Tuesday, October 31, 2006

File Under:
Reasonable Violence

Can't really say which is more disturbing here, that they're filming another Rambo, or that there is a level of violence perceived as "reasonable."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

File Under:
Taking the 'Child' out of 'Childhood'

Oh, for heaven's sake. Let's not let kids run around and have fun. Then, let's ring our hands and wonder why our kids are so fat and depressed.

People who are in charge of our kids' daily education shouldn't be so stupid.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

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Battle Plans Gone to Pot

Canadian troops are having trouble fighting the Taliban, because marijuana keeps getting in the way. And yes, they've tried burning the plants. According to General Rick Hiller,
"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action."
I don't see what the problem there is. Just make sure the troops have enough Doritos.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

File Under:
Immaculate Confinement

I'm thinking either the word "pregnant" or "solitary" is being used somewhat loosely here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

File Under:
Growing Pains

In order to get taller, people in China are doing, as Reuters correctly points out in the headline of the article, what used to be called torture to themselves. Oh, excuse me. I mean, alternative interrogation. Okay, let's split the difference and just call it an outrage upon human dignity. Me? I blame Yao for setting the standard so high (pun almost not intended).

Above: Mr. Cleese, a young professional, questioning a person of interest, Gonzo.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

File Under:
Excuses to Give the Traffic Cop, Questionable

The results of a recent survey suggest that drivers don't pay attention to the road because their minds are in the gutter.

From the Reuters article:

The study also revealed drivers' pet hates.

Topping the list were tailgaters (28 percent), lane hoggers (20 percent) and drivers who cut in (11 percent).

Other road users who drove too fast and those who drove too slowly were also rated on 11 percent.

I wonder whether it is those who drive too fast or those who drive too slow who have their minds on the extracurricular activities.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

File Under:
Failure to Communicate