There was an error in this gadget

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bomb Blast in Oslo

Horrible thing.  And so was my first thought: How long will it take for the Norwegians to blame the Jews?

Ongoing report here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Here is an Englishman"

Crazy as bedbugs some of 'em, but you can almost see how they came to rule the world.

From Time Magazine, 8 August, 1955:
Upshot was that Wintle was clapped into the Tower of London, where the admiring Scots Guards on duty plied him with whisky, cigars, and duck in aspic. But Wintle refused to let them clean his boots and uniform. "Much as I admire the Guards," he said coldly, "I do not feel they quite understand how to look after a cavalry officer's kit."
HT: Charlie Martin at