December 18, 2007

all I know is that the waves roll in

Karen Liebowitz, Fueling the Fire, 2005

* From Harper's January 2008:

-- Percentage of NYU students who say they would "permanently forfeit" their vote for $1 million: 50

-- Average amount of meat, in pounds, consumed by a wealthy U.S. child each week: 1.7

-- Average consumed by a poor U.S. child: 2.1

-- Percentage of people worldwide who lack access to a toilet or an outhouse: 41

-- Estimated tons of Carbon dioxide released on New Year's Eve from all the champagne bottles uncorked by Americans: 8

-- Number of minutes it takes all 13,000 New York City cabs to release this much: 7

* Dutch cops insist on smoking pot off-duty:

"Police in Amsterdam are complaining over new rules banning them from smoking cannabis while off duty.

"Officers in the Dutch capital, famous for its liberal drugs laws, have been told they must set the public 'a good moral example.' [Daily Mail]

"…Dutch police union chairman Hans van Duijn said: "Many of our members are opposed to this.

"They are not paid for 24-hours a day. What they do in their free time is up to them."

* Ten best live Bob Dylan performances.

* "Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest." -- Emile Zola


Anonymous Anonymous said...

word up, emile

9:51 AM  

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