Miscellaneous Saturday thoughts
Very light blogging today. I'm busy having fun--a novel idea, I know!
So, see you tomorrow. But I just wanted to mention a couple of things, and I'll be uncharacteristically brief.
The first is that after yesterday's discussion of kitcsh, I've had one of those phenomena the Germans call an "earworm," in which a phrase goes round repetitively (and often annoyingly) in one's head. This time, the phrase people say to babies, "kitchy-kitchy-coo," was transformed into "kitschy-kitschy-coo." And it turns out I'm not the only one who's ever had the thought.
On a far more serious note, I want to recommend this post by Dr. Sanity about some of the new documents indicating connections between Saddam's regime and Al Qaeda, and the mechanisms of denial that seems to be operating in those who have staked many of their arguments on the nonexistence of any such connection.