March 04, 2002

MY FAVOURITE CONTRARIAN: CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

MY FAVOURITE CONTRARIAN: CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

Another good dissent piece from Hitch, who typifies my own belief that in current events, unlike science, if everyone believes something, it must be wrong.

Posted by BruceR at 11:34 PM

GARDEZ CRASH: JUST LIKE IN

GARDEZ CRASH: JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES

The situation in Gardez is turning into an eerie replay of Black Hawk Down, isn't it? Just as in Mogadishu, a fellow falling from a helicopter under fire led to an apparent rescue attempt, which then resulted in a second helicopter crashing with heavy loss of life, with some of those fatalities actually occurring in a firefight between survivors and Taliban on the ground after the crash. It's like the Taliban watched the movie last week, or something...

Posted by BruceR at 04:55 PM

THE ONLY REASON THIS ISN'T

THE ONLY REASON THIS ISN'T A HUGE HIT YET IS THE RELATIVE LACK OF PENTIUM 500'S IN THE REFUGEE CAMPS

(Thanks to Lileks for pointing this one out.. as he says, he found it at Fark.) The folks behind the new computer game Underash are a piece of work, indeed. I can't find any fault with anything he's said. But there is a playable download, and plenty of screenshots for you to make up your own mind. Or you could just read the backstory, which is kind of like "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" as written by a group of genocidal Islamic maniacs:

Ahmad [the Intifada equivalent of Gordon Freeman or Lara Croft] is going to move spontaneously, and he will convulse spontaneously. He will not keep silent when the jailerís blade plunges into his living veins, the same as hundreds of similar young men and children who have been determined to reformulate the image of history with their blood.

I'm curious as hell which American company's game engine they're licensing... I'm also still trying to figure out why the tanks bleed...

Posted by BruceR at 02:41 PM

PSST... WANNA KNOW WHERE THE

PSST... WANNA KNOW WHERE THE SECRET GOVERNMENT IS HANGING OUT?

Howie Kurtz needs to calm down. About everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. Government's secret bunkers can be found here. Does he really think terrorists need the New York Post to blab something before they'd figure that they'd be in one of these facilities? Anything involving 50,000 tons of concrete is not going to be concealable by media gag order.

Also in the WashPost: The Americans seem to be having real troubles securing their staging areas and approach routes.

Posted by BruceR at 12:46 PM