Daily Archives: July 25, 2002

Rome Debates Mystery of Dead Fish in Mighty Tiber…

Rome Debates Mystery of Dead Fish in Mighty Tiber

The Tiber isn’t really that mighty, is it? I mean, it’s like 80 miles long. Around here, we call that a creek. Anyway, experts still don’t know what’s killing the fish there. Guys, if you find out, call Maryland, okay?

So you’re a lonely guy, somewhere in Western or Ce…

So you’re a lonely guy, somewhere in Western or Central Asia — at any rate, in the UTC+5 time zone, which includes India and the ‘Stans, and a lot of Russia. It’s about midnight, so you search for “Busty Arabs“. And you wind up here. Has to be a disappointment.

Amazingly, I have the only site Google returns for that. The porn community should be ashamed of itself.

Frontier Justice, Department Store Style Dillar…

Frontier Justice, Department Store Style

Dillard’s manager fired after alleged stabbing


A department store manager has been fired following allegations he recently stabbed a woman while apprehending her for shoplifting.

So, he catches this 18-year-old young woman, trying to make a run for it. He sees her reach into her pocket, decides she has a weapon, pulls out a pocketknife and cuts her. Why was he carrying a knife?

See, this is why I don’t exercise. I was just jog…

See, this is why I don’t exercise. I was just jogging up a ramp and I twisted my ankle. Frankly, I shouldn’t be allowed out of bed.

It can not possibly be only 2:30.

It can not possibly be only 2:30.

Army boss speaks at Armed Forces event today Tho…

Army boss speaks at Armed Forces event today

Thomas White recently under fire for past role at failed Enron Corp.

It seems that if the Administration wants to get someone out of town because of business scandals, they send him to Alabama. Cheney was in Montgomery earlier this week, and today it’s Thomas White. Actually, the President himself was in Birmingham just a couple of weeks ago. It’s entirely possible that this is seen as some sort of obscure punishment for the corporate wrongdoers, or more likely for the reporters who keep hounding them.

Subcommittee gives Space Launch Initiative $729M …

Subcommittee gives Space Launch Initiative $729M

The project is based at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The appropriation was announced by — you guessed it — the senior Senator from Alabama, Richard “Benedict” Shelby. I wouldn’t call this pork, exactly. Heck, I’m in favor of space research, always have been. It’s interesting, that’s all.

Shelby isn’t even up for re-election, and if he were he has tons of money and nobody will mount a serious campaign against him. I wonder why he didn’t let Jeff Sessions, who is up for re-election and does have a serious challenger, get some attention.

Is there life after death on ‘Buffy’? Amber Bens…

Is there life after death on ‘Buffy’?

Amber Benson sure hopes so

Benson, who played (plays?) Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is a Birmingham native, and the News interviewed her when she passed through town.


“As of right now, I’m really dead,” a perky, very much alive Benson says between bites of a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad at Bottega Cafe. “But on `Buffy,’ one minute you’re dead, the next minute you’re giving birth to some horrible creature.”

I don’t think that’s happened yet on the show, but is probably inevitable. Joss Whedon has said that Benson would be back, but Tara won’t.

I like Tapped, but this post is off the wall. The…

I like Tapped, but this post is off the wall. The US isn’t going to sign the land mine ban, for various reasons. I don’t know if they’re good or not, I go back and forth. But signing the ban wouldn’t be “somewhat symbolic”, but completely symbolic, and would do absolutely nothing for the people of Afghanistan, where the only places there aren’t land mines are where the ones there have recently blown up. If you want a land mine ban, find another case.

The textile tariff, of course, is a different matter, and economically and morally indefensible.

It can’t possibly only be one o’clock.

It can’t possibly only be one o’clock.