Category: the daily column

  • The Onion Explains

    Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning: So, you may ask, why was this morning’s top story, a spot usually given to the most important foreign or domestic news of the day, headlined “Miley Cyrus Did What???” and accompanied by the subhead “Twerks, stuns at VMAs”? It’s a […]

  • An American Coach in London

    Could a coach transfer from the NFL to the Premier League? Coach Lasso takes on Tottenham Hotspur:

  • Missed Connection Poetry

    A beautifully written Missed Connection from New York. All I can hear is the strains of James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful while reading this.

  • Bezos (of Amazon) purchases Washington Post

    His letter to the Post employees is fairly innocent. Can you imagine a department store chain owning a newspaper? That’s one way to look at it; another might be that Bezos at Amazon doesn’t focus on profits, so that makes a newspaper just about perfect for the guy.

  • Calvin & Hobbes Documentary ‘Dear Mr Watterson’ coming

    News today of a Calvin & Hobbes documentary coming – here’s the trailer: I love Calvin and Hobbes in a way that I’m not entirely sure how to express – it’s a shame that there’s not more being made, but there were more than enough created that each time I see a strip it feels funny […]

  • South America: Part the First

    When I first thought about a trip to South America, I had some ideas in my head about how things were – I knew it was no longer the place of the past decades, when some revolution or another would push one government out for another, be it from democracy to communist or military junta, […]

  • WSJ: The Poor Little Rich People Are Getting Slugged

    David Atkins: So this is apparently a real thing from the Wall Street Journal. The Onion couldn’t top this. Whether it’s the sad faces of all these put-upon dejected rich people, or the elderly minority couple who is depressed despite not paying extra taxes (or was that the point?), or the distressed single Asian lady […]

  • Google Nexus 7

    “Wait… you have an iPad, a desktop, a Kindle, an iPhone… what the hell do you need a Nexus 7 for?” It’s the first question I get asked with this thing. The answer I’m tempted to give is sheer technolust: who can resist getting another toy that seems to play a role, well, at least […]

  • London Tube Radio

    Simply beautiful: a circuit diagram for a radio made from the London Tube map, instantly recognisable:

  • Pushing a different sky

    Spectacular view from the new Mars rover Curiosity: Jupiter, Venus and Earth in the sky. Amazing to think where science is these days, and the sheer achievement of landing that rover in the first place is a testament to technology and its advancements. How long until we land humans on Mars?