Friday, July 17th, 2009

Pope's Wrist Fallible And Other News

Not good enough! I want Saturday NOW.My usual Friday attack of Let This Week Be Over Syndrome came early this week (if you're scoring at home, here's exactly when it happened), and I'll try to gut it out and take you through the rest of the day, but man am I finding it hard to care. Still, here are a couple of things you might be interested in.

  • Delivering a sermon at Friday prayers in Tehran, former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani declared that the country was in crisis; the speech was not televised out of fear that he would do exactly that.
  • Eight people were killed in Jakarta when two hotels were bombed. "Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia, likened the perpetrators to 'death spreaders,' or Dracula."
  • The situation in Honduras is still in flux. Amid protests, curfews, and negotiations, ousted President Miguel Zelaya is threatening to return next week.
  • There is not going to be enough of the swine flu vaccine to save us from ALL DYING.
  • The Pope fractured his wrist.

Okay? Let this week be over already!

7 Comments / Post A Comment

WindowSeat (#180)

Does Gamarelli make a wrist brace?

jolie (#16)

Ah! So "Alex Balk Complains About How Hard The Job He Created For Himself" turns out to be the recurring feature you've not abandoned! I knew there was one you could stick to!

jolie (#16)

er, "Alex Balk Complains About The Hard Job He Created For Himself" – I blame the wine hangover. (Really I just don't write very well.)

There should be a German word for that.

miss volare (#553)

Derbalkkrunkenspiel? Neinkaputdiearbeit?

BadUncle (#153)

Balk, when are you going to get your cocktail on?

HiredGoons (#603)

But how are all these things interrelated? What is the cause and effect here?

Ignoring any reality-based timeline, I'm going to suggest this awful chain of events was set off (a la Archduke Ferdinand) by the Pope fracturing his wrist.

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