- For those (like me) addicted to fonts comes a Top 100 font list from Germany (I would have ranked Kabel, which is beautiful, much higher) and a post from the Snog Blog chock full of links to freebies & font info
- Via TPMMuckraker, a link to a neat site called LegiStorm which tracks congressional staff salaries
- Via the lovely & talented TBogg, meet Banksy
- Filed under "Just when you think you've seen everything ..." comes Condi Couture, by way of the wonderful Princess Sparkle Pony Blog
I'm not so sure in W's case, although this may simply result from Bush's position outside the bell curve of normal human stupid-variation. He's always talked nonsense about Iraq. "It's the central front in the war on terror," "we fight them there so we don't have to fight them here," and so on. Always, always I get the sense that Bush, confined as he is to the emotional age he achieved before descending to the bottom of countless whiskey bottles, thinks like a 9 year old, and not like a precocious 9 year old. More precisely, like a 9 year old cribbing a social studies paper on Iraq from the I-J volume of the World Book Encyclopedia, circa 1955. What distinguishes the truly simple mind from the discerning mind is the inability of the former to think in terms of simultaneous complex variables, and the tendency of the simpleton to use "concepts" instead of "facts." Facts are hard to deal with, because you have to read, think and synthesize them into a pattern with other facts you have learned the same way. This is what really smart people instinctively know, and always do. They know there are never any shortcuts to understanding anything. Bush doesn't do things like that. He grabs at the broadest generalities he can find and settles there, permanently.