Things I didn’t know, latest edition: Bad Italian police, Ezra Pound and Bergdahl, P. Klay, and Pakistanis in U.K. Parliament
Italian police were found guilty of torture in their brutal handling of protestors at the 2001 G-8 meeting in Genoa.
— Italian police were found guilty of torture in their brutal handling of protestors at the 2001 G-8 meeting in Genoa. Those beaten and detained were subjected to a variety of cruel treatments. Some police reportedly sang old fascisti songs while misbehaving.
— Speaking of Italy, I didn’t know that Ezra Pound is from the same town in Italy as Bowe Bergdahl—Hailey, Idaho. The great thing about Idaho is that it keeps Texas from being the craziest state in the country, and I speak as someone related to the founder of Rexburg. Checking just now on Bergdahl, I didn’t know he was discharged from Coast Guard boot camp.
— The fine writer Phil Klay is writing a movie with Judd Apatow. I’ve read all of Klay’s book, but I’ve never finished watching a movie by Apatow, so Klay looms larger in my world than Apatow.
— There are now nine members of the House of Commons of Pakistani origin, including one who is from Scottish Nationalist Party.
— Things I still don’t know: How long before someone whacks L’il Kim.
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