Daily Archives: May 21, 2002

Ananova – Skeleton of cross-dressing Roman eunuch …

Ananova – Skeleton of cross-dressing Roman eunuch unveiled

Um… How do they know he was a eunuch? I mean, those parts don’t normally get preserved.

(Via Dr. Frank.)

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Librarian of Congress rejects proposed royalty rat…

Librarian of Congress rejects proposed royalty rates for Internet music broadcasts

The Librarian of Congress isn’t a librarian, by the way.

Oh, Ms. Vegan… Lab Study: Problem With Soy Ch…

Oh, Ms. Vegan…

Lab Study: Problem With Soy Chemical (washingtonpost.com)

There’s a chemical contained in soy extracts — including infant formula — that has been found to weaken immune systems in lab mice. There’s no evidence of a problem in humans yet, but I just wanted to spread the alarm.

State Dept. Releases Report on International Terro…

State Dept. Releases Report on International Terrorism (washingtonpost.com)

Iran is still #1, but we’ll never have a true terrorism champion until we have a postseason playoff.

Annan calls for restraint by India, Pak. Some…



Annan calls for restraint by India, Pak.

Something I’ve noticed… The Indian papers — the Hindu especially, but also the Times of India — use “Pak” for Pakistan an awful lot. I was wondering if this was a slur (remember when the President got in trouble for saying “Paki”?) but the Pakistan News Service uses it too. But I never see it in English-language news outside the Subcontinent.

VodkaPundit thinks that the two sides have too much to lose to get into a shooting war that could lead to a nuclear exchange, setting the odds at less than one in five. I hope he’s right, but I’m not optimistic. I think it’s more like 50/50.

Uh-Oh. Libéral De Guerre Someone’s translati…

Uh-Oh.

Libéral De Guerre

Someone’s translating me into French.

U.S. bars pilots from carrying guns in cockpit …

U.S. bars pilots from carrying guns in cockpit

Well, so much for that.