31 March 2009

Dogs, cats and diplomats

The G20 Summit starts on Thursday. Lots of chatter about whether it will be successful. It's definitely unwieldy. 20 countries agreeing on something?

I think that tense sessions like this should include animals. I'm serious! I look at my goofy dogs and think, "How could you stay belligerent or cranky if you've just been playing with Sophie or Pele? Who doesn't melt at a puppy or kitten?" What if before a negotiation everyone sat down on the floor and played with some animals? I can't help but think that it would help the situation. It would humanize it. Bring in a little joy and laughter.

I tell the dogs that they would be a helpful and fun addition to like G20, peace talks, etc. But I'd have to come with them. 

Check out the very cool live blog and map on the Telegraph site. 

30 March 2009

Loney, Dear

The Current always serves up great music that's new to me. I heard this one today by Loney, Dear (Emil Svanängen). Simply lovely!

25 March 2009

How did he get in the tree?

From the TODAY show, video about a puppy who got stuck in a tree.

And another treat for a cloudy day: Father Guido Sarducci on the Five-Minute University. Oh how I love Fr. Sarducci!

10 March 2009

Calm down!

Louis C.K. on Conan O'Brien. We have it great but all we do is complain. We're all such babies.

09 March 2009

Strand-up comedy

From today's Urban Dictionary e-mail:
Strand-up comedy
The way one's hair can look first thing in the morning, sticking straight up in all directions. When Bob woke up this morning, his hair looked like a strand-up comedy.