February 14, 2006

There are some photos of my 30th on the web. These ones were taken by Barney. If anyone’s got any more, do point them out to me.

There’s also a video of David B and me dancing rumba, but that will never see the light of day, oh no. Barney got a couple of scribb1e and me singing Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin, too.

Seeing yourself on video is odd: I do hunch my shoulders a lot, don’t I? Must stand up straighter. Also, I sound a lot posher than I think I do. Cambridge has rubbed off on me, dontcherknow.

Row erupts over insults to Freedom of Speech:

A row erupted yesterday after newspapers were accused of portraying Freedom of Speech in a manner which might be offensive to Europeans.

“It is totally unacceptable to us what has been happening,” said Mr Handybandy of the Freedom of Speech Action Committee. “Freedom of Speech is very important to Europeans, and the constant barrage of attacks on it over the last two weeks has been very offensive.”

Yep, it’s those Drink-soaked Trotsykite Popinjays For WAR again. In further, slightly more serious, news, We Are All Danes Now.

I also found an interesting interview with Robert Baer, a former CIA agent, on the situation in Iran and Iraq. Pessimistic but informative.