Charity Extraction

This article appeared in the Tuesday 28th September 2010 edition of MIT’s “The Tech” Newspaper available at the following address: http://tech.mit.edu/V130/PDF/N40.pdf Half an hour waiting in a long snaking queue, or a “line,” according to the jargon over here. There’s room inside and no hold up for checking identification. It’s close to eleven at night andContinue reading “Charity Extraction”

Things to Learn from Cow-on Gate

One week ago now, the Taoiseach was ’round the bar, then on the radio, then sitting on the fence, a sitting duck, deciding what way to play his cards after TD Coveney’s tweets. Now, he’s got his back to the wall. You can throw in a plethora of farmyard puns, but the fact remains that Brian CowenContinue reading “Things to Learn from Cow-on Gate”

Some Things in the US are just HUGE!

We Europeans all hear that everything in the US is ginormous. As testified by the first photo here, it’s pretty clear that in the states, the question isn’t, “Small, medium or large?”, but rather, “What kind of large do you take?”. When it comes to portions though, I suppose I’ll let them away with it,Continue reading “Some Things in the US are just HUGE!”

Commonalities You’d Like to Tape

I was just heading down the stairs when I saw on my right hand side those eating-standing-up tables and a girl giving out something. “Must be the wine and cheese-party”, I said to myself. The one where they try to get you (well actually it’s extremely voluntary) to buy an MIT ring, known as theContinue reading “Commonalities You’d Like to Tape”