Daily Archives: July 6, 2002

Soccer Sucks. The Village Voice: Sports: Nil an…

Soccer Sucks.

The Village Voice: Sports: Nil and Void by Allen Barra

Here’s a good line:


I have no idea what the most popular sport is in Muslim countries; my guess is that baseball will catch on quicker in the Islamic world than soccer if only because their arms are in such great shape from throwing stones at U.S. embassies.

(Via Travelling Shoes, Anti-World Cup HQ.)

Blount man a Maytag-collecting fanatic Well, I …

Blount man a Maytag-collecting fanatic

Well, I guess everyone needs a hobby. But this one?

Russian airmen back El Al pilot’s claim of missile…

Russian airmen back El Al pilot’s claim of missile flash

A missile was fired at an El Al plane in the Ukraine on July 4. I’m sure it’s all just a big coincidence.

`Frankenfish’ in Maryland pond horrifies anglers a…

`Frankenfish’ in Maryland pond horrifies anglers and environmentalists

Not only can it walk on its extended fins, it can live out of water for three days.

Run for the hills! Maybe it can’t climb!

USATODAY.com – Census: Fewer people do without ind…

USATODAY.com – Census: Fewer people do without indoor plumbing

Where do they dateline this story? “MOUNT WILLING, ALA”. They could go anywhere, but apparently when you think “No indoor plumbing” you think “Alabama”. (Me, I think “Mississippi“.) I should start a letter campaign or something for this slur on my state, which wasn’t even in the top ten for percentage of residents without indoor plumbing. (But Mississippi was.) Alaska had by far the highest percentage, but I can see why they didn’t want to go there. But why pick on Alabama?

AP Wire | 07/05/2002 | Fire ants adapt to cold wea…

AP Wire | 07/05/2002 | Fire ants adapt to cold weather

Well, that’s just great. Poison doesn’t kill them. They don’t have any natural enemies. And now it turns out they won’t freeze to death. We should probably just turn the entire South over to them right now.

Yahoo! News – George Michael Says He’s Not Anti-U….

Yahoo! News – George Michael Says He’s Not Anti-U.S.

I’d say that he said that because it wouldn’t sell well here, but he doesn’t have a US record deal, because he’s a has-been former pretty boy.