December 14th, 2006

Old Friend

America's Next President?

Barack Hussein Obama (D)

I've been hearing a fair amount about Barack Obama over the last few months and he's currently being touted as a possible challenger for the Democrat Candidate for President - with a real chance of giving Hilary Clinton a run for her money for the job. He's started getting more attention in the media here in the UK and I was wondering what my American readers thought of him and his chances?

Washington Diary: The Next President? (BBC News Online; Wednesday 13th December 2006)
Old Friend

Worlds Tallest Man Saves Dolphins...

Mongolian herdsman Bao Xishun, who happens to be the worlds tallest man at 7ft 8.95inches (or 2.36 m) was called in by vets to help save two dolphins who had swollowed dangerous plastic shards. The shards couldn't be retrieved by artifical means so Bao was called in as his arms measure 1.06meters and were long enough to manually reach the dolphins stomachs.

World's Tallest Man Saves Dolphins (BBC News Online; Thursday 14th December 2006)
Sisters of Mercy

The Highs, Lows and Extremely Lows of Goth...

I forget sometimes how terrible/generic/stereotypical a lot of goth music can be.

Why I forget this I have no idea. It's not like I've been listening to the damn stuff for the last 21+ years and have seen/heard some truly amazing bands and seen/heard soem truly hideous ones.

Still, I shouldn't expect more from an album called "Gothic Party Time" I suppose. Although it has got two Creaming Jesus tracks on (their covers of The Forest and Temple of Love) that I only own on vinyl so that's worth the £6 I paid for the thing to have those on CD :)

EDIT: Maybe I'm being unfair as I'm only 4 tracks in. It might get better...

EDIT2: Who am I kidding?

EDIT3: OMG  :(
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