My year-end feature for CTV.ca is now available: Absurd moments in world politics. I'm told it's very funny. Enjoy!
From the Washington Post: The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift. Four blue pills. [...]
Richard Black suggests that with climate change not sucking up quite as much air time, there was a chance for some other important environmental issues to move up in prominence. From his BBC blog (Dec. 24): From my perspective, 2008 has provided something of a breathing space in a calendar that is becoming more and more [...]
Saw this at the A-V Club: Classe Tous Risques - Claude Sautet’s somber 1960 gangster film got swallowed up by the French New Wave, but it’s finally getting its due now.
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