Posts from March 2003

Sand storm

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: Sand stars on the covers of The Economist and Der Spiegel, but with different perspectives. The Economist says: “The regime has not collapsed at once. Apart from that, the war against Iraq is going well.” Der Spiegel says: “Superpower in the Sand. America’s Stalled Blitzkrieg.”

Ew, Canada

Ew, Canada
: Aaron Bailey sums up all the news from the land that never makes news, Canada.

: Add this: Thousands at pro-American demo.

: And this: Chr

Buy me!

Buy me!
: If I could figure out the subtleties of this site, I’d actually make money on the stock market and I wouldn’t have to work and I could blog all day long. Or as my father would say, “If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass everytime he flies.” I never understood that, either.

Anyway, Blogshares lets you trade fantasy shares on blogs, which are valued based on their links.

If nothing else, a new game involving Blogs and ego is a sure way to get lots of links, just like this. [via Martin Devon]

Matching bets

Matching bets
: Steven Johnson suggests that countries that we should put up “matching grants” for Iraq to spend as much on rebuilding as we spend on bombs.

I’ll bet that by the time we’re done, we’ll be more than matching.

Dum Poetry Jam

Dum Poetry Jam
: Announcing Not In Our Name Music with some really bad rap against the war — but, hey, it’s free. Among the catchy ditties: Pledge of Resistance. [via Mosaikum]

What, France worry?

What, France worry?
: France has a terror alert system. Why? Don’t they befriend terrorists? (Oh, come on, take a joke.)

They just upgraded the terror alert system to the American multicolor model: yellow, orange, red, scarlet (of course, they’d use a fancy color, they’re French!).

Merde in France suggests a different palate based on the weather in Paris: light gray, gray, dark gray, and soot black.

Or may I suggest: Yellow, Yellower, Yellowest, and Sacre Blue.

: Update: Dan Hon has lots of French updates.

Iraqi Idol!

Iraqi Idol!
: Via Adam Curry, Iraqi Idol, the TV show.

ALL NEW EXECUTIONS!!!

See what happens when Simon, Saddam, and others think you suck! Click here for execution photos!

War swag

War swag
: You can buy Iraqi souvenirs on eBay, of course: Iraqi money with Saddam’s mug.. Desert Storm patches… and more. [from Netzeitung]