Thursday, February 08, 2007

Texas and Bosnia

Doug Muir writes:
I’ve known a lot of Bosnians. They’re lovely people. But their politicians are, by and large, the scum of the earth. Nowhere, not even in Serbia -- not even in Texas -- is there such a baffling contrast between likable, easy-going ordinary people and the venal, mean-spirited asstards they choose to lead them. It’s a disturbing mystery.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The end is near for dotcom bust memorial

Austin's own unintended monument to the dotcom meltdown, the skeleton of the never-finished Intel building at fifth and San Antonio, abandoned in 2001, is finally scheduled for demolition this month. About time!