April 12, 2007

Piers Morgan makes a Boy Cry

This should be in the comments to Mick's post but I wanted to embed this clip:

In another post I wrote of Piers Morgan (the cad in the clip):
For an excruciatingly funny first-hand account of Grub Street in recent times, I recommend The Insider by Piers Morgan, editor of the Mirror, fired for publishing faked photos of British soldiers torturing Iraqis. His caddish, intimate witness to Murdoch, Diana and the Blairs will define them down the ages.

Green is the new black - hollow marketing

I have to link to this. As Apple is the least green (most black?) company in the demonology of the Church of Climate Change, Steve Jobs has been hanging upside down in his gravity boots to dream up some answers, such as:
Well, we can use more low-power-consumption chips from Intel. That's not exactly a big breakthrough. We can put a hand-crank on our MacBooks like the One Laptop Per Child machine.
Dung-powered laptops was another suggestion. Or how about a Difference Engine built from green Meccano?
Baby seal silhouettes dancing with iPod cords on their heads ?

Reality check

Military expert Col. Ralph Peters (rtd):
The once-proud Brit military has collapsed to a sorry state when its Royal Marines surrender without a fight, then apologize to their captors (praising their gentle natures!) while criticizing their own country. Pretty sad to think that the last real warriors fighting under the Union Jack are soccer hooligans.

A few miles away from from where the British sailors (rightly) surrendered, Michael Yon is embedded in the British Army:
..the Brits were going into extremely hostile terrain, outnumbered, without helicopter support, relying instead upon timing, terrain, maneuverability, firepower, and sheer audacity.
Thanks, Dean Barnett:
The British soldiers he’s embedded with notched 26-27 kills and suffered no casualties of their own while engaging the enemy in a major gun battle. Michael said to me in an email about the Brits he’s riding with, “These guys fight like animals!”