Patterico's Pontifications

3/23/2003

STAYING UP FOR SADDAM’S HISTORIC

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:40 pm

STAYING UP FOR SADDAM’S HISTORIC SPEECH: Saddam (if that is indeed his real name) is giving a historic speech soon. How can you go to bed with that prospect in front of you? If it goes much past midnight and I am still waiting, I may give up. . .

HUH? Donald Rumsfeld says here

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:53 am

HUH? Donald Rumsfeld says here that Al-Jazeera’s footage of alleged prisoners of war was “a violation of the Geneva Convention.” According to the article, Rumsfeld “said that the convention prohibits the photographing or interrogation by media of those captured in battle.”

Wait a minute. Haven’t we seen a lot of pictures (such as these) of captured Iraqi soldiers surrendering? What am I missing here?

LEGAL TIP FOR THE DAY:

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:54 am

LEGAL TIP FOR THE DAY: Mooning the judge is not a good idea.

SCALIA FAN BLOG: Check out

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:06 am

SCALIA FAN BLOG: Check out Ninomania.

BRITISH: We have to stop

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:00 am

BRITISH: We have to stop killing British soldiers. Things are hard enough on Tony Blair as it is. (I know we don’t mean to, but still — be careful out there!)

3/21/2003

THE MOVIE COURT: My environment-hating

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:27 am

THE MOVIE COURT: My environment-hating friend runs a site called The Movie Court which posts movie reviews from various contributors (my friend and his buddies). My friend has a wonderful gift for writing. Here is a line from his review of “Birthday Girl”:

“I have been known to say that I would pay money to see a movie consisting of nothing but Nicole Kidman reading from a telephone book. After watching this DVD rental, I almost felt like I had accomplished that goal.”

These folks watch a lot of movies. Feel free to check it out.

MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE POLITICAL

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:18 am

MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE POLITICAL QUIZ: A friend who could not care less about the environment writes to say the political quiz labeled him a Green Party type whose political hero is Ralph Nader. Knowing my friend as I do (one of his favorite terms is “treehugger”), this information settles the question of the test’s accuracy once and for all. Whether it is a practical joke or just the most wildly inaccurate test ever, I don’t know. But its results are meaningless at best.

3/19/2003

ONION RERUNS: Reruns include the

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:43 pm

ONION RERUNS: Reruns include the classic story of the failed McDonald’s character the “Hammurderer.”

3/18/2003

NICE ONE: Slate’s Today’s Papers

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:48 am

NICE ONE: Slate’s Today’s Papers feature often has clever headlines, but I especially like today’s: “Bush Comes to Shove.”

3/17/2003

SOME USEFUL FRENCH PHRASES: Can

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:54 pm

SOME USEFUL FRENCH PHRASES: Can be found here. Instead of learning those silly touristy phrases, learn how to communicate the thoughts you would actually be thinking while in France, like:

“Would you stop spitting on me while you’re talking!”
“Voulez-vous cesser de me cracher dessus pendant que vous parlez!”

“As a child, was your cradle rocked too close to the wall?”
“On t’a bercé trop près du mur?”

Complete with pronunciation guide. Check it out.

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