January 21st, 2003


"Cork Rock"

melancholyheart mentioned listen to bad 80's butt-rock recently (WOO-HOO!), and discordian, in his response, accidently typo'ed 'cock rock' into 'cork rock'. Needless to say, this got a great bit of laughter from yours truly, who could only imagine a bunch of wine tasters sitting around, headbanging:

"You know, Chadwick, this is an excellent vintage."

"I concur, Nigel. Only in that tiny village do they grow this particular grape."

"Well, it certainly is a treasure. Oh, excuse me there's my favorite drum solo...hold my glass will you?"

"Of course, Nigel, my pleasure."

"My thanks, Chadwick." *grabs two sticks and taps out the drum bits on the empty bottles*

"Go, Nigel, go!"
  • Current Music
    Greg Kihn - Love And Rock And Roll


Wow, so today makes 11 months that Di and I have been together. One more month until the first year is under our belts.

Go us.
  • Current Music
    Pop Will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein Auslander

More Madness From The Desk Of Dubya

(*mucho thanks to woap for the link*)

British author John le Carré has been writing international spy thrillers since the sixties, and he has the inside line on it: he served for five years as a member of the British Foreign Service. He's gotten a lot of credibility over the years, and seems to be a hell of a guy. Not long ago, he wrote an essay titled "America's Madness", which was an entry to a debate on openDemocracy about the Iraqi situation, and later was expanded and published in the "Sunday Herald". I reprint it here for you:

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Further reference links:
openDemocracy: Writers, artists and civic leaders on the War

Copy of the Herald article (above) received from here
  • Current Music
    Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do (awfully appropriate, doncha think?)