For those of us who passed Economics 101 by the skin of our teeth, “The Undercover Economist” comes to our rescue. I saw the author Tim Harford on Book TV and was pleasantly surprised he was a quirky (is there any other type) Englishman who could hold his own against bigwig economists at a Heritage Foundation event. Biggest revelation: you can order a “short cappuccino” at Starbucks- its cheaper but they don’t have it on their menu because “there is no space.” Who knew economics was this much fun.
Was it me or was Syriana a little overrated? It started out fine and then ka-plat!
Finally, finally saw Ousmane Sembene’s "Moolaadé." Amazing. O’m’god.
Because I always bow to Aqumada’s recommendations, I moseyed on to buy Zeritu’s new album. Hm. I see now there is a generation gap. I couldn’t quite make it past the third track, and then I made the mistake of listening to her interview on Addis Live. Damn. You know you are old when someone says they were greatly influenced by the Spice Girls, with all due respect to Ethiopundit. But to be fair I didn’t have a pack of sugary pop gum handy when I listened to her album. Will do and report back.