Israel’s Bloody Status Quo
None of this is edifying. Much is abhorrent: indiscriminate Hamas rockets on Israel, Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians in “collateral damage.” Yet I find myself short on moral outrage. It is all so familiar, a recurrent curse. It is a sham fight, and so doubly inexcusable. The Jews and Arabs of the Holy Land are led by men too small to effect change. Shed a tear, shed a thousand, it makes no difference.
A very well written piece about how both sides are dealing with the conflict.
Talking Heads - “Born Under Punches” (Live, 1980)
With a lineup featuring Adrian Belew, Bernie Worrell, and, oh my God I can’t breathe Tina Weymouth looks so much like an angel. A gorgeous, muscular, platinum blonde angel.
Great performance all around. Smoking fretwork from Mr. Belew.
What I wouldn’t give to go to some real Talking heads shows
All that needs to be said. (via tholmans)
Who Won the World Cup of Arm-Folding?
This year’s World Cup has featured some of the planet’s greatest athletes performing seemingly impossible physical tasks. Bicycle kicks. Spectacular goals. Mind-bending saves. Displays of endurance, determination, and balletic grace. And, of course, turning to the left and folding your arms. It turns out that’s surprisingly hard to ace on…