The answer to the teaser from last week is that Mr. Cooper is a foreign policy advisor to Tony Blair that said something rather rash about neo-imperialism being occasionally a good thing. He is described in rather sinister terms as a guru, but appears to lack and svengali-like powers. Thus, Larouche mentioning him in every reference to Tony Blair strikes me as a tad odd.
Hmmm, calling Lyndon Larouche "a tad odd". Next startling observation - the New York Times is a tad tardy in reacting to fads, and bears, Popes and woods are never clever devices for signalling that one has stated the obvious.
Been away from the papers, mostly, and so will only note that as of 1.42pm EST, the United States has won 0.19 medals per million citizens, while the United Kingdon has won 0.3. Uh, like, go team UK.
And prop of the day goes to the Gowanus Yacht Club, which was a delightful place to celebrate the nice weather. Would have been the manic cheese lady at Bierkraft, but we shall wait for a pictchah for that one.