"I have challenged the lion, and I will defeat it."

June 9th, 2011

How can you not want to read an interview which includes the question…

When is fighting a lion not a matter of life or death?

… and the statement1 that …

[…] the lion will probably not let me punch its crotch.

[Via FP Passport]

  1. In response to a later question.

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Let My People Google

April 11th, 2011

I know it's been linked to everywhere by now, but Google Exodus genuinely is well worth a look.

[Via Vidque]

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The Egyptian Presidency

February 17th, 2011

The Egyptian Presidency is Under Construction. Yes, yes it is.

[Via Boing Boing, via bengoldacre]

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Joe Biden on Cruella, Darth, Anton and friends…

February 3rd, 2011

Having argued that President Mubarak is not a dictator, Vice President Biden went on to set the record straight about some of America's other foreign allies:

On Darth Vader: Look, I know Darth fairly well, and Jim, I just want to mention that Darth has overcome asthma, some serious, serious asthma, and it's just a really inspiring story, he's written a children's book about it, I gave a signed copy to my granddaughter for Christmas. Anyway our position is that before Darth blows up the planet Alderaan with his so-called Death Star, which is really just a large weather satellite with a few dual-use components, Darth should, you know, take some of that planet's concerns into account. He should take their concerns seriously, and it should be a peaceful process. They have a right to protest against their planet getting blown up. But Jim, it's a two-way street, and Alderaan shouldn't be vandalising the Death Star's weapon systems, which, of course, not that they exist. There's been a concern that some of the more radical elements, you know, the Wookie Street, might try to do this. So no, we don't think Darth Vader should resign. But if he does – if he does – we can find the recent appointment of Darth Maul as his acolyte Dark Lord of the Sith to be really, really encouraging from a human rights perspective. Just remember, the Empire is a fragile beacon of democracy in a turbulent universe.

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April 23rd, 2008

Haunting images of abandoned hotels in the Sinai peninsula.

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