Oil, International Relations, and Angelina Jolie
I thought that title might catch you.
This is a shout-out post, a pat on the back. Virtually, that is. I have come across two blog entries in the past 24 hours that made me stand up and salute. Again, only virtually. Being a sharing person by nature, here goes:
The first is a new post on Oil Politics International, an excellent blog covering issues of foreign affairs as they relate to energy and oil. The blog had been on hiatus for a few months, but it's back and just as insightful as ever. If you spend only five minutes a week reading about the rest of the world--and how it affects everything from prices at your pump to our country's future--spend it at Oil Politics International.
And the blog's writer has encyclopedic knowledge of world politics and energy issues, so use his comments section as your personal tutor space. Or your prep course for that "Jeopardy!" appearance you keep putting off.
The second is a new post about popular perceptions of Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt, to a lesser extent) on Stranded in Suburbia. If you don't like Ms. Jolie for her Billy Bob-blood antics or brother-kissing habits, fine. But Laurie points out that a little green monster may have more influence than logic does on Angelina-haters.
So what do you think--is Angelina a vicious homewrecker ... or a talented, gorgeous woman whose independent streak is refreshing? Is she really of Czech, French-Canadian, English, and Iroquois ethnicity ... or of otherworld origins? Talk to me.