Daily Archives: July 18, 2002

Watercress Soup with Snakehead and Duck Gizzard …

Watercress Soup with Snakehead and Duck Gizzard

As you regular readers (hi, both of you!) know, the state of Maryland has asked that its citizens immediately kill any snakeheads that they find. I think it’s safe that all Americans, in whatever state we live, should follow this example. But then, how to dispose of it? Well, if you do catch a snakehead, and you happen to have some watercress and duck gizzards handy, here you go.

The Daily Show repeat from last night is running the snakehead story. And it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.


The Snakehead has no natural enemies. It’s at the top of the food chain. Well, not anymore, thanks to the piranhas.

Siegelman drops request for incinerator injunction…

Siegelman drops request for incinerator injunction

Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is now okay with the Army burning chemical weapons in Anniston (The Town Where They Eat Dirt!™), now that they’re going to buy everyone gas masks. This is all true, even the part about the dirt.

Flying Reptile Newly Discovered Reptile Flew Duri…

Flying Reptile

Newly Discovered Reptile Flew During the Age of the Dinosaurs

Thalassodromeus is a newly discovered kind of pterosaur that the paleontologists think hunted fish by skimming over the water. Neat.

US Woman Accused of Harassing JK Rowling Deported …

US Woman Accused of Harassing JK Rowling Deported

Does this woman work at Amazon.com by any chance?

Britain turns away refugee boys who trekked 600 mi…

Britain turns away refugee boys who trekked 600 miles across Australia to claim asylum

See, if this were a movie, their tale of their daring journey would have convinced the crusty old immigration judge to give them a break. I’m sure when they make the movie, that will work.

Judge: Planned Parenthood must release pregnancy r…

Judge: Planned Parenthood must release pregnancy records

Loathsome, just loathsome. I’m all for finding out who killed their baby, but a judicial fishing expedition through pregnancy test records is way over the line. Iowa prosecutors are making the ridiculous claim that they aren’t medical records (which are of course confidential) because the staff at PP aren’t required to be doctors or nurses. You know who else isn’t required to be a doctor or nurse? The people who proctor drug urinalysis. I’m glad to know that’s not confidential from the government either, aren’t you?

Transportation Security Chief Quits Well, John …

Transportation Security Chief Quits

Well, John Magaw will certainly be missed. Remember when he… Uh, how about that daring decision to… Well, he’s been on the job for so… Uh, hasn’t had any massive screwups that can be directly linked to him? Yeah, that’s it.