“Ahmed Wali Karzai […] a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years […] The C.I.A.’s practices also suggest that the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban.”
Another FAIL type blog, this time with weird car accidents. I accept this one thanks to its lack of annoying captions and dismal memories of myself doodling mainly car crashes when I was a kid. Link to example, whole sequence.
“[You’re] probably already familiar with the concept of The Word of the Day. […] Here’s the idea: things are easier to learn when it involves sex, drugs, and fucking swearing. Because we’re interested in that shit.”
The author explores the nature of Iceland and its financial crisis through the nation’s alpha male fisher attitudes, dangerous optimism, over-educated arrogance and… belief in elves. I laughed repeatedly.