I’m finding that blogging has quickly become a snowball of a problem: when I take a day or two off, it seems like too much to even bother. I’m considering posting more often, in shorter sections. I may have had this plan before, and clearly failed to implement it. Does anyone who actually reads this have any preference?
Onwards and upwards…
Engrish is always a riot, but this is categorically better than most:
Some general world-political notes:
- A family of passengers recently stormed off a plane in the U.K., fearing that the “suspicious” Asian men, who were “speaking in a foreign language thought to be an Arabic language” were terrorists. The degree of foolishness captured in quotation marks to be read in this article is mind-boggling.
- More reasons to hate Wal-Mart: the corporation is mailing “voter guides” to its employees in Iowa, in preparation for the 2008 primaries. As you can imagine, the guides are rather one-sided in favor of Republicans.
- Of 34 countries, the United States posted the second-highest percentage of people who consider the following statement false: “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals.” The lowest? Turkey. In case you haven’t been keeping up, this is not the sort of cultural company we should be keeping.
Last week, three “planets” were added to the solar system. This comes as a result of the International Astronomical Union’s extension of the definition of “planet.” About this, Stephen Colbert has something to say.