I can’t wait to arrive in Australia and surf. I mean, I’ve been surfing for years in a number of countries and I absolutely love it. In fact, far too much of my day is spent surfing, so I’m pretty damn good at it. It helps that a couple years ago I had a job that paid me to surf, and that really developed my skillz…. sorry, what?! You are supposd to surf where? The ocean? But aren’t there things in the ocean that have both intentional and accidental ways to cause you huge amounts of bodily pain? I’m much happier sitting in front of my computer, thank you.
And so it is that I continually come across loads of interesting reads, listens and looks (can you say looks? or listens for that matter?).
On today’s menu are:
A) Tubes really are cunts. So are terrorists. And Tony Blair.
A first-hand account from a blogger who was one Underground car away from mixing body parts with a terrorist.
B) The Logic of Suicide Terrorism
An insightful interview with the author of “Dying To Win”, a book about the real motivations behind suicide attacks and how and end can be put to them.
This wealth of information creates a new picture about what is motivating suicide terrorism. Islamic fundamentalism is not as closely associated with suicide terrorism as many people think.
C) Starry Night Photomosaic
A lighter link – it is Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” in photomosaic form – pretty damn cool. Photomosaic, for those that aren’t hip to the term, means it is made up of a gazillion little photos. You can zoom right in and see them all.
A nicely done mix of George W. singing Imagine.