Archive for February, 2010

Stumble, fall, slide, win

Posted in sports on February 28, 2010 by Jonathan

The next time you think you’ve failed at something, don’t give up all hope just yet – look at the scoreboard first.

Cribs

Posted in architecture, arts, music on February 24, 2010 by Jonathan

George Friderich Handel’s home, as viewed by Google Earth. (Yesterday was Handel’s birthday.)

“And on your left…”

Posted in arts, culture, news on February 24, 2010 by Jonathan

If you thought taking time off from school to go on a day trip to a museum was exciting when you were a kid, think of how today’s students in Vienna must feel.

Comedy in the Muslim world

Posted in entertainment on February 21, 2010 by Jonathan

A stand-up comedian relates his experiences performing for the troops in Iraq.

At least it’s not the “Swagga Wagon”

Posted in advertising on February 21, 2010 by Jonathan

I’m not sure what to make of Toyota’s new ad campaign for the Sienna, which is referred to in commercials as the Swagger Wagon. On the one hand, it’s a catchy name. On the other, it’s the name of a car I would go to extreme lengths to avoid being seen in.

Perhaps Ed Driscoll could tell me how I should feel about this odd marketing strategy.

“Down with Girly Jesus”

Posted in culture, religion on February 20, 2010 by Jonathan

Tim Blair on Islam’s appeal to men:

There’s no messing around with Mo; he runs a tough shop, which might explain the high number of prison conversions.

Whereas in today’s feminized church, the shop run by Jesus isn’t so much tough as it is touchy-feely. More and more churches are catching onto this.

Fear the beaver

Posted in sports on February 20, 2010 by Jonathan

A Canadian Olympian has the best helmet design I’ve ever seen.