Odds & Ends
Every once in a while I find something that I think might be interesting to do a post about, so bookmark the page; then, very often, I forget to actually do anything with it. So I’m just going to do a quick round-up of some of these things here.
He’s the author of the Chiang Kai-Shek biography that I reviewed a while ago, and I like the book so much I went searching for other writings of his. This is his page at the Guaridan.co.uk, where he’s still churning out stuff at a pretty good rate.
He primarily writes about China, but there are some articles in there about current affairs from other parts of the world as well.
The Hour’s YouTube Channel
For some reason I’m sometimes very slow to catch on to things; one of those is the fact that YouTube has channels, so if there’s something you’re really interested in, you can just check out or subscribe to the channel page and have all the relevant videos collected and organized for you.
So, when one day I was looking for Ricky Gervais stuff and found this . . .
. . . I clicked on the channel link on the side, and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of other great Hour interviews (although George has become somewhat ga-ga giggly with the celebs in his old age; it’s probably the only way they’ll agree to come on the show — he still asks some decent questions, though).
She’s a columnist for CBC.ca. I like her writing.
About a month ago she wrote an interesting article about porn-culture going mainstream (which isn’t a new idea, but I liked her take on it).
I would encourage people to read it and then maybe comment below — hopefully we can get an interesting discussion going about it.
I realize now I really need to start looking abroad then the CBC, though. I’m turning into an old man. Or is that just a silly stereotype? Sorry CBC.