Daily Archives: February 17, 2007

It sucks

McFarland mall goes on market

Really, it does. Wherever you live, you know McFarland Mall. It’s the depressing mall with a few second-tier stores and several empty spots, the mall nobody goes to anymore since the new mall opened — twenty years ago. Blow it up and start over.

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El Banco de Birmingham

Compass bought for $9.6 billion

The Spanish are buying Compass Bank? I didn’t see that coming. The bank is headquartered in Birmingham but the buyers are mostly interested in its operations in Texas. They say there will be few cuts. To which I add, “for now”. The once thriving Birmingham banking industry is now pretty much just Regions/AmSouth.

I really wish they would make up their minds

Study: Fish good for pregnant women – CNN.com

Seriously, what they should do is say that it’s good for pregnant women for nine months, then say it’s bad for nine months. Then in 18 or 20 years they’ll have a nice cohort to study.

Come to think of it, they might be doing that already.

My elected representatives, everybody!

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall February 16, 2007 05:38 PM

Jeff “Evil Little Troll” Sessions isn’t about to let Texas out-dumb us without a fight.

Come on, do it!

ABC News: Park Won’t Lift Elephant With Human Hair

Not with one human hair — that would be ridiculous. With a cable made of 320,000 human hairs. It would work! But those darned animal rights activists say that it would “scare” the elephant. Like that would scare an elephant. I wonder if these activists have seen a little film called Operation Dumbo Drop.

(Via Meryl.)