December 01, 2006
Traditional New Month Open Wanking Thread
Well, November was interesting. First, Americans decided to inform Bush that they were no longer drinking the White House Kool-Aid, as demonstrated by the elections on Nov 7. This was followed by Rumsfeld's resignation, the launch of al-Jazeera's English channel, Pierre Gemayel getting whacked and of course Lebanon turning into a sectarian powderkeg.
Meanwhile, it's suddenly become fashionable to gleefully criticize US foreign policy, as demonstrated by major media outlets using the term "civil war" and US allies sheepishly admitting that the whole Iraq thing has turned out to be a disaster.
Who wants to make predictions for December? Perhaps 'Aqoul should offer a prize to for the most astute forecast.
In any case, this is our monthly thread for open discussion about the site, its contributors and other trivialities. New readers should introduce themselves, regulars may continue whining as usual.
Posted by eerie at December 1, 2006 07:02 PM
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Posted by: eerie at December 3, 2006 11:34 AM
Posted by: Klaus at December 3, 2006 11:44 AM
Oh shut up, Klaus.
BTW I've fixed the comment problem.
Posted by: eerie at December 3, 2006 11:47 AM
Posted by: Klaus at December 3, 2006 12:11 PM
when did Matthew get a sub-journal?
and, while we're on the subject, will Matthew have an RSS feed soon?
I'm a long time reader/lurker with maybe not too much new to add though I may be tempted when it comes to filth issues (For the record: trimmed, haven't tried the halal club sandwich yet).
As for formalities; MENA roots in both personal and academic spheres. Still jobless= too much time spent on MENA web related khara.
Posted by: Abu Dolma at December 3, 2006 02:03 PM
Posted by: dubaiwalla at December 3, 2006 02:44 PM
by the way, there is a really cute advert for body armour on one side of the page with the polling point news anchor bias survey advert on the other side. how in the world did those two end up together?
I better have an RSS feed. As soon as I find out what one is, I'll get it.
Is it anything like an IV tube?
Posted by: matthew hogan at December 3, 2006 07:29 PM
you have an RSS feed, Matthew. it is very similar to an IV tube except with fewer naughty nurses involved.
Do any of you ever open the letters section of a newspaper and just draw a big sigh? I write letters often, some get published, but it's like holding back a flood of sludge with one's hands.
I've been a reader for a while now. I enjoy the analyses, the ranting, and especially the raving. Who knows maybe one of these days I'll be confident enough to pass on my 2 cents.
Meanwhile, everyday I get up, read the news and say "it cant get any worse" but somehow it does.
Where's the light at the end of the tunnel?
Posted by: Wezza at December 5, 2006 02:02 AM
A warm welcome to the lurkers.
By the way, we've been nominated for a Weblog Award.
Posted by: eerie at December 6, 2006 10:10 AM
Btw, if you remember my remarks in last month's open thread about answering a certain "existential threat of expansionist Islam" commenter in Belgravia Dispatch, I eventually decided to drop rational discourse in favor of Lounsburying him and then ignoring him.
Posted by: Antiquated Tory at December 7, 2006 09:57 AM