Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So imagine my swell of patriotism when the DIP turns its attention, as it does occasionally, to my very own homeland:
Did you hear my proud silent tear just now? Of course not; it was silent. Still, it's there. Congratulations, you guys.
Monday, September 24, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
Headless corpses raise ritual killing fear
By John Zodzi Fri Sep 21, 11:01 AM ET
LOME (Reuters) - Six grisly murders in Togo in which the victims were decapitated and drained of their blood have raised fears of a resurgence of ritual killings ahead of parliamentary elections in the West African state next month.
The serial killings occurred last weekend in the southern Vo and Lacs prefectures, east of the capital Lome. The victims included a 12-year-old boy and a 63-year-old woman and their severed heads were carried off by the killers.
The discovery of the headless corpses has shocked Togolese and triggered a wave of speculation that the killings were ritual murders. This is a practice still found in parts of Africa in which people kill to obtain body parts and blood in the belief they will bring social success and political power.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
"Hey, ladies. That's right, I signed the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. Who wants to see my stovepipe hat collection?"
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
DiFranco's The Church Is Now Babeville
I recognize the words as English, but not so much the syntax. Anyway, the story's here, in case you have a burning curiosity.
What interests me most about the headline is that a couple of sets of quotation marks would help a lot, which is the complete opposite of most people's problem. In fact, I regularly read a blog devoted entirely to unnecessary quotation marks.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Take anything you want! Take anything you want!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
"In Dover, Delaware, Christian devotees hide eggs fashioned out of plastic underneath bushes as they celebrate Easter, the birth anniversary of the deity Jesus."
Of course I'm aware that "Religion is weird" is not an original observation, but golly is religion ever weird, n'est pas?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
According to the Associated Press, 22-year-old Patrick Hamman of Des Moines, Iowa, was arrested for assault after he attacked his father with a bag of Cheetos.
Well, "attack" may be too strong a word. Hamman apparently threw the bag at his dad, Michael Hamman, and hit him in the face. The blow caused the elder Hamman's glasses to cut the bridge of his nose. Worse yet, the police report says "Michael's T-shirt was also covered in Cheeto dust."
(THE HORROR! THE HORROR!)
We can only presume the bag was filled with the crunchy Cheetos, as the puffy kind would've glanced harmlessly off of Michael's face.
No word yet as to whether Patrick will cut the chee -- I mean, cut a deal with prosecutors.
(GOOD THING IT WASN'T A BAG BUGLES, OR WHATEVER THOSE WACKY, SCREWY CHIPLIKE THINGS ARE.)
(yeah, you wish we had video)