In these interesting times, what can life do but imitate parody?

Giuliani, when asked about HIV, answers with 9/11. Compare with this article from The Onion, it’s practically prophetic! and this Family Guy clip, it’s uncanny! Let’s be clear — Giuliani has nothing whatsoever to point to when people wonder why they should think about voting for him, so he stands tall on the carcasses of the dead of September 11th and exploits them for all they’re worth. It worked for Bush, didn’t it?

Just watching some of these landings will put some hair on your chest.

A special farewell to Kai Tak. Among the things I regret in life is to not have flown into Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport, and not having seen for myself those massive planes fly seemingly perilously close to the buildings of Kowloon — but at least this video does a pretty good job of illustrating the experience. The pilots who managed to get jumbo jets landed on that one runway… well, they earned their paychecks and then some!