Daily Archives: July 29, 2002

blog*spot internal error page It’s a completely…

blog*spot internal error page

It’s a completely new (to me, anyway) Blogspot error message. It’s a big day!

Everyone probably knows this already, but James Li…

Everyone probably knows this already, but James Lileks is back from vacation.

Salon.com Politics | Texas governor ties rival to …

Salon.com Politics | Texas governor ties rival to drug money

The man who replaced George W. Bush as Texas governor apparently has Bush’s dad’s dirty campaigning M.O. down pat.

2 workers slain at South Fulton Library Great! …

2 workers slain at South Fulton Library

Great! Outside, I have to worry about disease carrying mosquitoes, and inside they’re assassinating librarians.

Dog meat to go; ready for the microwave While "…

Dog meat to go; ready for the microwave

While “Koreans Eat Dogs” stories are so June, I wonder what took them so long to come up with microwavable canine. At any rate, it remains hard to see how eating dog is any worse in an animal rights sense than eating any other animal. Personally, I believe that the relationship between humans and dogs is a special circumstance and eating dog is a violation of our contract, but that’s a mystical sort of thing.

Asteroid Collision Ruled Out Well, somebody te…

Asteroid Collision Ruled Out

Well, somebody tell the BBC, which is still going on about it. I should point out that the odds even before it was ruled out were on the order of those of a lottery ticket paying off.

rediff.com: India vitiating peace, security in Sou…

rediff.com: India vitiating peace, security in South Asia: Musharraf

India replied that it was either gratified or insulted, depending upon what “vitiating” means.

Slipknot to throw animal entrails into Glasgow fes…

Slipknot to throw animal entrails into Glasgow festival crowd – NME.COM

This story makes me glad that I have absolutely no idea who “Slipknot” is.

NEWS.com.au | Supersonic rocket test (July 29, 200…

NEWS.com.au | Supersonic rocket test (July 29, 2002)

Well, if at first you don’t succeed, right boys?

Lobster colour-change mystery solved Well, I k…

Lobster colour-change mystery solved

Well, I know we were all on the edge of our seats waiting for the answer. It turns out that lobsters change “colour” when they’re cooked because a pigment becomes unbound from the shell and changes from blue to its normal orange color.