February 23rd, 2007

Rock Star

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In honor of my friend young_egotist, who is heading out west soonly -

What do we do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning?

shave his belly with a rusty razor
9(22.0%)
put him in bed with the captain's daughter
15(36.6%)
put him in a longboat 'till he's sober
5(12.2%)
put him in the head with his skivvies on backwards
6(14.6%)
tie him to the wheel and call him captain
6(14.6%)
put him in the bilge and make him drink it
0(0.0%)


Science!

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Thrilling Two-Fisted Tales of Commuters Observed:
You could easily tell who was getting out at the next Metro stop on the train this morning, as they were the people taking a few minutes to bundle up extra-tight and make sure everything was secured. Majorly windy this morning. As any UMCP alum knows, it's not the open spaces that will get you, but the urban canyons between buildings that become wind tunnels when the big gusts hit. Seriously, a couple times on the walk over I was pushed back, and I'm not a small person. Add an icy edge to the winds, and you've got yourself a brisk walk.

In unrelated news, this morning I have taken amusing calls from a humorous Irishman, and an Alabama Sheriff's Department.

Scorpion

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Today's top read: Dan Froomkin on Cheney being unapologetic, the failing surge, and other top stories.

Where's the outrage over the American use of torture?

Chart: the presidential candidates on Iraq.

FRIDAY NEWS:
* Long Guard deployments have a grim toll on the home front too. (Courtesy imamsawez.)
* Iraq, one year after the bombing of the Golden Mosque. Also, on the ground with our troops at an Iraqi police station.
* Lieberman revels in his newfound power.
* Embracing a "liberal moment."
* Howard Kurtz on the Obama-Clinton brushfire.
* Media responsibility: the Bill Richardson candidacy, and the Pelosi plane story.
* Circumcision turns out to be a good way to help curb the spread of AIDS.
* Footloose? "Recreational dancing is not a form of expression protected by the federal or state constitutions."
* The coolest title you'll hear today: Secrets of the Demon Miracle Pitch. (Yes, a baseball story.)

(Correction: I forgot to mention yesterday that it was warmaster who passed along the pianist plagiarist article.)