Wednesday, July 28, 2010
"Ms Chiba (the Justice Minister and an opponent of the death penalty) said that as justice minister she believed it was her duty to witness the executions in person."
Good. I wonder if she considers it her duty to go to homicide scenes, autopsies, and notification of families of murder victims?
"Prisoners are not told when they will be executed and their relatives are told only after the sentence has been carried out."
Exactly like the people they killed. Seems fair.
(Sorry, up all night on a murder.)
Monday, July 19, 2010
For serious- computer analysis proves it!
So where are the checks?
The software is pretty amusing, especially if it hasn't heard of the actual author whose entire story one enters. It thinks James Joyce wrote The Phantom Rickshaw, Edgar Allan Poe is responsible for The Open Window, and that Esmé is an Artur Conan Doyle product.
Whereas it attributes Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard stories to Mr. Kipling.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
And there's a reason!
Thanks, of all places, Samizdata.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
THIS is the way to spend my tax money!
I thought I'd blogrolled Lauren years ago, sorry. Truly amazing life as art as life.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Yes, that Ann Coulter. Go figure.
It has just about everything:
Pretty music, and a snappy song.
Bonus behind the scenes look at a holy place.
Two profoundly gorgeous dancers.
Someone than whom I dance better. (A very rare thing indeed)
AND, it looks like everyone connected with it had a good time every minute.
Thank you for making me smile and hum all day!
Next time I'm in London, drinks and dinner for Leanne Hainsby and Shelina Somani.
Hey, I can daydream too.
PS, Joe Stilgoe gets it from his father, here's an earworm for you: