Sunday, October 21, 2012

This doesn't look good!

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Not a bad opening paragraph or two. This former gunner in the Iraq war's first novel is getting rave reviews. So far it's beautiful and kinda harrowing at the same time!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's a little off topic from my advertising rants, but...

..we seem to want to design, bake, eat and not pay for our cake when it comes to democracy in the middle east. We don't like Assad, but like the rebels but suddenly (in today's NYT) don't like THOSE rebels. We don't want Mubarak, we want democracy, but we don't want the Muslim Brotherhood who won. We don't want Gadaffi, we want the rebels, but we don't want THOSE rebels. We wanted elections in Palestine, but we don't want THOSE guys winning. We're like 6yr olds. And it'll happen again in Syria post Assad and in Iran (hopefully) post Ahmadinejad/Mullahs. Make up your mind America/the West. Do you want democracy or do you want some kind of 'special' democracy where you get to choose the best winner? Coz I'm not sure that's what democracy is.  YEAH, I said it!