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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Edith Cresson, the French politician whose career is the verbal equivalent of an episode of Jackass

    This has to go down as one of the best descriptions of a French Prime Minister, it's absolutely brillant.

    Ah, it brings back fond memories of those demonstrations of my early youth during which we could happy chant "Cresson! L'oseille! Cresson! L'oseille!" (1).

    (1) jokes being funnier when not explained, I'll provide the explanation if you need it.

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

  • I found the Guardian article amusing, so I think I'll write down some notes here.

    Mrs Ali, [...] said that, by western standards, Mohammed was a perverse man and a tyrant.

    Isn't this true also of Julius Caesar, St Paul, Napoleon Bonaparte ? For some value of 'perversity', a notion often difficult to define.

    Mohammed's attitude had, she said, been "do it my way or there'll be trouble".

    That's logical, he was honestly believing that he was following the will of a Supreme Being. Hence he was always rig