The Sock Diary

Musings of a part-time Sweaty Sock.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Bit of a round up

Phew. Been a while. Let's see:

The US are likely to lose the "war" in Iraq according to a Knight Ridder (which I can't link to properly, guess you have to pay for it) analysis summarised at the Detroit Free Press. I really think it's going to hell in a handbasket out there. I really don't know what the answer is, but I do feel strongly that we were (and still are being) lied to by our leaders, and that it was a terrible mistake which has ultimately cost more lives that it saved, and has stored up trouble for many years to come by pissing off whole nations in the Middle East. I don't blame them, how would you feel if some blokes turned up, bombed your house to smithereens, told you were free, got blown-up themselves, and then shot your family because they were driving fast away from gunfire? In between you're getting shot at by your countrymen who're pissed at you cos you had a chat with the occupiers. Bush seems determined to do it all again in Iran and/or North Korea. Hopefully, somehow, we'll all manage to kibosh that.

Swedish is made simple(ish) in this sketch by the Two Ronnies. You have to say it unless you're far more right-brain than me (which wouldn't be difficult).

Professor's Saturn Experiment Forgotten: I just feel so sorry for this guy and his team. 18 years to build and send an experiment to Saturn and some git forgets to switch it on. What a nightmare.


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