Global warming graffiti, Amsterdam.
In other news, the extremist British Nationalist Party leader Nick Griffin told the BBC that the European Union should sink boats carrying illegal immigrants to prevent them from entering Europe!
"...Her (Palin's) strange story demonstrates the utterly distorting power of fame in America. Carried too high, her wings melted off - a meltdown evident the moment she took the national stage and painfully apparent in every tortured sentence of her rambling, illogical resignation speech. In a country not besotted by fame, a politician as intellectually deficient as Palin, whose ambitions are that untethered and above all who is petulantly unwilling to do the hard, prosaic work of governing, would be ushered permanently offstage. But in a culture of celebrity, the very theatricality of Palin's disgraceful resignation immediately becomes part of her résumé."
As Glenn Greenwald points out, President Barack Obama and the justice department have some serious questions to answer!
On Wednesday, I was in a little grocery store and saw Cherry Cokes! Nostalgia, pure and simple, made me buy one. Today when I opened it, nice and chilled, I was dismayed to find it tastes a bit like cough syrup. Ever have that experience, when you find something isn't quite the way you remember? Or perhaps they're using a different formula these days. Either way, it's a reminder that nostalgia isn't always a good thing.
The National Press Photographers Association's latest newsletter links to a piece about digital manipulation. The New York Times magazine has pulled a photo essay, after bloggers discovered the images had been digitally altered. Read the newspaper's statement here.