If you’re a registered San Francisco voter, please, for the love of God signthis petition! A group calling itself the Presidential Memorial Commission is trying to ghet a proposal on the ballot for November’s elections that would see one of the city’s sewage plants named after George W Bush. They say that a President who […]
It isn’t widely known, but the first toilet seat was invented by a Polish scientist in the 16th century. The invention was later modified by an Irish inventor who, seeing room for improvement, put a hole in it.
Here’s another great collection ofscrew-ups from the news. If that link doesn’t work, try this one. There’s some good stuff in here. You might have to watch it a couple of times to catch everything. For blind people using JAWS, press the 0 button in the Flash movie to get it to play. Those of […]
Uh, with the food crisis forming around us, should Mars Inc. and IBM really be wasting their time mapping the genome of the cocoa tree? Shouldn’t we be more worried about things like, oh, say, rice, or maybe corn? We don’t *need* chocolate!
I want to take a quick moment to give a big thumbs up to my brother and sister who both graduated this month. My sister from college with all the qualifications one needs to get beaten up by the elderly, and my brother from high school right into a sweet job (see what I did […]
This morning, I was struck by how paranoid some blinks are about being robbed. Maybe I’ve just been extremely lucky or something, but I don’t understand this intense fear. I’m on a listserve for people who want to talk about the Talks program, the thing that makes my cellphone talk. I forget how this whole […]
Justice minister to herald stronger enforcement of drug-impaired driving I think we all know what this is really about, but the headline makes it sound like the cops will be pulling you over to make sure that you’re sufficiently fucked up on something. Well, if the people Carin and I run into on an average […]
It’s not even 10 in the morning and I already feel like I can relax and start feeling better about myself. Why? Because I’m notthe 21-year-old dumbass from P.E.I. who fell out of a moving vehicle because it was oh so important that the empty beer bottle made it to the road. RCMP said the […]
I hate to say this, but it sounds like Eric Morris was doomed to die young. I mean, he did everything anyone asked him to do that was crazy. “Wanna jump off a roof?” “Sure!” “How about surfing on the hood of a car?” “Vroom Vroom let’s go!” “Ok, how about drinking shots upon shots […]
From theSeacoastOnline Police Log. 9:04 p.m. — A South Street caller told police he heard a female scream but would not be available for follow-up calls because he was “getting in the bath tub with his wife.”