Thursday, May 31, 2007


Monday, May 14, 2007

Why Cousins Shouldn't Marry

Tennessee allows marriage between first cousins. With results like this.

Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables.

The mock attack Thursday night was intended as a learning experience and lasted five minutes during the weeklong trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School Assistant Principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.

UPDATE: Artist's conception of the Scales Elementary School staff:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Gene Wolfe's "Soldier of Sidon"

is very disappointing. To tell the truth, it sucks. It sucks independently, in and of itself, and not only in comparison to "Soldier of the Mist" which was excellent and "Soldier of Arete" which was very good. Too many women, too many gods, too much talk. Little more than a fictionalized essay on the Egyptian pantheon at the time of Xerxes with emphasis on temple prostitutes. No action except as a pointless, perfunctory afterthought. Actually, the whole book is pretty perfunctory. Even Latro has been made into a cardboard cutout penning an occasional platitude. Anyone who expects the excellence of "Knight" and "Wizard" will be sorely disappointed . It is a book better not having been written.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sunday Morning Giggle: Hilarious COPS/Star Wars Parody

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Barack Hussein Obama And Theft Chicago-Style

Q: What does a Chicago politician's kid get for Christmas?
A: Your bicycle.

You own a nice home on a big lot in Chicago that a developer thinks would be a great site for high-rise condos. Does he come and negotiate a fair price with you for it? No. He goes to his friends in City Hall who take it from you through eminent domain and give it to him for development.

You work for two years on a pro-Obama page on MySpace building it up to 160,000 friends. Hussein decides that he now wants to control it. Does he offer you a fair price for it? No. He goes to and gets them to take it from you and give it to him.