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Misled and Deceived. By Cornflakes.

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm in It's Different When I Do It, Nutrition and Diet | No Comments »

My friends Andreas and Eva recently gave me a book, Vorsicht Supermarkt! Wie wir verführt und betrogen werden (“Beware Supermarkets! How We are Misled and Deceived”). It is a wonderful tour through the various departments of a typical supermarket (the authors are describing German supermarkets but the descriptions sound just like the American ones I […]

Smile, Things Can’t Be That Bad

Posted: Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 @ 3:23 pm in Expat, It's Different When I Do It, Rant | 4 Comments »

Redzilla writes one of my favorite blogs. She has an Attitude. Her Bullshit-O-Meter is finely tuned. She hates Bush. (Are those last two sentences redundant?) She makes sweaters to keep her hairless cats warm in the winter. I enjoy almost everything she writes. But. [ buying cialis | how you get pfizer viagra | viagra […]

Why this Grinch Hates Christmas

Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2006 @ 7:05 pm in Expat, Holidays, Religion | 6 Comments »

On 7 December, 2006, a tornado appeared suddenly in a residential street in northern London, severely damaging more than 100 houses. Fortunately, only 6 people were hurt, one seriously. No one died, but 34 of the houses were uninhabitable, and all of the residents had to be rehoused until inspections could be made regarding the […]

Seeing Images

Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm in I Want to Believe | No Comments »

Jonathan Jones has written an article in the Guardian, Old Masters, discussing a 27,000-year-old cave painting from Angoulême, France. He reports that the “[a]rchaeologists have discovered what they believe to be a 27,000-year-old drawing of a face, which would make it the oldest in history.” He then goes on to compare the drawing to the […]