From outside one will always triumphantly impress theories upon the world and then fall straight into the ditch one has dug, but only from inside will one keep oneself and the world quiet and true. /FK (Contact: TBONotebooks at fastmail.fm. The Blue Octavo Notebooks welcomes mail, although we cannot guarantee a response. Your email may be posted in part on The Blue Octavo Notebooks unless otherwise requested.) Please enjoy the notebook entries, and thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Pirated DVDs of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” (not “The Passion of Christ,” by the way) are selling like hot cakes in Jeddah. And in Riyadh, the government has continued its crackdown on travel agents, many of whom have been detained and had their heads forcibly shaved. Yes, that’s right: They’re arresting travel agents and shaving their heads. Divestment, anyone? I didn't think so.

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