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July 2008

A few years ago I wrote a column on how the Iran-Iraq War was the war nobody watched.

Well, thank God I was wrong. Maybe the US networks ignored that war but it turns out there were a lot of Iranian wannabe directors right there on the front line, getting it all on video. And thanks to the miracle of YouTube, you toobs can watch it all.

This is my absolute favorite clip so far. It’s shot from the very front of the Persian lines as Iraqi armor (T-55s, I think) advance toward them. (more…)

July 31st, 2008 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: Vodka, A Weapon For The Body And Mind

While the whole world has been focusing on Prime Minister Putin’s brutal slaughter of the Russian economy, a whole slew of other lesser, but oh so much more graphic, crimes have crept by undetected. We’re here to put a stop…

July 30th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Patriotic Babushka Sings Stalin's Praises

Ever wonder who exactly those 47% of Russians are who are nostalgic for the days of Stalin? Here is one babushka caught singing the Soviet anthem, and singing, and singing, testing the notoriously patient Russian masses…until

July 29th, 2008 | Leave Comment


One of the best things about war is that it’s a huge IQ booster. The only people who use their brains in peacetime are the suits: salesmen, real-estate agents. The rest of us just slog along for the paycheck, get…

July 28th, 2008 | Comments (2)

If you want to see a pure American evil puked up unrehearsed and uncensored, check out these Free Republic comments on the news that two people were killed and several more injured when a gunman started shooting in a Tennessee…

July 28th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Photo Rant: The Coppolas; Or, A Nice Landscape Spoiled

She’ll never get the grass stains out of those shorts You remember those old kid-game cartoons telling you there are 22 things wrong with this picture and you have to circle them all? Like, say it’s a picture of undersea…

July 25th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Iraq's Blood Rain Symphony

Here’s another great war graphic, courtesy of Yasha Levine at eXile. This one shows every coalition casualty as a red drop, so like Yasha wrote me, you see this blood rain falling on a map of Iraq as the days…

July 24th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Page will be a bare naked lady in jail for sure. There was some wonderful news last week: Steven Page, lovable lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, was arrested for cocaine possession. If Barenaked Ladies, BNL to their fans, were…

July 23rd, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Great Bratskys: Spoiled Russians Abroad

Some time ago I was having lunch on the veranda at Moscow’s fancy Simachev Bar with my friend Alexei. He recently became the editor-in-chief of a high-end glossy magazine. We were having lunch and discussing my career options when I…

July 23rd, 2008 | Comments (1)

The Daily Bribe: The Dirty World of Russian Political Bloggers

Sergei Gorshkov, the political blogger who’s in it for the money, not the politics — and isn’t afraid to say so It was a freakishly warm February morning in Moscow, eight days before Russia’s 2008 presidential election. Green army trucks…

July 23rd, 2008 | Leave Comment

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July 23rd, 2008 | Leave Comment

A Prostitute's Guide to Ulyanovsk & Photo Essay

View of Ulyanovsk from my 20th floor hotel room On a Sunday evening in Ulyanovsk, after the Give Birth to a Patriot ceremony, I found myself in a movie theater watching Wanted, the new Russian-directed Angelina Jolie flick, with a…

July 22nd, 2008 | Leave Comment

American Surrender Monkeys: "Live On Chavez's Free Gasoline Or Die!"

What does the American surrender monkey call it when he is defeated in the Iraq War, and he is forced to retreat? A real country can accept defeat like a man, admit that it lost and it is retreating, as…

July 21st, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Taliban Strikes Back

The hills are alive with the sound of RPGs After six years of ignoring Afghanistan, things have gotten bad enough to force American officials to pay attention. For the past two months, U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been higher than…

July 21st, 2008 | Leave Comment

Animated Map of Middle-East Gore

I love this map of middle-east history converted into blots spilling out along a timeline. It’s like a bunch of different flavors of Hawaiian Punch getting spilled on a rug of the Middle East by drunk ten-year-olds who spiked the…

July 21st, 2008 | Leave Comment

Film Review: Summer Movie Meltdown

So I’m just back from watching The Dark Knight with an audience of about five hundred reverent teenagers, some of them urgently muttering, “Yeah! Yeah!” during the more violent action sequences, and I can confirm that this film has indeed…

July 18th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Stop the presses! Christopher Hitchens just noticed that waterboarding is torture! Hitchens announced the news like he’d brought it down from Mount Sinai, in a Vanity Fair article. “Believe me,” he told a waiting nation, “it’s torture.” Well, yeah. It…

July 17th, 2008 | Comments (3)

Browse The eXile Classics

Do you still crave the perennial favorites you’ve come to know and love and worship from the original eXile site but find yourself unable to leave the comfy confines of The eXiled? Well, we’d like to help.

July 17th, 2008 | Leave Comment

It’s been only two days, and already we’ve received dozens of shamelessly fawning letters from readers around the world. For this inaugural [sic], we’ve invited media celebrity Tony Snow

July 16th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Clifford J. Levy's Cold Shower

According to Pulitzer Prize-seeking reporter Clifford Levy of the New York Times, Russia still turns off its hot water to apartments for a month every summer. It’s the kind of scoop that has made Levy a star

July 16th, 2008 | Leave Comment