Thursday, November 21, 2002
Monday, November 18, 2002
"60 Minutes will be running an interview with head UN weapons inspector Hans Blix tomorrow. The money quote:
What now? Well, let me tell you what now. I'm gonna call a couple of pipe-hittin' Swedish diplomats, who'll go to work on Saddam with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin’, Iraqi boy? I ain’t through with you by a long shot. I’m gonna get medieval on your ass."
Sadly, that's not quite what was said...
footage from the Playboy mansion, and the Beatles on tour.
The archive's far from complete at the moment, but that just means that there's plenty more to come. I recommend poking around.
Sunday, November 17, 2002
Tony Blair has launched an attack on 'yob culture'. Does he mean you?
I'm headed that way...
"You scored 16
Have you fallen in with the wrong crowd? There's nothing wrong with letting off a bit of steam, but remember - those CCTV cameras are everywhere."
Via Iain Murray
Iran’s women bikers in small roar of defiance
Tom Walker, Tehran
"THOUSANDS of Iranian women have applied for motorcycle lessons, marking the quiet crumbling of another taboo of the Islamic republic.
Although Iranian women have been driving cars for decades, it was decided after the 1979 revolution that deposed the Shah that it was not appropriate for them to ride motorbikes. But in recent weeks reformist newspapers have carried advertisements featuring a woman — properly attired in a chador — riding a scooter. There has been no adverse reaction from the authorities.
As with many issues, the boundaries have shifted without any confirmation of an official ruling, and women bikers expect to be on the streets by the spring."