• “His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia’s relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called Fantastic Dolls, who, like the many transvestites who remain fixtures of Jakarta’s streetscape, entertained people by dancing and playing volleyball.” —The New York Times

  • I don’t think Glenn Beck has a chalk board big enough to plot the conspiracy theory that’s feverishly (and erotically) ricocheting around in his mind right now. “Nanny state,” indeed.