I am so behind on my political reading: Ashcroft is gone. Gonzales is on the way. The acting Attorney General issued a statement reversing the stance on torture: There is no exception under the statute permitting torture to be used for a “good reason.” Thus, a defendant’s motive (to protect national security, for example) is […]
For the last 12 years, a single solitary whale whose vocalizations match no known living species has been tracked across the Northeast Pacific. Its vocalizations have also subtly deepened over the years, indicating that the whale is maturing and ageing. And, during the entire 12 year span that it has been tracked, it has been […]
Anybody else totally not jazzed about New Year’s? I’m not saying jazzed about 2005 – but all the rituals surrounding the transfer of a digit? I’m gonna go work on my ebook and my 2005 resolutions at the cafe until Ron wakes up.
Another gem off MeFi: Bally Total Fitness, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants announced today a holiday gift that will help Americans jumpstart their 2005 New Year’s resolution to get in shape. What? No Bally’s members will be admitted to five of the greasiest and most ubiquitous feeding troughs on […]
During: (found via MeFi) After: Death toll reaching 120,000 mark. And this is before the malaria and cholera sets in. George Bush pledged $35 million dollars of aid (this was after he was called a stingy bastard by some guy in the UN). He’s spending $40 on his inauguration ceremony in a month. $35 million […]
I just got off the phone with my friend Michael. His boss had called him and said that if they don’t sign a new client by the end of January he’ll be losing his job. The company he works for has halfed it’s headcount (down to about 11) and cut the budget in half in […]
And up to 80,000 others. Can Americans look any more selfish with all the hand-wringing about our own shores while these Asian countries are walled in by stacks of bodies? I can’t imagine the health crisis in the next few weeks – if they have any disease outbreaks, this thing is going to double in […]
The New York Times: Year in Pictures for 2004
From Clusterfuck Nation, a blog found I found over on Dunner’s blogroll.: [Las Vegas] is a pathological hypertrophic suburbanoid anomaly in the middle of a desert wasteland, analogous to a deadly tumor growing in a remote part of a person’s body, say the colon. The tumor of Las Vegas was established for the same reason […]
Found these at the grocery on Sunday night. They’re from the UK so if any readers from across the pond have service suggestions, lemme know. They are wheat and barley in kind of a thick cracker texture. Good with peanut butter.