Sep
26
2018
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‘Africa’ (Weezer, starring Weird Al Yankovic)

Got turned onto this.

Africa, Weezer

That’s not Weird Al singing and that’s not Weezer playing, by the way: they’re lip-syncing to the actual song.  Also: the set is derived from Weezer’s Undone – The Sweater Song, for we are deep in the land of the Meta-Joke.  As one might expect from a project that involves both Weezer, and Weird Al.

Still: not bad.

Aug
09
2018
4

Weird Al/Weezer does life cover of Toto’s Africa.

I’m gonna just say it.

The live Weezer cover was not that great, until Weird Al showed up.  Then it became great.  I’m sorry to say that, but in your heart you know it’s true.

Jul
27
2018
6
Nov
11
2017
1
Jul
27
2014
10

Hillary Clinton shows the anti-Bush Left the Hawaiian Good-Luck Symbol.

I do not believe that Hillary Clinton actually believes this, but I do believe that she believes that she needs to act like she believes this. (more…)

Oct
26
2013
1

“Africa.”

Africa, Toto

Another one that always seems to cook off for me at this time of year.

Jul
01
2013
3

Barack Obama to bask a little in George W Bush’s reflected African glory.

Ah, As The Worm Turns.

Jay Carney also announced that George W. Bush will join President Obama at the wreath-laying event Tuesday morning at the site of the embassy bombings. He did not provide many details, but said he did not expect the two presidents to make any remarks at the event.

Care to guess why suddenly Obama can’t wait to be seen with George W Bush? Well… (H/T Andrew Malcolm) (more…)

Jun
22
2013
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George W Bush to visit Africa again! …And, oh, yeah: so will Barack Obama.

Two comments on this:

Mr. Bush, who made fighting AIDS in Africa a top goal of his administration, will take a trip there — his third since leaving office — as part of a program to combat cervical cancer. He will leave late next week for Zambia, where he will help refurbish a clinic, and then head to Tanzania, where his wife, Laura Bush, is organizing a forum for African first ladies.

Mr. Bush will overlap briefly on July 2 with Mr. Obama in Tanzania, the last stop on the current president’s itinerary after Senegal and South Africa. There are no plans for the two to see each other, but Michelle Obama has agreed to attend the first ladies’ forum with Mrs. Bush in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, to promote women’s education, health and economic empowerment.

One is nice, one is… not so nice. (more…)

Jun
22
2012
2

Random thought of the day.

Three hundred years from now, scholars of Christianity will probably refer to this time period as the African Century.  Very interesting, the way that the African churches are spreading, and reacting to developments in America and Europe…

Apr
30
2012
1

#QOTD, An Unsettling Line From @Instapundit Edition.

In reaction to Walter Russell Mead’s post about the latest round of (presumably) Muslim violence against Christians in Nigeria, Glenn Reynolds writes:

While the Knights Templar slouch toward Rome, waiting to be reborn.

Judging from the literary reference embodied by ‘slouch,’ Glenn does not wish* to see another Crusade; and neither do I.  Neither does, I think, Pope Benedict XVI.  But the final decision of whether there will be one is not exactly in any of our hands. Including the Pope’s: most of the Christians in Africa are going to be indifferent at best towards the opinions of the head of the Roman Catholic Church…

Moe Lane

*Note the verb choice.

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