Monday, April 26, 2010

Boobquake

Following on this story where

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes

it seems that... it was right. via Gawker, the New York Post has the story


Boobquake, a day of action that calls on women worldwide to dress scandalously and prove wrong an Iranian cleric who blames natural disasters on immodest cleavage, has started disastrously, news.com.au reported Monday.
At 11am (local time), a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan, no doubt causing thousands of Boobquake fans to hastily button up.

Armageddon

So we're all going to die. The interest rate paid by Greece on its debt just rose by 300 basis points today. Greece is riskier than Venezuela and Pakistan.

Felix Salmon lists several bullet points here. I still don't understand how one could talk about Greece exiting the euro zone just like if it was nothing.  See some explanations here for instance.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This day in awesomeness

The Foreign Service Institute is linking to its language courses online here (via Lifehacker). What is "tagalog"?

Update: This day is quite awesome. Amazon has 1700 free songs here. Via Kottke