Pretty Close to Brilliant

John Oliver on the RNC convetion.

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History Repeats Itself

Confessions of a Republican (II)

Alas, this is the tragedy version.

(Version I of “Confessions of a Republican” (1964) by the same Bill Bogert & the back story.)

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Notre Temps, Autres Mores

Think of the children is a cliche, but it works.

Meanwhile, I’m not sorry to be in France during the GOP convention. The other day the French had a big celebration about Brexit or something and I enjoyed the fireworks.

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Smart Dust

Oh joy. Smart Dust is the latest threat to privacy predicted in my The Death of Privacy? (2000), to become a near-reality.

In fact, it’s one of the last ones. Needless to say we did almost none of the stuff we needed to do to protect privacy in the intervening 16 years, so now we’re in a much much worse position. The next version of the article may not have a question mark.

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Off to Brexitland

I’m getting out of town for a while. I will be in various places in the UK and France for a while, concluding with a visit to Amsterdam in late July.

Please note that I have a 6′ 7″ (2 meters) tall house-sitter, so my friends from college – I’m talking to you, Paul – can lay off with the emails warning me about posting my travel plans being an invitation to burglars.

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To All My Friends In Europe

including in the UK,


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How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

at-birth2Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike

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