Gerry Canavan

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Posts Tagged ‘you may know it as Myanmar but it'll always be Burma to me


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A five-year investigation by DVB has uncovered evidence that Burma is embarking on a programme to develop nuclear weaponry. Apparently the purpose of such weapons would be deterrence not of other nations but of internal enemies of the state. Via MetaFilter.

This American Life

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As befits a gray-haired eminence, I have recently fallen in love with episodes of This American Life, which I now download and listen to constantly. Using a number of “Best Of” websites, I’ve had great results with Act V, Fiasco!, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, and the two most recent shows on the economy (1, 2), with eight more episodes waiting on my iPod.

The best one I’ve listened to yet is naturally Superpowers, just wall-to-wall awesome with appearances from Chris Ware, John Hodgman, Zora, and Jonathan Morris from the Gone but Not Forgotten blog—and best of all it turned me on to this very early Chris Ware story once hosted on TAL’s website. If you’ve never heard one of the *really good* TAL episode, start here.

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January 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm