Thursday, January 03, 2008

Like, whatever



In before Russell: TCP/IP is Twenty-five.

Comments on my previous post show that readers of left and right are united in condemnation of John Key's aesthetic preferences. It is time to put our political differences aside and stand together, as we face of one of the greatest threats to this nation's well-being: bad architecture. As we enter a New Year, this blog is determined to seek out and mock tacky buildings wherever they can be found.

In the meantime, since this blog has at least one rightish reader, here are some links which reflect the Fundy Post's commitment to diversity. Staying with architecture, how about this for a laugh? A radical, a liberal, a traditionalist, and a conservative are in a car talking about palladium windows, which would be hard to see through and expensive to replace. Moving on, in the free part of Salon Camille Paglia argues for the North American intellectual tradition; it's all about the weather, apparently. In the New Criterion, Theodore Dalrymple (not his real name) discovers he likes a work of conceptual art. And here's something which will really confuse the conservatives: gay Muslims.

Meanwhile and back home, Larry Baldock claims his anti-anti-spanking petition has 250,000 signatures. This blogeur recalls Mr Baldock's previous petition which was anti-prostitution reform and which was just a few signatures away from victory before it collapsed. In Britain, MPs challenge the Bishops.

The NY Times has found a blog which lists bloggers' favourite posts of 2007, which just goes to show how easy it is these days to do print journalism. One that might interest readers is about the new Atheism. Readers might also be interested in the opportunity to date Jesus. Back home again, Horansome has learned that God is a conspiracy theory.

Whilst on the subject of myths, this blogeur (who is of Scottish ancestry and who has considerably more claim to the name of Dalrymple than does Theodore) is somewhat miffed that the story of the Water Horse has been made into a cutesy movie, particularly when the gruesome facts about the Each Uisge are so much more entertaining. On the other hand, this blogeur (who was raised in Kent) is pleased that hodening is making a come-back. And, if you are wondering about the the future of the English language, it is totally in the hands of teenage girls; random.

And finally, back to that story about the homes of the rich and famous in the Herald on Sunday; did it seem to you to be, like, so last year? Did you get a feeling (in the words of my favourite Herald headline) of deja vu all over again? Well, like, DUH: the Herald ran virtually the same story the Christmas before last.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I recall the Christian Right's petition against homosexual law reform here in 1985-6, which included such citizens as M.Mouse and D.Duck*, and was justifiably ignored for that reason...

Craig

*although there apparently is a wingnut Desmond Duck out there somewhere...

The Barefoot Bum said...

Thanks for the plug!

Uroskin said...

It's not just the conservatives that are confused about gay muslims, President Ahmedinejad is too. But then they all belong to the Coalition of the Circumcised.

Russell Brown said...

In before Russell: TCP/IP is Twenty-five.

Dammit, I forgot to blog it.

But you have reminded me to post an interview I did with Vint Cerf in 2003, which covers the TCP/IP cutover. Tomorrow, however ...

Channel Chanel said...

it absolutely amazes me how much i use 'like' whilst talking even though i am far from being a teenager.. after noticing this one day i tried to talk in sentences without the use of the word and it seems it was so integrated into my style of conversation that i had difficulty..

however of course this doesnt stop me from getting frustrated and extremely irritated when i hear others overusing it :>

Channel Chanel said...

unrelated comment BUT i am for some reason very excited about watching 'party animal', im going to add it to my 'rent list' on 'fatso' right now, its gonna take a lot to beat 'the naked mile'

will let you know what i think

xx

Eric Olthwaite said...

All art is conceptual - and don't forget that other deju vu Herald classic "Which celebrities are holidaying in New Zealand this year?"

and don't forget that other deju vu Herald classic "Which celebrities are holidaying in New Zealand this year?"

Eric Olthwaite said...

Oh, and there is nothing wrong with John Key's lawn or house. It's a holiday beach home, you don't go there to do gardening or exert any energy whatsoever.