Wednesday, 27 June 2007
File under too cool: Hatshepsut was one of the greatest queens in Egyptian history, but after she died her nasty stepson had all mention of her name chiseled out, burned out, and generally done away with. Some loyal soul secreted her mummy away in another crypt. It has recently been identified. I can only assume it will take a place of honor in the museum in Cairo.
File under think this over: "As scientists are discovering physical bases for the feelings from which moral sense emerges - not just in people but in other animals as well - Descartes's dictum, "I think, therefore I am," loses its force."
And only the CIA, an organization so secret it had its own television series could use its past crimes to divert attention from its present dodgy activities. You have to love it.
File under courageous: I must say to the Germans "huzzah" on their decision not to allow the movie about one of the heroes of the German army, who tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Hitler, to film there if Tom Cruise is the star. I have learned too much of the Scientology organization to approve them. It is a personal opinion.
File under headache: I had a run in this morning with a nasty, nasty, taxi driver. It is notable for its rarity. We were just making a quick run to Marjane because where I can live without incense, I prefer not to.