This may have been done before, but it’s new to me, at least as far as I can remember. It comes courtesy of Frank Olinsky (who designed the cover for Juliana Hatfield’s new memoir, how cool is that?) — There’s a car company called out there called ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise.) I don’t really know what to say about that. Noble silence? Danny Fisher has a clip of Lama Surya Das, one of the great and persistent proponents of Buddhist humor, on the Colbert Report talking about Barack Obama. For some reason this blogpost feels very name-droppy. I saw Billy Crystal at the airport Thursday night. No kidding. Konchog has a little review of the movie Mongol which I’ve almost been to see several times. But now how can I go see what he calls a “sour caricature”? Sigh. And just when you thought China didn’t care, the government expresses concern over Sudan’s government being accused of genocide. Their concern is that Sudan will stop buying Chinese guns and selling them oil, but I suppose an American can hardly complain about a government’s motives not being pure. Although the U.S. Congress voted to punish the Burmese junta “where it hurts — in the wallet,” in the words of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA). Also the 11,000 store Jewelers of America association voted to ban imports of Burmese gems, a huge source of revenue for the junta. The bill also “gives Chevron incentives” to get out of Burma. Wait, does this mean yet more tax breaks for oil companies?

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