Master of the Universists

Meet Ford Vox, former Tuscaloosa Presbyterian, current director of the United Universists -- a group dedicated to promoting the morality of reason and dismantling the bonds of faith on public affairs.



I once asked a bright young Manhattan journalist whether he could define in a single word what made television different from theatre or cinema. 'For good or ill,' he said, 'Carson.'

- Kenneth Tynan in The New Yorker.


Never Again

"Bridget Driscoll was the first person to be killed by a car. The 44-year-old mother of two was knocked down at London's Crystal Palace on 17 August 1896. The car was travelling at 12km per hour. Bridget never knew what hit her. The British coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death. Speaking at the inquest, he warned: 'This must never happen again.'

- from BBC
Sorry, Italy

The award for hottest member of a European parliamentary body goes to Germany, for 18 year old Julia Bonk, representative to the Saxony state legislature.


Lost Camera Bag

If anyone on the Liége-Ostende train last Sunday found a little blue and green camera bag containing a Canon S110, spare battery, cards and mini-tripod, please write to me care of this site. I will reward you endlessly.