[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
One argument endorsing the change [women's right to drive in Saudi Arabia] is that women drove donkeys in Koranic times, with a television cleric noting in recent days that handling a donkey was actually harder than driving a vehicle.
Posted by stronzo on 05.24.2011
ANSA reported that Mr. Berlusconi, in Warsaw, said that anyone who dared criticize the candidates “should be ashamed of themselves.” He added that he did not want anyone “smelly or badly dressed" running for the European Parliament, like the candidates “of some other parties.”
Posted by stronzo on 05.14.2009
"A night owl, Ms. Argerich claims that she learned Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 by osmosis, while sleeping during the day in the same room where her roommate practiced."
Posted by Daniel on 08.03.2008
"Target panic, as the condition is known, causes crack shots to suddenly lose control of their bows and their composure. Mysteriously, sufferers start releasing the bow the instant they see the target, sabotaging any chance of a gold-medal shot. Others freeze up and cannot release at all ... sufferers might actually have a problem called focal dystonia, a common affliction of musicians caused when the neurons that guide a particular movement -- be it aiming a bow or sinking a putt -- become worn from overuse."
Posted by Daniel on 08.01.2008
"Mr. Khodorkovsky became eligible for parole in October 2007 after serving half his eight-year sentence, but lawyers said at the time that several infractions of prison rules — including hoarding “unauthorized” lemons in his cell — had prevented his early release."
Posted by stronzo on 07.17.2008
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