Friday, February 06, 2009

FO News Roundup: February 6, 2008

So what do you suppose is Vladi's theme song? "Gimme Gimme Gimme?" "The Winner Takes It All?" Hm. Let's get to it:

  • Two things we've learned from this week's Economist: Britain's chief of defense staff is named "Jock Stirrup" ("Now look, Colonel Bat Guano, if that really is your name . . ."), and the coupster currently in charge of the islands of Fiji goes by Frank Bainimarama (as in, Fijians hoping for democratic elections are in for a "Cruel Summer"). (P)
  • "You're not bipartisan." "Oh yes we are. You're the ones who aren't bipartisan." "Oh yeah?" Etc., &c., et cetera, and so on, until the economy destroys itself and we all starve. (P)
  • Look: I don't even wanna know how much money New York City spent trying to figure out why things smelled like syrup. (P)
  • Yeah, because nothing resolves feelings of alienation quite like being 1/15 of something. (P)
  • Yeah, because nothing dispels the notion in the Arab world that America does the bidding of Israel quite like an Israeli leader going to America openly demanding that America do its bidding. (M)
  • No joke, the main story on Fox News at the moment. We now know the extent of the creepiness of both Vladimir Putin and Fox News. (M)
  • And I myself ponder world domination, but no lefty spin-mongers headline that story. (M)

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