Which Lord of the Rings Character Are You?

Congratulations! You’re Haldir! Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you? brought to you by Quizilla Via Sister Scorpion.

Facial Expression

Via Gene Expression, I came across an old article in Monitor on Psychology about facial expressions. Joseph Campos, PhD, of the University of California at Berkeley […] says, “there is profound agreement that the face, along with the voice, body posture and hand gestures, forecast to outside observers what people will do next.” The point… Continue reading Facial Expression

More Qutb

Bill Allison of Ideofact has been the go-to guy for commentary on Sayyid Qutb for quite some time. I should link to him more often, but all his posts are very thought-provoking and I get lazy in pointing them out. I have an index of his earlier posts on Qutb’s book “Social Justice in Islam”… Continue reading More Qutb

CRVO Update

Like I posted before, I got CRVO (Central Retinal Vein Occlusion), or Papillophlebitis as it is sometimes known, in my right eye. I had a followup visit with my retina specialist this week. I had already noticed that the dark cotton wool spots I was seeing earlier were almost gone. The doctor confirmed that quite… Continue reading CRVO Update


Welcome my Iranian roommate, Kianoush, to the blogworld. He has two weblogs, an English one and a Persian (Farsi) one. Also, I have updates to two posts: Israel: 1948 Transfer? Pakistan’s Nuclear Export

Which Enterprise Character Are You?

You’re T’Pol. You are very analytical and logical, as any good Vulcan is, but this makes you stick out like a sore thumb. You’re cold and calculated, but there’s a softer side to you that you tend to keep under wraps. Take the Enterprise Quiz! Brought to you by redanubis. Via Mythic Flow.

Weblog Maintenance

Several long overdue tasks are finally done. Comments now have individual permalinks. I had individual anchors for the comments for quite some time but you needed to view source to see them. Now the URL for each comment is linked to the date and time for that comment. I have eliminated popup windows for comments… Continue reading Weblog Maintenance

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What Famous Leader are You?

What Famous Leader Are You? Via Foreign Dispatches.

Asia Weblog Awards

Flying Chair has the results for the Asia Weblog Awards. Here are the winners: Hong Kong: Gweilo Diaries Mainland China: Enjoy Code Taiwan: 3Q2U Singapore: XiaXue Malaysia: sultanmuzaffar Thailand: Thailand Life Indonesia: Kambingjantan Japan: Kind of Crap Korean: The Greatest Asprin Foreign (not from or about Asia): Coolios Funniest: Kind of Crap Political: Screenshots Design:… Continue reading Asia Weblog Awards

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Israel: 1948 Transfer?

An Unsealed Room points to an interview with historian Benny Morris1 in Haaretz. Benny Morris is promoting a new version of his book about the Palestinian refugee problem, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Allison is definitely correct about this interview making “tidal waves.” Benny Morris seems to be on a mission to… Continue reading Israel: 1948 Transfer?