Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pigeons of Interest

On May 24, we learned that awnings will no longer protect us...
(Video at ABCnews.com)

Yes, that is the American C-in-C wiping bird poop off of his jacket.

...with his bare hand.

According to WaPo's snerker-in-chief, Dana Milbank, the errr...deposit...was made "between his 10th and 11th mentions of al-Qaeda"

And it was a particularly al-Qaeda heavy press briefing: a quick search for 'Qaeda' in the transcript yields 28 occurences. But that's nothing. Just the day before, Bush uttered 'al Qaeda' no less than 67 times in a commencement speech to the US Coast Guard Academy.

Coast Guard?! Are you crazy? "On 911, we learned that oceans no longer protect us..."

Read on, MacDuff!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Torte Reform :)

Because this is too damn funny not to share:

"10 year legal battle over cake"
After a marathon legal battle that has lasted nearly ten years, a couple in the Philippines have finally lost in their attempt to sue a pastry shop because they didn't like their wedding cake.

The couple, Edgardo and Stephanie Abenina, claimed that the wedding cake (five tiers, in orange chiffon) was 'tawdry-orange' in colour and was leaning wonkily to the side.
Here comes the howler...
However, after almost a decade of legal wrangling, an appeal court has upheld an earlier ruling against their claim – pointing out that in the wedding photos, the cake appears to be fine, the couple were smiling while cutting it, and that it was partially eaten.
A-HA! Your Honour, let the record show that the bride was indeed smiling in the wedding photos and I have sworn affidavits from several guests indicating that the cake was, quote: "Fine," and "Tasty, even though I usually don't care for that much frosting."

h/t Kent Jones via The Rachel Maddow Show

Read on, MacDuff!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Monsters Exist

I'm still here.

Just been in an awful funk lately.

And feeling guilty for being in said funk. I really have no right, you know?

So. I hope to be back and blogging my l'il old heart out again soonest. Honestly.

And I promise not to make a habit of this Depression Blogging.

Read on, MacDuff!