In which we opine on the day’s headlines without first reading the stories.
Amelia Earhart: Better feminist than pilot? ~ Let’s fucking hope so!
Study: Rich, poor Americans increasingly likely to live in separate neighborhoods ~ Because in times of old, the industrialist robber barons preferred to slum it among the great unwashed.
A Facebook ‘Like’ Is Free Speech ~ At its most cowardly and least significant.
Olympic female badminton players face charges ~ You just don’t see this kind of thing happening with the goodminton players.
‘Son of Sam’ Killer: Aurora, Sikh Massacres ‘Senseless’ ~ But if, for example, a dude killed couples who were making out in cars ’cause a talking dog told him to do it, that would make a lot more sense.
Alzheimer’s drug research halted ~ “To be fair, we didn’t halt it precisely, but rather we…ah…we…Are you my grandson?”
‘I don’t want my friends to die on my birthday’ ~ Same here. We’re holding out for Christmas.
Think You’re Gay? It Shows in Your Eyes ~ Ha!–You’ve got the Queer Eye.
7 Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic village ~ “Hey! The flight back to our jerkwater African Republic leaves in an hour! You guys will be so pissed if you miss it!”
Researchers doubt positive aspects of medical marijuana ~ And by ‘researchers’, we mean Justice Department fart-catchers and their Big Pharma masters.
US Presidential Election Takes Negative Turn ~ Verily. It is our most fervent hope that the scurrilous example set by both the Adams and Jefferson campaigns shall not be repeated in 1800′s presidential contest.
Are Team USA’s $500 Leotards Worth It? ~ Well now, that depends–have you guys already laundered them or are they still stinky? And do you accept PayPal?
Autopsy inconclusive for Obama staffer remembered as dedicated to campaign ~ He found out too late that the Kool-Aid comes at a pretty high price.
His other car is on Mars ~ Oh, he’s lying to you, honey. He ain’t got no other car.
Octopus hitches ride on dolphin’s genitals ~ Hey, we’ve got an idea: who wants to go fishing?
What it feels like to be attacked by a great white shark ~ Obviously, each experience is unique and subject to myriad factors which can influence the outcome. However, agony and intense terror usually figure in there somewhere.
Irishman gives expert Olympic sailing commentary ~ “Ah fookin’ telt ye ah know fook all abaht boots, but ye can’t fookin’ oonerstan me, can ye, ye wee daft fookers?”
Exercise termed ‘Wonder Drug’ ~ Trickery is the only way to get fatties to try it.
21 Burned in Walk Over Hot Coals at Robbins Event ~ We have a modicum of sympathy for the first couple fire-walkers, but if you’re idiot #21, who’s just been asked to please step aside so the paramedics can get through, why not “go big” and just walk across the coals on your face?
Braves give Smoltz team’s highest honor ~ The Tomahawk Chop!
Tavis Smiley: Poverty is the new slavery ~ So, did they not have poverty back in olden times? Otherwise, poverty is still poverty, and you’ll have to look a little harder to find the new slavery.
Why Certain Countries Dominate the Games ~ Because certain countries are naturally more awesome than others. That, and China cheats.
‘Mentally disabled’ man executed in Texas ~ Beginning writers often muddy their prose with extraneous words. Incisive, elegant writing means eschewing redundancies. This sentence should read “Texan executed.”
Live Alone? You’re Not Alone ~ But really you are. Very much alone.
Picking up more than a hooker ~ Well, sure–you can’t forget cocaine & Handi Wipes.