Monthly Archives: July 2002

Of course it tastes like chicken

Barbecuing the Enemy

Apparently the Dreaded Chinese Snakehead Walking Fish is delicious. And tastes like chicken. Complete with a recipe for barbecued snakehead.

Aquarium fish threat to environment I hadn’t he…

Aquarium fish threat to environment

I hadn’t heard that the Dreaded Chinese Snakehead Walking Fish had been seen in Florida waters, but it appears so. 31 times. Yipes. Where in Florida, I don’t know. In some places it could presumably get into Alabama waters. I’m only a mile from the river!

Anyway, it appears that Auburn University is actually doing something useful for once:


For more information on proper disposal of aquarium plants and animals, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Aquarium Hobbyists,” c/o Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center, 4170 Commanders Drive, Mobile, AL 36615.

Really, if you have exotic animals, do, okay? Even if they’re dead, they can carry other organisms that can cause problems.

I say big room

Lodging tax clears after debate

Meanwhile, Birmingham is moving forward on its plan to expand the Civic Center, perhaps by building a domed stadium that has no reason to exist.


“We have to expand the Civic Center whether it’s a dome or a big room,” said Councilman Elias Hendricks.

Not doing anything, or spending the money to fix the city’s infrastructure, apparently isn’t an option.

4 juveniles arrested in Goldwire fire cases Thi…

4 juveniles arrested in Goldwire fire cases

This is the abandoned apartment complex, about to be purchased by the City of Birmingham, which saw eight fires in eight days recently. It was kids being kids, like I’d thought. No charges have been brought.

Heat, mosquitoes, put city fifth on Lanacane’s it…

Heat, mosquitoes, put city fifth on Lanacane’s itch list

Honestly, I can’t believe there are four itchier cities than Birmingham. Also, I’d like to point out the mosquitoes again. Any wonder I’m paranoid about West Nile?

New plan to rescue ancient Stonehenge from the clu…

New plan to rescue ancient Stonehenge from the clutter of the modern world

“Will somebody do something to straighten up these damned rocks?”

Terror bombing kills 7, wounds 86 at Jerusalem uni…

Terror bombing kills 7, wounds 86 at Jerusalem university

Hamas claimed responsibility for the atrocity. Many of the wounded were foreign students, some were Israeli Arabs, and one of the dead was an American. As usual, the Palestinians are showing their amazing ability to destroy any sympathy they might have garnered in the last couple of weeks.

Auburn makes itself useful

Aquarium fish threat to environment

I hadn’t heard that the Dreaded Chinese Snakehead Walking Fish had been seen in Florida waters, but it appears so. 31 times. Yipes. Where in Florida, I don’t know. In some places it could presumably get into Alabama waters. I’m only a mile from the river!

Anyway, it appears that Auburn University is actually doing something useful for once:


For more information on proper disposal of aquarium plants and animals, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Aquarium Hobbyists,” c/o Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center, 4170 Commanders Drive, Mobile, AL 36615.

Really, if you have exotic animals, do, okay? Even if they’re dead, they can carry other organisms that can cause problems.

The Nando Times: North Korean foreign minister mee…

The Nando Times: North Korean foreign minister meets with U.S. Secretary of State

Hey, Colin finally found someone who will talk to him!

Larry is gonna get it for this one. BTW, if the l…

Larry is gonna get it for this one. BTW, if the lightning bolts don’t get you, a little warning next time? I just cleaned my monitor.