Category Archives: news
Who knew there were rules in horse racing?
Go pat yourselves on the back for trying to regain relevancy, you superannuated fucks. Why do we have pageants in 2017? This century isn’t what I imagined it to be at all.
AP: A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak If you’re too busy to click through to the guide, I’ve distilled its essence, dumped it down the kitchen sink, and replaced it with a more concise, useful guide: “1. stop worrying … Continue reading
Could Twitter’s Realtime World Blur Our Moral Compass? Emotions linked to our moral sense such as admiration and compassion- awaken slowly in the mind, according to a new study from a neuroscience group show that emotions linked to our sense … Continue reading
China seeks earthquake aid from Japan – CNN.com China is having problems with lakes dammed by earthquake debris. The natural dams will eventually burst, causing widespread flooding and death. China is trying to avoid that, of course. As it’s hard … Continue reading
NASA preps fix for space station toilet trouble – CNN.com The three male residents have temporarily bypassed the problem, which involves urine collection, not solid waste. I don’t know what this means. How does being male help an astronaut bypass … Continue reading
Brown mulls UK oath of allegiance plan – CNN.com Goldsmith calls for a pledge of allegiance, the establishment of a new national holiday to celebrate Britishness, and expanded ceremonies that would take place when new immigrants become British citizens. He … Continue reading
Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding – CNN.com “We created alternative procedures to question the most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, particularly those who might have knowledge of attacks planned on our homeland,” Bush said. “If we were to shut down this … Continue reading
Pirate attacks increase worldwide – CNN.com Pirate attacks worldwide jumped 14 percent in the first nine months of 2007 There’s a reason for that, senator, as this graph would clearly demonstrate if I cared to photoshop the numbers:
I don’t watch much television. It’s not that I’ve become an unbelievably productive person because I don’t fritter all that time away in front of the tube anymore–I haven’t–it’s just that the bulk of my frittering is done in front … Continue reading
Not so fast, Christian soldiers – Los Angeles Times You need a free login (or bugmenot) to access the story, which is a good read that illuminates (again) the cozy relationship between the military and the evangelical Doomsday crowd. A … Continue reading
Chinese ‘trucking’ live rats to southern restaurants – CNN.com Live rats are being trucked from central China, suffering a plague of a reported 2 billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes, … Continue reading
Bush taps general to coordinate war efforts – CNN.com It was a difficult job to fill, given the unpopularity of the war, now in its fifth year, and uncertainty about the clout the war coordinator would have. The search was … Continue reading
Draft of climate report maps out ‘highway to extinction’ – CNN.com “The worst stuff is not going to happen because we can’t be that stupid,” said Harvard University oceanographer James McCarthy, who was a top author of the 2001 version … Continue reading
Coulter under fire for anti-gay slur – CNN.com … the New York Times reported that she responded, in an e-mail, “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would … Continue reading
The Sun Herald AROUND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI: President Bush Visits Thursday This story was buried on page A-10 in the paper, above a “boil water” notice for some neighborhood in Gulfport. Apparently ‘W fatigue’ has finally settled in down here.