Pope Francis must have only a few months to live or something. I can’t imagine the cardinals installing him for any other reason except to put a caring face on the church leadership for a short while until they can find a new super-medieval pope.
I saw that weird triple play the Yankees turned yesterday, but I attribute it more to bad Orioles base running than smooth Yankees fielding.
So I’m still waiting for SimCity to released for Mac, which will happen on June 11. For amusement in the meantime I’ll just have to hack into NORAD’s computers for a little Global Thermonuclear War.
I had never heard this before, but Mariano Rivera’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this season occasioned its retelling. Apparently, George Steinbrenner nearly derailed the last Yankees dynasty all by himself and in one fell swoop.
Say it ain’t so, The Onion.
I still can’t listen to “Ice Ice Baby” without thinking of Jim Carrey’s parody of it.
I submit this to article from The Atlantic, “Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama” by Conor Friedersdorf to my friends and relatives (particularly my uncle), many of whom are good liberals justifiably terrified by the prospect of Mitt Romney (and whatever he stands for) and his conservative comrades entering the White House.
Perhaps because of my own shambolic efforts to speak Spanish, I think this Salon article about the woman behind the “El Bloombito” Twitter feed is pretty funny.
After reading how great watermelon and feta cheese are together we tried it and found that neither ingredient is harmed nor improved by the other. But it did not live up to the hype.
Why, I believe I’ve detected an April Fool’s Day article in this week’s The Economist.
Johnson, the language blog at The Economist, reported the winning entry in the World Palindrome Championships.
Holy cow. If you want to read some droll Internet commentary, scroll down to the Reasonable Discussion section of any given film review on The A.V. Club, such as for the anti-abortion film October Baby. Each one another Oscar Wilde. 😛
A couple of Iowa newspapers have supposedly backed off on their decisions to censor this week’s Doonesbury strips. There is never any good excuse for a newspaper to avoid controversial topics. On the other hand, I can see it from their point of view. Most readers don’t turn to the funny pages to see a patient getting raped by her doctor. Just put in the OpEd section.
I vaguely remember this episode of “Too Close For Comfort” but I was probably too young to understand exactly what went down.
My wife told me today that she doesn’t know who Fonzie is.
I used to joke about things like this when making the point that anti-abortion laws would undermine women’s sovereignty over their bodies. I guess it’s not so funny any more.
The language blogger Johnson noted that the The Economist’s style guide has been republished online. The guide’s cheeky preamble offers quick advice and rules, along with “break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.”
A funny video about losing foreign accents via Johnson, The Economist‘s language blog.
I feel derelict if I don’t share this video with people at least once a year.
Debbie sent me a link to this artwork with an environmental message. One hopes the artist didn’t buy all this stuff just to make pictures of it.