September 2006

A Vote for Your Republican Congressperson is a Vote for Torture!

The Senate passed Bush’s torture bill. The House of Representatives will probably follow suit. I went to a retirement ceremony today at work for a colonel. They played the National Anthem, prayed, thanked the guy for helping create the most feared military on the face of the planet today, and gave his wife an award …

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Think of the Day.

I wonder whether there’s a reason genetics seems to skip a generation. Like, for the longest time, the average life expectancy was 40 years or so. If a trait skipped one generation, then you’d be, statistically, sure to get necessary traits all the time, without doubling up. A shoemaker begets a poet, who begets a …

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Strange Bedfellows

Warning: Puns. If Sondra Locke married Elliott Ness, then divorced him to marry Herman Munster, she’d become Sondra Locke Ness Monster. If Shirley Jones married Tom Ewell, then Johnny Rotten, then Nathan Hale, she’d be Shirley Ewell Rotten Hale. (via Grow-a-Brain.)

President Clinton Eats Fox News’s Chris Wallace Alive, Spits Out The Bones

Warning: Cusswords. I’d never heard of Uncyclopedia before. Pity. WALLACE: When we announced that you were going to be on “Fox News Sunday,” I got a lot of e-mail from viewers. We all agreed that you are a dirty scumbag, but let’s be reasonable about this. Most of the veiwers wanted me to ask you: …

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Word of the Day.

Home with Ray, who’s down with a sinus infection. She took two naps yesterday. Dude. Anyway, the word of the day: prelapsarian (pree-lap-SAYR-ee-uhn) adjective Relating to any innocent or carefree period in the past. [From Latin pre- (before) + lapsus (fall). The term refers to the periodin the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve …

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Book Review.

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd I’m sure pretty nearly everybody who’s going to read this book has already read it, but I had some thoughts I wanted to write down anyway. Spoilers ahead, for those who mind. This is a book about the South during the Civil Rights Movement; a white …

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RDA Delight

My minimum required daily allowance of delight was met today upon finding out that Lee’s boss (who lives in an apartment) has a pet duck. “Almost as big as a goose,” says one source.