March 21, 2008

Late News

- A new kind of pulsating star. Sounds mighty fun, if you ask me.

- Eco-friendly footwear goes way stylish.

- No one ever learns. Fine, then. My end of the world holiday beckons, I have it all planned out. It will involve an undisclosed friend and I backpacking around Europe; she'll get up early for birding, we'll meet for lunch and sightseeing, I'll while away the night in unsatisfactory carousing. I may take up a cigar habit. See what you people have driven me to?

- A country in its sixth year of illegal occupation, and how constructive that's been, too, is too swank a country club to let a former prostitute from the UK in for a book tour.

- The original Christian colonists of Latin America raped all the women and killed most the men, it's all there in the genetic signatures. I guess that makes us all cousins, or something. Is there an end to the relentless sickness, cruelty and perversion of this species I belong to?

- No, you weren't pessimistic enough about the housing market. So what. We're only at risk of runaway inflation, nothing to get agitated about ... because it means my student loan debt will magically become no big deal.

- A 6 year old girl dies from a swimming pool drain injury very similar to the case of the girl that John Edwards helped when he was an attorney.

- The Friday roundup at Open Left.

Posted by natasha at March 21, 2008 11:53 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

Wait, I know you're sick, but you can't link to a roundup in a roundup. It could lead to runaway linkage that would endanger the entire blogosphere!

Posted by: KCinDC at March 22, 2008 08:38 AM

I wasn't just in 'Latin' America.

Yeah, we're all cousins.

Posted by: Ten Bears at March 22, 2008 10:51 AM

KC - But a link singularity is what we've been striving for all these years. Sort of an open secret, you know. I'd have thought it was obvious.

TenBears - When you're right, you're right. And of course, it only makes slavery more horrific when you remember that often the people involved were blood relatives, that you had fathers selling off their own children and half-brothers selling off their own siblings.

But that's just here in the Americas, post-colonization.

There's probably not a person in the world whose ancestry doesn't include some atrocious ignominy. Our civilization is such a thin veneer over centuries of ruthless cruelty. But that's the point of trying to have a civilization. So we don't have to keep doing the same godawful things over and over again, though of course we do, every time we forget exactly how capable of them we are.

Posted by: natasha at March 23, 2008 11:56 AM