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A La Carte (06/12)

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Monday June 12, 2006

Terror: Jonah Goldberg, writing for “National Review Online” blasts Canada (quite fairly, I thought) in an article called “The Price of Nice: Canada Learns.” Read it here.

Film: Pixar/Disney’s latest film “Cars” has been released (to rather flat reviews). Apple has posted the trailer for the next Pixar film, “Ratatouille” which will be released next summer.

Communication: “The Tennessean” has an interesting article on differing body language from around the world. Apparently America’s ‘OK’ signal will get you slapped in Germany and the Indian symbol for “I need to go the bathroom” is an elevated middle finger.

Nature: ABC Online tells the terrible truth about swans, long regarded as a symbol of love and fidelity. “They are in fact cheating philanderers that regularly flee the nest for extramarital sex, Australian researchers reveal.” And, “DNA testing has shown that one in six cygnets is the product of an illicit encounter, smashing the birds’ monogamous image.” Who knew?

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