December 30th, 2004


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"We hope Secretary of State Colin Powell was privately embarrassed when, two days into a catastrophic disaster that hit 12 of the world's poorer countries and will cost billions of dollars to meliorate, he held a press conference to say that America, the world's richest nation, would contribute $15 million. That's less than half of what Republicans plan to spend on the Bush inaugural festivities."
-damn good New York Times editorial

Must read by Frank Rich: "Washington's New Year war cry: party on!"

Read 2005's headlines today!

GOP works to make it harder to start ethics inquiries. Plus, more unethical shenanigans by DeLay.

Oooh, bad choice of days to hold the Iraqi elections.

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Thanks, science. Woman gives birth to her own grandchildren.

Did animals sense the tsunami coming before it hit?

An overdue revival for Salieri?

HE'S BACK: Ken Jennings returns to Jeopardy!

an odd thematic link

Operation: Vegemite was completed this week. To wit, an overseas agent sent me some Vegemite to try, as my curiousity had the best of me. And, wow, I really hate my stupid curiousity now. Stupid, stupid curiousity. *Man,* that stuff is *foul.* Honestly, I don't know if I have the vocabulary to describe it.

Also, I just finished watching the South Park "Woodland Critters Christmas" episode, and I am honestly impressed. It was virtually astounding. Well played, gentlemen, well played.

Tomorrow, work by my lonesome, and many year-end posts.