Finding the silver(ish) lining in Afghanistan's Emerald City

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Motorcycles run a close second to Corollas in this town. Mainly of the crappy Chinese variety in the 125cc-250cc range. And the scar around his face isn't some Taliban thing: with measurable quantities of fecal matter in the Kabul air, lots of folks with this kind of fashion statement in town.

So Long, Farewell, and Thanks for the Fish


Nope, not shutting down, just moving, to: Going to set up the site redirect soon, so this is mainly for those of you who subscribe to the blog via email…pretty sure you’ll need to set up your subscriptions to the new site. Same snarkiness, maybe some more/different content. It’s been fun,!


The AUP Hugged Me: Fight 4 Peace — Hamid Rahimi vs. Said Mbelwa

This is pretty much everything I know about boxing: 1. If you’re the Italian Stallion, which is pretty close to white, you always, I mean always, beat the black guy. ‘cuz that always happens in real life. Right, Gerry Cooney? Mainly because Rocky trained like this: 2. Mike Tyson used to box before those Hangover movies. And… Read More ›

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They Don’t Have to Beat Us, They Just Need to Change Our Minds. Or, Michele Flournoy Gives Me a Sad.

  You may have caught the Michele Flournoy story from Joshua Hersh for the Huffington Post, covering Flournoy’s assertion that insider attacks (also known as green-on-blue…I keep seeing the Hulk smash a Smurf in my head) are the sign of “desperation” by the Taliban. If you’re not really clear on where this is going, I… Read More ›


Mandatory 9/11 Post: I’d Rather Forget

“Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” —… Read More ›


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