Daily Archives: August 7, 2002

Today’s Dumb Search Request.

Today’s Dumb Search Request.

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Greg Greene has more good stuff on Alexander Cockb…

Greg Greene has more good stuff on Alexander Cockburn and “David Hilliard”.

Villagers beat five women to death for being ‘witc…

Villagers beat five women to death for being ‘witches’ – The Times of India

Apparently, India didn’t want the Muslim world to have all the fun of being medieval. A mob beat five women, aged 45-55, to death, while another mob stood around and cheered. What more is there to say?

BTW, the story is datelined “Kolkata” (not where the beating took place, but I’d guess the nearest major city) but the body refers to “Calcutta”.

Sea creature spooks swimmers A group of friends…

Sea creature spooks swimmers

A group of friends was surprised by an unidentified “creature” while swimming off the Rhode Island coast. You want my guess, alcohol was probably involved, but that’s just a guess. And that if there is a creature, it’s nothing like 15 feet long.

Health officials call for cooperation in battle ag…

Health officials call for cooperation in battle against wasting disease

“Deer AIDS” update… Authorities are calling on agencies to stop trying to assing blame for the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, to cease turf wars and start cooperating. No doubt, bureaucrats will soon start accusing each other of not being team players.

Song case first in department to use psychic Ok…

Song case first in department to use psychic

Okay, a Penn State student disappeared ten months ago. They’ve been used by using a psychic since May. And guess what? They haven’t found the body. Think it’s safe to say that the psychic isn’t helping? What, if they find the body tomorrow, will they say, “Thank God for the psychic! If not for her, we might have taken eleven months!”

Stadium Lifts Seating Ban for Bruce A note for…

Stadium Lifts Seating Ban for Bruce

A note for the kids… Cincinnati has long had a ban on general admission or “festival” seating. There’s a good reason for it; in 1979, eleven people were trampled to death at a Who concert there, trying to get in to get the best seats.

Bruce Springsteen has asked the city to allow GA seating for his concert Nov. 12, and they have agreed. And they’re thinking about making it permanent. I’d guess that the Boss’ fans generally are a well behaved bunch. But what happens if they lift the policy for one of those rap-metal groups the kids listen to? Or whatever the kids are listening to. I haven’t liked any popular music since 1991.