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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Moroccans seek talks on ‘armada’
You know, whenever people start talking about a Spanish “Armada”, I wonder if we’re having one of those time warp things. But there it is, right in the story:
“Five minutes later the Spanish armada invaded Leila [Perejil] islet.”
Quick! Somebody call Sir Francis Drake!
Some Palestinians Resort to Looting
Yep, those poor oppressed Palestinians have to “resort” to looting archaeological sites… Bull. It’s long been standard practice in that part of the world. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by Bedouin, who didn’t exactly call in the archaeologists to dig them up. No, they took them home and held bidding wars. It’s not a new thing brought on by poverty, whatever the current criminal suspects say.
The Truth Laid Bear
Remember, if Mommy is Islamey, you’ve got to turn her in!