August 21, 2006


Filed under: culture, politics — ted @ 4:39 pm

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.



  1. Teddy,

    Your rhythm of posting is wonderful. Just when I think you’ve given up on the whole blogoshere thing, you come up with something wonderful and poignant.


    Comment by Michael — August 21, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

  2. Why are people so stupid? (Not you.)
    I read those stories, and all I could do was shake my head disapprovingly at my monitor. I already refuse to shop at wal-mart, but what do you do about the other two?
    (And I actually don’t care how often you blog, just as long as you keep the good stuff coming.)

    Comment by sniv — August 25, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

  3. Teddie, Teddie, drinking dumocratic coolaid again, arent you? Let me address your walmart BS with unassailable facts

    – Walmart creates more prosperity in the world that all left wing, democrats combined. Solely due to Walmart, thirty thousand persons a month escape powerty forver. How? They manufacture goods that Walmart buys from them. Amazing, huh?

    – Walmart dramatically decreases amount of money poor and not so poor (i.e. me) spend on goods necessary to sustain reasonable lifestyle – you know, things like toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, eggs, etc. Your dumocrats, that supposedly represent these people, with their stupid, unconstitutional sanctions against Walmart ( see the MD health care pentalty ) are making it harder for their shoppers ( those would be the poor ) to live sufficiently well. Which is, of course, the dumocrats goal – anyone who actually makes any money and works their tails off tends to vote republican.

    – AFLCIO as well as all unions should be TERMINATED. It is them, not the Evil Companies, that stiffle the competition, which raises prices.


    Comment by The Russian — September 20, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

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