: 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.”
Posts from March 2003
: 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]
: 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.
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.