All Sorts of Things

Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Dark Shadows: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Jump The Shark

Continuing this weekend’s entertainment theme, this post is about the disaster that is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s (B&D) Dark Shadows. I never saw the original show but I can … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sherlock: CBS Steals BBC’s Show but BBC Kicks CBS’ Butt

Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest literary creations of our time and has inspired a number of shows and movies. Some of these are good, some decent, while a … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Europe: Austerity Cuts Cause Protests but No Growth

Greece and Spain have been engulfed in anti-austerity protests over the past two days as citizens express their concerns over the cuts being imposed on those nations by their lenders. … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia: Good Luck Trying to Get a Saudi to Make House Payments

The news that global investors remain interested in parking their money in Saudi Arabia should not be a surprise given that the Kingdom is one of the biggest and fastest … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Iran: Ahmadinejad Speaks and the Israelis Walk Out

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations (UN) on September 24, 2012 and, as is tradition, made his regular “controversial” statements. Nothing new there as, frankly, nothing can … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Terrorism: Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and Salman Rushdie

The recent offer by Ghulam Ahmad Bilour (GABbie), Pakistan’s federal railways minister, of $100,000 to anyone who would assassinate the maker of “Innocence of Muslims” reminds me of the time … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dubai: Ponzi Scheme Just Keeps Taking the Hits

Dubai, the centerpiece of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) strategy to diversify its economic base, continues to reel from one hit after another. On September 23, 2012, Credit Suisse announced … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment