28.09.2002

Report: Iraq sees Saddam’s doubles
"A German television network says it has made a scientific study of 450 photographs of Saddam Hussein and concluded there are at least three doubles posing as the Iraqi president."
Story includes very cool pic of several Saddams in a speedboat on the Tigris.
Numbers game
Instapundit writes: "50,000 PEOPLE ARE DEMONSTRATING IN LONDON AGAINST WAR: Though the press accounts probably won't make a lot of this point, that's less than 1/8 as many as demonstrated against a ban on fox-hunting last weekend."
Well, The Independent does just that, but has a rather more favourable comparison than Glenn's:
"Up to 350,000 people marched in London yesterday against military action in Iraq. And they were not the 'usual suspects'"
"The Stop the War Coalition's aims were self-evident, and the demonstration was merely the latest in a series it has mounted since before the US went into Afghanistan. But it had never drawn support like this before, and the scenes along the Embankment, where the wait to get moving lasted up to three hours, could be compared only with last week's effort by the Countryside Alliance. September, it seems, has become the marching season."
UPDATE: Here is a Guardian article on the counting of demonstrators.
UPDATE II: Instapundit quotes me as saying: "Uh... the date was chosen because of the two year anniversary of the Al-Aqsa intifada." I have to say that I'm not absolutely sure that this is the case in the UK, but it was so for the demo in Oslo.
Brand Wars
I found this game via Remco. It's a good idea, but I didn't bother to finish my game...
Most disgusting fetish this week
I hope this story is as true as the rest of Weekly World News...
Google Voice Search Demo
Has anybody tried this? It sounds quite cool.

25.09.2002

The Sept. 11 Anniversary: Two Weeks Later
From the Onion: "WASHINGTON, DC—It seems hard to believe that a fortnight has already passed, but this Wednesday, the nation will come together to commemorate the two-week anniversary of the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks."