Monday, October 31, 2005

And you thought Alito was scary!

Tis the season for things demonic, and this year, the Germans really did it up right. Much to the horror of (hopefully many) Germans, the infamous Zapfenstreich, a "traditional" Prussian night march involing torches and the bearing of Teutonic standards, was carried out for the first time right in front of the Reichstag – and carried live on German TV. Get past the talking head of this video and see some truly frightening images that will put you in the Halloween spirit, perhaps even more than you'd care to be. And in case you think this is just old footage from that "other" era, that's indeed Gerhard Schröder on the reviewing stand, in one of his last official acts as Chancellor that I'm sure he will look back on and wonder how many schnapps he had imbibed when he agreed to this.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Letting Ozzie be Ozzie

He's the best manager in baseball, he's really, really happy to be from Venezuela, and his team just swept the World Series. So here's a tip o' the jimmy hat to Ozzie and the White Sox (and to Malcolm "Vike-Queen" Robinson for sending me the pic).

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Rove v. Ross

Now that Harriet Miers has withdrawn her Supreme Court nomination, who do you think W. will offer up next?

A. Karl Rove
B. Diana Ross
C. Harry Reid
D. Robert Bork
E. Rush Limbaugh

If you're having a tough time figuring out which of these are serious, maybe this ad will provide some guidance.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Mod Con Food Hunt

In light of recent chatter on the topic of culinary oddities, Dr. S. was moved to share the following lovely scan from the lovely Ms. Tomato's blog.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Life in Gitmo

This isn't so easy to watch, but stiffen that upper lip (or pour yourself a stiff drink) and give this a gander: an interview with the former chaplain at Gitmo, James Yee, who provides a wrenching first-hand account of what is going on down there.