Am I the only person who believes that if Kofi Annan had been the detective in charge of the Simpson murder, he would have had the corpse of Nicole Simpson arrested for the crime?Only after he emptied all the pockets, stripped off all the jewelry, and pried out the teeth with fillings.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
West Virginia might get another Robert Byrd Research Center so that the USA can keep up - S.Korea Wants People in 'Smart' Clothes:
Technology-savvy South Korea isn't happy making only MP3 players and the memory chips that go inside many of the more popular models. It also wants people wearing South Korean "smart" clothes with built-in digital music players.Be still my heart! I'm sure the guys down at the barber shop won't laugh as long as they look like MC Hammer pants.
The government is backing efforts to launch the digitized apparel by the end of the year, hoping to win a top position for the country as an exporter of such clothing.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Don’t Fight the Terrorists - Fight the Weather!:
This post was carbon neutral.
It’s a peculiar thing that as the threat of global terrorism reaches a crescendo, so apparently does the threat of global warming—at least that’s what some would have us believe.Ooooo! Show us your muscles - take you hats off!
Tough, national-security language is borrowed from the former and applied to the latter to make the case: "I really consider this a national security issue,” celebrity activist and “An Inconvenient Truth” producer Laurie David said, and hoped the film would serve as a “wake-up call.”
“Truth” star Al Gore calls global warming a “planetary emergency” and speaks of a clash between “civilization and the planet.”
Likewise, Bill Clinton’s “first worry” is climate change. “It’s the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it,” the reputedly intelligent ex-president told a World Economic Forum audience earlier this year. Leonardo DiCaprio, meanwhile, says we’re in the “11th Hour.”
No wonder that while Islamic terrorism claims lives by the thousands every year, Hollywood churns out movies about the menace of Joe McCarthy, the Crusaders, Israeli Mossad and Richard Nixon. Freud called it displacement.
Let’s be honest: people fixate on the environment when they can’t deal with real threats. Combating the climate gives the non-hawks a chance to look tough. They figure, “Let’s flex our muscle with this Mother Nature thing. Let’s take a preemptive strike at an SUV. Let’s show ‘em we can be tough too.”
This post was carbon neutral.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
If you have a weak stomach, I recommend you avoid the tongue bath Alexandre Trudeau gives family friend Fidel Castro in today's Toronto Star.Maybe more than a family friend since Alexandre's mother "acted as Cuban president Fidel Castro's photographer-for-a-day and is plausibly reported to have had a closer relationship with him."