Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Common Cold - Not How I Remember It...

At the moment, I'm suffering from a standard winter cold (or "freshers' flu" as we call it at Durham Univeristy). For some reason, though, it seems to be having a whole different set of symptoms complementing the usual sneezing-your-brains-out and aching joints: apparently, the common cold now comes with a motor function component.

I'm bumping into everything, and dropping everything that it's possible to either bump into or drop. When your taking tutorials for impressionable freshers, it's a little annoying when you trip over your desk or walk into a door...

It's bloody infuriating!

This is very good (if extremely partisan)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"Who is the Real Barack Obama?"

There's been a lot of posting about the shouted response (second video) of "Terrorist" to McCain's question about who Obama really is. While this is repugnant, and that McCain is attracting such supporters should worry everyone, McCain's reaction clearly shows that he doesn't agree - something many in the mainstream media have ignored.

Like I wrote, that McCain is attracting such supporters who feel it is ok to say these things in public, on the air, is very troublesome. I can't imagine that McCain is happy about it, but he didn't verbally repudiate it, either.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Palin gaff During VP Debate

At one point, in the second half of the debate, when she clearly meant to say "John McCain is the one who should lead", she switched the last word for "leave". Oops.