Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield is the blog that asks the question, "Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stuff White People Like is the blog devoted to stuff that white people like.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Charles Fawcett died in London on February 3rd. He was 92. You may have heard of him from the book and movie Charlie Wilson's War, but as this Telegraph obituary shows, the war in Afghanistan was only a part of Fawcett's amazing life. One example:

"In Paris Fawcett also took part in the rescue of a group of British prisoners-of-war who had been placed under French guard in a hospital ward by the Germans. By impersonating a German ambulance crew, Fawcett and a comrade marched in at 4am and ordered the French nurses to usher the PoWs out into the yard. "Gentlemen," he announced as he drove them away, "consider yourself liberated."

"You're a Yank," said a British voice.

"Never," came Fawcett's lilting southern burr, "confuse a Virginian with a Yankee."

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Eric Rauchway explains the similarities between the Nixon and Bush administrations in this New Republic article.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Eric Rauchway explains how American political coalitions fall apart in this New Republic article. According to Rauchway, Republican "coalitions fall apart because they can't govern." While Democratic coalitions fail "because the party has overreached after governing successes."