• kathryn bigelow day

    Congrats to the woman who scored a couple of Oscars last night. While everyone seems to get off on the fact she beat her ex-husband, among others, for Best Director, she made history by being the first woman to win for directing a feature-length film.  Of course all great things, however, as BlondHouswife just  tweeted:

    “James Cameron consoled himself last night, by rolling in a huge pile of money. Something his ex-wife’s movie will never see.”

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  • Mussolini’s ghost

    On the taxi ride from Malpensa this morning I learned a little history of our neighborhood in Milan.  I asked the driver to take me to Piazza Loreto. About 20 minutes into the ride, the driver filled me in on Loreto’s history, specifically regarding Mussolini’s execution.

    According to Wikipedia, Mussolini was executed, firing squad style, up in Lake Como.  Following his death, Mussolini’s body was brought to Milan, hung on meat hooks at Piazzale Loreto and stoned by the public.  Alongside, and also hanging, were his mistress and some peers.

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  • religioneering

    a couple posters, one from the god squad, the other for the upcoming EU Parliamentary elections, both seeking believers and new converts.

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