July 2024


That 70s Show

I’ve now seen something in real life that I only associated with the 70s in America.

Fuel shortages.

Last Monday truck drivers in Spain decided to protest high fuel prices by going on strike. If it were America, they would have formed a picket line in front of a gas station and that would have […]

Penis Love

Ok, this post might be too NSFW for some, but I’m not going to cross any lines that haven’t been crossed on my blog before.

British-Swedish Penis News Like Dan Savage, I’d never heard of Basshunter (or Basshunter myspace), but this young, cute, Swedish pop-star who’s doing well in Britain, has news for the world: […]


From a CNN Article:

The masseuse who discovered Ledger’s body at the apartment at 421 Broome St. in SoHo called actress Mary-Kate Olsen, a friend of Ledger’s, twice before calling 911, a police source with knowledge of the investigation said.

Guys, should any of you ever find my body, please do me a huge favor […]

Respect and Honor

On the other side of the Potomac River from The Mall is Arlington National Cemetery, and it was my destination for the day. And now I don’t know where to begin because Arlington National Cemetery single handedly brings up a myriad of topics to consider, both personal and political.

I guess I’ll start with the […]

Photo Friday: Insignificant

Seemily Insignificant, yet a major memorial. Learn more: Stolpersteine (English)

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Since returning to the States, I’ve kind of been on a movie kick—some mediocre (Knocked Up), and some bad (Nancy Drew). There have been some really good ones—say, for instance, “Simon.”

Simon was on show at the IU Campus last night—it’s a Dutch film focusing on two things that are “matter-of-fact” to the Dutch, yet […]

What a great day!


Originally uploaded by elmada.

I got up this morning at 8:30, and got back in the mode of uploading pictures to Flickr. Yes, I’ve uploaded a ton of pictures to my Flickr account, some from Weimar, some from the States, uploaded in no particular order. You can see examples of recent Dipol […]

Explaing Schiavo

Every once in awhile, something happens in the States that I end up having to explain.

Sometimes I can, some times I cannot, and usually have to resort to explaining that I don’t understand the wackiness of Americans.

Today is one of those days. The Terri Schiavo law has befuddled people, and being the resident […]

War sucks.

I just looked at The Memory Hole, and found this.

I cried.


One thousand members of the US military are dead and suddenly it is a milestone.

I picked up the International Herald Tribune at the train station this morning and read part of it while waiting for my train (it was 10 minutes late) and most of the rest on the train.

Above the fold there […]