April 17th, 2009

Tea-drinker par excellence

The president's forest.

I've been researching locations for my next convention Trail of Cthulhu scenario. I'm running it in Paris so naturally that's where it's set.

Looking at various things on Wiki, I came across this gem. There's a forest to the west of the city, near Versailles called Foret de Marly. This is what wikipedia says about it:
"Historically, it was a hunting estate of the kings of France, then of the presidents of the Republic" (my italics).

Isn't that great?

I wonder if there's a republican bowling alley for the sole use of Obama, or a cabinet golf course for our prime minister.
Tea-drinker par excellence

Columbine revisited

Today's Guardian has an article that exposes many of the inaccurracies surrounding the Columbine massacre, such as it wasn't a nerd/jock thing and that they had planned to kill many more in an explosion.

There was a psychologist on breakfast TV the other day talking about the media coverage of such events, as well as more personal suicides. He said something to the effect that the extent and goriness of the message of the media is proportionate to the number of people who will copy it.
Tea-drinker par excellence

Another glorious quote

Again from the Guardian, this time tangentially about the Red Rag affair, Fiona Phillips, ex of GMTV (a breakfast show on commercial TV) once said, on air,
"The Holocaust began three years after Walt Disney made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Which puts it in perspective really."

Can anyone match that for sheer nincompoopery?