Monthly Archives: March 2011

Method to the Ridiculousness

Ah-ha! The Pentagon actually has a set of criteria for coming up with silly names for military operations. For the current ‘Operation Odyssey Dawn’ (Which some have observed sounds like a pole dancer from an Atlanta strip club), the criteria … Continue reading

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A Matter of Style

I’m speaking of the president’s style, which seems to be getting a lot of unwelcome attention lately. And I’m not referring to his personal style, which is generally impeccable. I can’t remember when America has had such a graceful and … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday March 20

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. Due to the nuclear crisis in Japan, this week is “Energy Secretary Steven Chu week”; … Continue reading

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“Operation Odyssey Dawn” Begins

Seriously, whoever thinks up the tragically unhip names for these things needs to be sent into the theatre as the first line of offense. Obviously this is the biggest news of the day, so we might as well unpack it and … Continue reading

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Prohibiting Poultry Paparazzi

On Saturdays we like to put up a selection of micro-posts featuring interesting news items that might have been overlooked during the past week. One such nugget caught my attention. The story is actually getting a lot more attention in … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday March 18 Edition

Yet another tumultuous week. Radiation scares in Japan, leading to significant market sell-offs. Gadhafi appears ready to finish off the revolt in his country, just in time for a UN vote on a no-fly zone. Meanwhile, in Yemen and Bahrain, … Continue reading

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Will 2012 be like 2012?

It’s getting harder for the Post Office to deliver mail to Santa Claus. Why? Because the Earth’s north magnetic pole that pilots use for reference in navigation is on the move. I’m sure many of you remember elementary school science … Continue reading

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