The original Boston Tea Party involved posh British-colonial landed gentry and wealthy merchants, who disguised themselves as blacks, Indians, and women in order to carry off what amounted to economic espionage; it was behavior worthy of what today would be called the Bullington Club ethos of the participants.
Members of the media show their true colours during a disaster, no longer the esteemed “4th Estate” revealing the truth of power, but rather a rapacious horde producing soon to be unconfirmed “scoops” as the prize of fleeting journalistic glory.
Is it too early for Je suis Lena (Dunham)?
Harry Kane is the English Messi. Nothing can stop him.
I’m pleased to see Ms Knox having a joyous sense of relief after the vendetta waged against her for eight years has finally come to an end.
Je suis Amanda: Mr Sollecito was a sideshow. The main target of prosecutorial obsession was Ms Knox. It’s pretty obvious the Italian legal system leaves a great deal to be desired (see its bunga bungling vis-a-vis Mr Berlusconi). It was humiliated by the Italian-fluent Ms Knox; the police investigation was subject to global laughter. Hence, the vendetta against Knox.
The explosion and fire in the East Village was terrifyingly close to the the buildings on St Marks Place that are the cover art of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti.
Cheap landlords + unlicensed contractors + 100+ year old buildings, a deadly mix.
I’ve read that Tumblr is upset about Branagh’s new film Cinderella.
Neo-stoics like Justus Lipsius and Michel de Montaigne are preferable to Seneca.
Amanda Knox is too beautiful to have committed murder.
In the Italian legal system, Berlusconi hasn’t spent a day in prison.
Netflix is the graveyard of terrible films.
I’m surprised Professor Niall Ferguson, a champion of Empire, believes the British Empire would have tolerated an expanded German one (basically a reconstituted Holy Roman Empire).
The most villainous Brit is Ricky Gervais.
George Clooney may be the greatest human being alive at the moment.