Sunday, September 26, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

I watched Fahrenheit 9/11, and I wasn't particularly impressed, since it didn't cover much new ground.

It's propaganda, and it has strong anti-capitalist, populist themes.

The last part, which covers the war on Iraq is probably the most effective. The visit to the White House of the grieving mother who lost her son in Iraq was gut-wrenching.

Ironically, despite the film's attack on the PATRIOT act, the movie's very existence indicates that the culture of dissent is alive and well in America. I got a fairly good impression of the American system, and it was reassuring to see that some of America's flag-waving patriots are quite unlike the cretins who inhabit parts of the internet.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Daily Links - 25/09/2004

I wanted to use Blogger's spellchecker, so I clicked on the icon to "temporarily enable popups" in IE. Clicking it wiped my post from the here's what I could salvage from memory:

Thursday, September 23, 2004


If the traffic over the last few days is any indication, the airshow this long weekend at Waterkloof Air Force Base will be very well attended.

Some friends phoned this evening, and asked if I wanted to go with, and I am seriously considering their offer. I've seen some of the rehearsals, and the SAAB Gripen will probably put on an amazing display.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Daily Links - 17/09/2004

I'm swotting for a test, so blogging will be light for a week or so.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Bonus Links - 11/09/2004

Weekend Links - 11/09/2004

Friday, September 10, 2004

Living near an airport

As an aviation enthusiast, I always thought that it would be kind of cool to live near an airport....I found out today that I was wrong (I had to attend a gathering near the airport). The ear-splitting noise of jets taking off is very disruptive.

One has to wonder how the people who live in Kempton Park cope with the noise.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Daily Link - 02/09/2004