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By substitute on April 19, 2011
At the end of a Monday, this is the top news of a wealthy, well-known Southern California beach resort, population about 90,000. There’s a lot going on in my town. News-type news happens! More than most cities this size. We have a harbor and a large beach. But apparently the Register (and everyone else, really) […]
By substitute on November 15, 2009
From Chuck Shepherd’s News of the Weird today: Among the species discovered recently in Papua New Guinea were tiny bear-like creatures, frogs with fangs, fish that grunt, kangaroos that live in trees, and what is probably the world’s largest rat (with no fear of humans). Scientists from Britain, the United States, and Papua New Guinea […]
By substitute on August 22, 2009
Team: It’s time again to review. Let’s all stay focused on the issues and talking points listed below, and be sure to bring them up early and often and push the point home. In particular let’s remember to use the exact phrases the Department has issued. While it may seem tempting to “freestyle,” remember to […]
By substitute on June 1, 2009
Political violence is frightening and enraging. In the case of Dr. Tiller’s death this week, the violence was explicitly religious and terrorist in intent. What’s worse is the behavior of political and media leaders who supported and gave a voice to dangerous extremists. That’s an institutional problem and those people must be called to account. […]
By substitute on May 18, 2009
By substitute on May 7, 2009
The Teacher of the Year awards were handed out today, and the newspaper had a series of heartwarming photos of teachers being awarded, congratulated, etc. In this picture a teacher has been awarded, and is being hugged. But something is terribly wrong.
By substitute on February 9, 2009
From an AP story about the Australian fires at http://wvgazette.com/News/200902090356 via zebulon_y: Oh, and we have chaparral, dude. With the SAME TREES.
By substitute on December 11, 2008
Pakistani policewomen with submachineguns and henna’d hands, watching the marketplace during Eid. Hot! But, also: DO NOT CAUSE TROUBLE.
By substitute on November 19, 2008
CLINTON SAID TO BE DIVIDED ON CABINET POST (Ow!!!) SPACE WALK ASTRONAUTS LOSE TOOLS (This happened in a Stanislaw Lem story and it was fucking hilarious. Poor guy spends the rest of his trip being taunted by the wrench orbiting his spaceship, going by the cockpit window.)