury when Mr Miliband and...

Sep 11,2008

Putin's America, cont.

October 7, 2006: Independent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya murdered in her Moscow apartment. July 9, 2004: American journalist Paul Klebnikov shot on the streets of Moscow. March 13, 2006: Russian...

Sep 11,2008

A very un-dude reading of The Big Lebowski

Over at Slate, David Haglund attempts to make the case that the Big Lebowski works as an anticipation of the perfidy of the neocons: Watching The Big Lebowski in 2008,...

Sep 11,2008

Re: Damir on Palin on Georgia

I duly note Damir’s concerns about McCain-Palin’s scary Georgia statements. And yet I note that Palin studiously avoided mentioning a military response or a military presence, unless one were to...