So Many Things Wrong, So Little Time

The People-ification of news magazines is complete, now that an article in The Economist can begin with the author getting most of her pubic hair removed and end with “moustaches are a mystery, to evolutionary biologists and to practically everyone else.”

Breaching the Web notices what many reports on mad cow disease seem to gloss over: the sick cow “was killed and the brain and spinal cord were sent for testing while the rest of the cow was butchered and sold as meat before the test results came back. “

“We feel that it may have been politically motivated”: electronic voting firm gets electronically broken in to, because they were “a patch behind.”

On color-coded alerts, Pandagon has this to say: ”
Why has it taken so long for lawmakers to realize that a gigantic, nationwide, non-specific Be Fucking Scared sign is useless?”

Should be from The Onion but is from an actual news story: “The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning that the popular reference books covering everything from abbreviations to weather trends could be used for terrorist planning.” They should be extra alert “especially if the books are annotated in suspicious ways.”

And a final note, this one goes out to pinheaded Democrats everywhere: the party is supposed to be running against Bush, not Dean. This kind of thing is why you fools lose elections you should win.

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