Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Small Quiz; 50 of Your Betters; Palin Travel On Line

Volokh Conspiracy has a quick ex-presidents quiz, and commenters offer research on the last question. Looks like some could use a copy of C-Span's American Presidents Timeline Poster.

If you've been wondering who will be the next Capitol Hill murderer / murder victim / manipulatively wide-eyed ingenue / sobbing, penitent, middle-aged alpha husband / scandal memoir-novel ghostwritee to hit the headlines, chances are you'll be able to find them in The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful 2005. The FBI might as well open files on all of these people right now and get their DNA, voiceprints, handwriting samples, retina scans, the whole works. On a related note, if Hugh Hefner is on his game, he'll send each of them one of his business cards. So will Oprah.

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The full text of Michael Palin's excellent travel books, based on his excellent travel documentaries, can be found here. One of my favorite moments was when he was in the back of a cart in Turkey driven by one of Turkey's most eccentric cart drivers, who (after bizarre rambling) introduced himself and asked Palin his name. He said "My name is Michael. Michael Caine." Quite witty. Maybe you had to be there.


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