Month: November, 2009

What I saw on my vacation

Literally dozens of trees. Above-average French convoys. Antique boat powered entirely by lightening. Rejected album cover art for Houses Of The Holy. More Zeppelin-y landscapes in general than you could shake a stick at. Oroboros. Jesus H. Carwash There used to be lots of lederhosen collisions at this corner before they added a light.

Gone fishin'

Headed out of town for a few days after a hectic experience finishing The Book (more on this behemoth later). Have a nice weekend.

Iraq Magic Bomb-Detecting Wand

Every police checkpoint in Iraq, I’ve just learned, has been equipped with a magic bomb detecting wand that is apparently objectively useless, but which Iraqi cops and soldiers swear by. “Whether it’s magic or scientific, what I care about is it detects bombs,” said Maj. Gen. Jehad al-Jabiri, head of the Ministry of the Interior’s [...]

The Appeaser

Definitely my favorite description of the Czech lands is Neville Chamberlain’s classic “a faraway country of which we know nothing.”* It occurred to me last night that Neville would make a good high-concept Halloween costume in these parts, although to get the point across you’d need at least two smaller people to represent an annexed [...]