Andrew at Bloggers4Labour has turned the Dead Socialist Watch into a handy piece of script that can run off any and every website on the face of the planet. He explains what he’s done over here, and you can see some of the results on his sidebar about half way down.
A bit out of focus, I know, but probably the closest I’ll get to an action-shot:
My brother Michael will be on Radio Three’s Night Waves tonight at 9.30pm talking about a Russian film that everyone’s talking about, apparently. Tune in, and help to treble the usual audience for late-night worthy talk-radio arts programming.
Overseas viewers — you can get it on the web for the next week or so.
He’s trying to persuade me to listen by telling me that the previous item will have something to do with Rousseau. I’m persuaded.
Over here, with a very fine photograph.
UPDATE [11.30pm]: This is almost too exciting: from the Daily Pilot:
NEWPORT BEACH — The harbor commission voted Wednesday to suspend the mooring permit for a barge used to raise white sea bass in Newport Harbor.During the same meeting, the board voted to move forward with new rules designed to discourage sea lions from living in the harbor. The commission considered ordinances that would make it illegal to feed wild animals, such as sea lions and to discard items, especially fish remains, into the harbor.
Harbor resources supervisor Chris Miller said the commission favored additional provisions to the rules pertaining to fishing vessels. Harbor commissioners Tim Collins, Seymour Beek and Ralph Rodheim are set to meet next week to fine tune the ordinances before they are considered by the City Council…
I was wondering whether he’d get a proper job.
Livio Maitan, Italian revolutionary socialist, born 1 April 1923, died 16 September 2004, one year ago today.
I like living with kittens. Like many of the finest things, they make life more serious and more frivolous at the same time, which is a tremendous double-action. Anyway: here’s Andromache, taking an interest in books:
And here’s Enkidu, lord of all he surveys, thinking about whether to learn a major European language:
I’m still hoping to get a good Andromache-up-a-tree photo, but it’s raining outside, and I don’t want to get wet.
The post below reminds me on an encounter I had almost exactly ten years ago, shortly after moving to the US. I was sitting on the T in Boston reading a copy of the Federalist, and a man in a hat turned and said to me, “Federalist Ten, Madison on faction — that’s my favourite,” and I thought what a great republic this is, where people exchange the numbers of their favourite Federalist Papers on the subway.
Just got back from a curry just around the corner. I was sat at one table reading a book about Leibniz. The couple at the next table were busy refuting Locke.