• kyzen

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Though I am loathe to even bring up the slightest mention of politics here, this is too great to pass up.

http://www.newyorker.com/shouts/content/?041004sh_shouts

An excerpt:

"Paragraph Forty-two: Language.
Candidates shall address each other in terms of mutual respect (“Mr. President,” “Senator,” etc.). Use of endearing modifiers (“my distinguished opponent,” “the honorable gentleman,” “Pookie,” “Diddums,” etc.) is permitted. The following terms are specifically forbidden and may not be used until after each debate is formally concluded: “girlie-man,” “draft dodger,” “drunk,” “ignoramus,” “Jesus freak,” “frog,” “bozo,” “wimp,” “toad,” “lickspittle,” “rat bastard,” “polluting bastard,” “lying bastard,” “demon spawn,” “archfiend,” or compound nouns ending in “-hole” or “-ucker.”
  • kyzen

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&ncid=732&e=4&u=/ap/20040922/ap_on_re_eu/nuclear_treaty_liechtenstein

"The tiny Alpine republic of Liechtenstein has ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, bringing to 116 the number of nations endorsing the pact, the treaty organization said Wednesday."

Of course, Liechtenstein is just slightly bigger than Washington D.C. Something tells me that testing nukes there would've been kind of stupid anyways.
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http://www.tampabays10.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=10015

"As Mauro is narrating the dangers of the intersection in the town of Maize, an accident happens right in front of him"

The article itself is just some silly podunk town needing something to cover. What's really stupid is if you watch the video, a car crash happens right behind this guy... and rather than go see if anybody is OK, he continues his news broadcast. Next time, I hope he's between two crashing cars. Asshole.