Sunday, March 22, 2009

Best Line I've Read Today...

"To be clear about the rules that apply: extortion is illegal everywhere, except when it is construed as taxation; the payment of extortion, however, is legal, unless it is construed as bribery."

This is from an article on the Somali pirates here. I've become a big fan of Vanity Fair. Their articles are brilliant—both in terms of style of writing and in the amount of information they convey.

Some other interesting ones:
1. Bernie Madoff and his victims.
2. Christopher Hitchens and waterboarding.

There are tons more, if you have the time that is.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stop Staring Already!

Ok, I've just returned from a[nother] trip there and this totally needs saying.

Signing off with promises to update more now that I'm back.