Never Doubt The Power of the Press

In my never ending quest to track down and document every time Romania is portrayed in entertainment media, I came across a strange connection. You might remember a few weeks ago I discussed an episode of Criminal Minds wherein one of the “FBI agents” supposedly recognizes the bad guys as being from Romania because she…

Casting the Purple Stone

From the Guardian (UK): Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days in an attempt to ward off evil. From the Wall Street Journal: Purple, she notes, is a power color. And in most professions, the ultimate question is how powerful you look. From the Independent (UK): Communist dictator Nicolae…

The Flipping Witch Tax: Part 2

Back in January, I seriously hoped I had heard the last of the flipping witch tax but alas, it is not so. My unsleeping internet “eye” picked up a gaggle of idiots chortling about the witch tax and I managed to track it down to this AP report filed by an anonymous reporter and released…

A Sense of Humor

Whew folks, I am insanely busy this week with lots of “behind the scenes” stuff, including adding the finishing touches to the new book. I’ll definitely be writing a full post when everything is set and ready to go. As you can see from the photo, last night I participated in another edition of the…