Category Archives: Roundup

The quote explains the graph

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan: If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration’s […]

Mental health break: May 19, 2008

The inspiration for this post came from my friend Cameron who happened to tell me that this site was too negative and it was depressing him. The name may be Why We Worry, but we all need mental health breaks from the problems of the world. Just to be clear, I know I’m stealing this […]

Weekend Roundup 4/21/08

“Some will call this a backward-looking distraction, but only by fully understanding what Mr. Bush has done over eight years to distort the rule of law and violate civil liberties and human rights can Americans ever hope to repair the damage and ensure it does not happen again.” The New York Times finally bothered to […]

The 'How Bad Can We Piss Off China'? Midweek Roundup

Art In Reality “Official” “Unofficial” I’m sure the truth is somewhere in between (but leaning more towards the “unofficial” side of things given that the Chinese typically show nice big banners of hanged criminals in their train stations – not really squeamish about a good shooting, them) Expect these throughout the torch relay run — […]

Sultry Streetwalking Wednesday Midweek Roundup

Georgian region Abkhazia appeals for recognition of independence, citing Kovoso Here we go. Expect S. Ossetia to follow suit. Expect a bit more warfare in the Caucasus this summer. A Fall From White Knight to Client 9 Another disgraced moral crusader. Is it wrong to take such joy in hypocrites? As a friend mentioned at […]

Amazing Midweek Roundup: Steamy S. America, Burning N. America and a Gassy EU

Russia deepens Ukraine gas cuts Russia has basically cut gas supplies to 50%. The EU, at this point, really has no back-up plan and no foreseeable way until a few years down the line to not be heavily reliant on Russian gas lines from Ukraine and Belarus. For Russia, this is a great position to […]

The All New Friday Roundup

  (Because some folks were too hungover Wednesday to do one) This has been covered elsewhere on the news but it’s great to see a group show some real balls for once: New Campaign By Billboard Liberation Front The Billboard Liberation Front today announced a major new advertising improvement campaign executed on behalf of clients […]

The Kosovo Freedom Midweek Roundup

  Very funny, if relevant, spin on what Russia could do to piss off the US. US warns Russia not to encourage Georgian separatists — Oh wait, the real shit. Double standard? Why not. UN Police Quit Destroyed Kosovo Border Post. It’s begun. Enjoy the fires in the night. UN Peacekeepers Pinned Down in Eritrea. […]

Wednesday Midweek Roundup Vol. IV

The Race Card — NYT Review: A provocative new book on the current status of race in America by a Stanford law professor. Why worry about this when the Chinese own all our debt anyways? We’ve given them our purse strings, why not more? Easier Voting Through Graphic Design Information architects and graphic and industrial […]

Non-Wednesday Midweek Roundup Vol. I

This will be short and sweet. Hmm, vital link n/w Europe and Singapore passing through ME? We wouldn’t suspect anyone trying to tap those lines would we? So, another Chinese Food & Health minister to be executed? Seriously, what is going on over there. Stallone vs Myanmar Junta in real life. Enter the extremist madrasas […]