February 3rd, 2006

agent

The Ottoman Empress

By now we're all familiar with how Americans are viewed in Iraq. Sometimes it seems as though the whole populace were busy constructing improvised rose-petal devices and surprising our troops with them. But as popular as we are with hardcore Islamists in Iraq and elsewhere, it's heartwarming to see that we are now equally popular in secular Muslim nations like Turkey.

Xena is bigger than Pluto. First there's six planets, then seven, then eight, then they tell us nine.... now maybe it's ten. How can anyone place any faith in science when they keep changing things all the time? They can't even agree on what a planet is!