Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of the web…the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat…the human drama of athletic blogging…this is Mash’s Wide World of Blogs!
Ok, so the Wide World Of Blogs did not die an ugly death last time. It’s back with another installment and getting stronger. Here are today’s worthy reads:
I joined Bloggers Against Torture this week in support of Torture Awareness Month. Elendil of Rummy’s Diaries started this growing alliance of bloggers to help focus attention on one of mankind’s ugliest sides. This is a worthy endeavor that I ask all who visit to consider joining.
I discovered this blog through Bloggers Against Torture. Apart from offering insights on Presocratic philosophers (that is, standup comedians), this blog offers some very well written and thought provoking posts. One post I would like to call attention to is a post that discusses the politics of torture. This post is a must read for anyone concerned about the state of affairs these days. I am certain that you will not only be rereading this post many times but you will be referring this post to others. It is a good place to start to spread Torture Awareness.
On the other side of the torture debate is Jeremiah Bullfrog of Goddam I love America. Jeremiah loves George W Bush and he loves torture. He is also uniquely skilled in the way of the Ninja. He has declined an invitation from Elendil to join Bloggers Against Torture and has in fact labeled the alliance a bunch of terrorist lovers. He has strong opinions that he inherited from his daddy and he is not afraid of sharing them. He also has uncovered an insidious plot by suicide torturees that must be stopped at all costs. Jeremiah’s torturous ways extend to the (ab)use of the English language, but nonetheless he is worth a read.
"Golmal" means "trouble" in Bengali. This is another worthy blog from across the pond spiced with a South Asian accent. He has found what may very well be the secret weapon in the War on Terror – music. Not just any music but music from opposite sides of the religious/political divide. If these guys can rock than the rest of us should be able to roll. (Note, one of the songs is not in English, but I’m not sure it matters. The title of the song translates to "I’m busted" and he is singing among other things about his wandering eyes.)
Yes, I know he was here last week too. But I can’t help it because this week Jon has whipped out the Race Card and he is not afraid to use it. I also should mention that before you read another book you should read Jon’s book reviews. I have stopped reading books since I started to read Jon’s book reviews and I am sure the reviews will have the same effect on you too.
Enjoy the journey!