Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A very manly man.


And I was all proud of killing an enormous waterbug all by myself...

Monday, June 27, 2005

Where to Park In Manhattan

Totally useful book! The Feder Guide to Where to Park In Manhattan (and Where Not to Park It!) "lists every parking regulation on every street sign," so you can keep track of those fakakte "alternate side of the street parking" and other infuriating New York parking regulations.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

"Hmmm. If Bono thinks it's a good idea..."

Noel Gallagher, the lead singer of Oasis, and not someone I'd generally agree with, makes a very good point about the "Live 8" concert which is supposed to convince the so-called "developed world" to forgive foreign debt:

He says, "Correct me if I'm wrong, but are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15 minute break at Gleneagles (in Scotland) and sees ANNIE LENNOX singing SWEET DREAMS and thinks, 'F**k me, she might have a point there, you know?'

. . . .

"It's not going to happen, is it?"

PETA employees charged with cruelty to animals

Well, now, this is ironic.

Two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been charged with animal cruelty after dumping dead dogs and cats in a shopping center garbage bin, police said.

Investigators staked out the bin after discovering that dead animals had been dumped there every Wednesday for the past four weeks, Ahoskie police said in a prepared statement Thursday.

. . . .

Police found 18 dead animals in the bin and 13 more in a van registered to PETA. The animals were from animal shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties, police said.

Well, while you'd think that would shock any deluded soul who still supports PETA, it's still just two PETA employees, right? Doing something outside of PETA's scope, right? But wait, what exactly were the PETA employees supposed to be doing?

The two were picking up animals to be brought back to PETA headquarters for
[wait for it...]
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said Thursday.

(Emphasis most definitely added.)

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, "a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy" opiner herself, Ingrid Newkirk, advises that the employees weren't supposed to be dumping dead animals, they were supposed to be collecting live animals so that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals could kill them.

Man, I hate these guys.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Who's dumb?

So, it turns out that John Kerry's grades were actually worse than Bush's were at Yale.

Mr. Kerry had a cumulative average of 76, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. He had four D's his freshman year - a 61 in geology, a 63 and a 68 in two history courses, and a 69 in political science. He also received one D in his sophomore year, The Globe reported. He graduated in 1966.

The Democratic candidate for president, Mr. Kerry had previously declined to release his college transcript, which was included in his Navy records. He gave the Navy permission to release the documents last month, The Globe reported.

The president's transcript was published in 1999 by The New Yorker magazine. It showed that Mr. Bush, who graduated in 1968, had a cumulative grade average of 77 in his first three years at Yale and a similar average under a nonnumeric rating system in his senior year.

I wonder if that's the real reason he didn't want his Navy records released?