joanbits for mid-March

  • had the best experience on a bus. EVER.
  • Someone who won’t let me link to the entry (private only) posted a story about a guy who sued himself — because of multiple personality disorder. Trying to get a link — the story happened in Belton, Texas (of course, where else?)
  • found this gem from a great Portuguese writer on how Bush is screwing up the world.
  • My close friend little_chris showed me a great show last night called Talking With Americans. Americans know so little about Canada, they thought that “pummeling caribou to death with Timbits” (that is, Tim Hortons donut holes) was a traditional form of caribou population control. “Congratulations, Prime Minister Horton, on your double double.” :D
  • Another friend not on LJ posted to me this and this about how Bush Sr. doesn’t agree with his son’s actions.
  • had this great moment in the usually dull realm of technical specification writing !
  • and has fun with Rubber Duckies!

Update: Found the link to that suing-self-for-Multiple Personality Disorder article.


March 10, 2003

Bush Sr warning over unilateral action
From Roland Watson in Washington

The first President Bush has told his son that hopes of peace in the Middle East would be ruined if a war with Iraq were not backed by international unity.

Drawing on his own experiences before and after the 1991 Gulf War, Mr Bush Sr said that the brief flowering of hope for Arab-Israeli relations a decade ago would never have happened if America had ignored the will of the United Nations.

He also urged the President to resist his tendency to bear grudges, advising his son to bridge the rift between the United States, France and Germany.

You’ve got to reach out to the other person. You’ve got to convince them that long-term friendship should trump short-term adversity,” he said.