In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
The week began with Oscar Night, and a SteynOnline celebration of the very first song to win an Academy Award: "The Continental."
~On the Monday morning after the Oscars, there was a raging controversy over whether a screenwriter who "identifies as straight" but has a gay "affect" and wrote a movie about a tragic gay dissed gays in his acceptance speech. By contrast, the news that 27 per cent of British Muslims "have some sympathy for the motives behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks" was entirely uncontroversial, as Mark noted.
~Tuesday saw an unexpected development on the global-warming front: IPCC honcho and warmographic novelist Rajendra Pachauri found himself facing sex charges for his wandering hockey stick, and forced to resign. As a result, fake Nobel Laureate and serial litigant Michael E Mann is likely to wind up with the only "Nobel Prize" certificate signed by a sex offender. Steyn did his best to resist gloating, but, alas, succumbed in what was our most-read piece of the week, "Nobel Pants Prize".
~On Wednesday, Lance-Corporal Joshua Leakey of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment became the first living British recipient of the Victoria Cross for service in the Afghan war.
~On Thursday, two llamas on the llam in Arizona launched a frontal assault on US national security, as Mark, in between ISIS and Lady Gaga, discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show.
~On Friday, Steyn's Sinatra Century continued with a great song born out of a woman's grief at her sudden widowhood: "All Of Me."
The big story on the climate front was the decision by Democrat Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Ranking Member of the House UnEnvironmental Activities Committee, to sic the Warmish Inquisition on seven climate scientists who have the temerity to disagree with the Big Climate enforcers. As Steyn put it, "Shut up, he explained" is now the First Law of Climate Science. The current targets of the climate mullahs include Richard Lindzen and Willie Soon, both contributors with Steyn to a new book called Climate Change: The Facts. It's available in Kindle at Amazon outlets worldwide, as well as in Kobo and in Nook at Barnes & Noble. And, as always, we thank readers who've continued to support Mark's end of the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial via SteynOnline gift certificates and other Steyn store purchases.
For the SteynOnline weekend movie date, Mark considered the climate-change activist bent on world domination who's the new megalomaniac super-villain in the current release Kingsman: The Secret Service.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.