Monthly Archives: September 2010

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Just for laughs

Look! Chavecito made a funny:Urgh, that was a groaner. But not without a grain of truth…

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“Nothing to Celebrate”–a bicentennial rap for Chile

Ricardo Cien has a scathing musical indictment for a country turning 200. Here are the lyrics: Today Chile turns 200 years old200 years oldWhere many have given their livesto make this place worthyof equality, fraternity and social justiceBut others only … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: One two three four, let’s have a cum war!

“Make love, not war” obviously means nothing to aquatic flatworms. Their mating ritual consists of a cockfight; winner gets fatherhood, loser gets…well, you know.

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Isn’t that (law) illegal?

Ms. Manx is concerned about our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and about existing (old) laws on the books that predate and violate it and really, for that reason, should be stricken. Otherwise, ridiculous things like these can happen:A man … Continue reading

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Time to end the war in Afghanistan, for the entire region’s sake

Maybe it’s just me, my bookish predilections, and the fact that I’m reading a lot of Greg Mortenson’s work right about now (I just finished re-reading Three Cups of Tea, and have now begun Stones Into Schools). Maybe it’s the … Continue reading

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Hope is born in Chile…

…in the guise of a tiny baby girl: Ariel Ticona, a miner, has a new reason to survive for a few months at 700 metres below the earth’s surface, where he has been trapped for 40 days along with 32 … Continue reading

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Arrested for telling it like it is

Anti-Uribe demonstrators at work.Land of the free, home of the brave…unless, of course, you’re trying to use your freedom and show your bravery by confronting a human-rights abuser at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC: A member of a non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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Best bad book review EVER.

Something (and that something being Thwap) tells me that a certain putz from out west is about to be fast-tracked to the remainder bin. His latest parvum opus is obviously financed by tar-sands profiteers, since it paints their dirty oil … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: “When the eagles crawl on the ground”

This wonderful Alí Primera song goes out to the people of Venezuela today, as they mourn the sudden loss (on Friday) of William Lara, their former president of the National Assembly (and at the time of his fatal car accident, … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Crappy 9-11!

Yeah, like I need to wish any of you a lousy return of this day, eh? Hell, this day was lousy long before it even came to be called 9-11; just ask the Chileans. They lost Salvador Allende, and their … Continue reading

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