This week in the news #63

Saturday, 19 June 2010

[100 headlines about the BP disaster and ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico]

Well, I’m certain you’ve all started biking to work and uninstalling your air-conditioners and such in protest, you responsible citizens, you! Thank God you’re all better human beings than those evil corporate executives!

Campbell Soup recalls 15M pounds of SpaghettiOs

Allow me: “Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs.”1

US military detains soldier linked to Iraq video

There was an arrest around this military action—“Goddamnit, Kyle”—in the news. When I saw it, I was amazed and heartened that one of the guys—who shot up a bunch of civilians and joked about it even after seeing there were children in the vehicle which tried to rescue some of those who were murdered—was arrested. Stupid, stupid me. I dropped my cynicism for half a second. The serviceman arrested was the one who leaked the video.

[Adrian] Lamo, who first provided his account to, told The Associated Press on Monday that he had agonized over the decision.

“I turned him in because, for the rest of my life, I’d wonder if something he leaked would have cost a human life,” Lamo said.

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer

Here’s to hoping the decision ends up costing exactly one life. Oh, sorry, I mean fuck all the civilians and the children who might have been saved if a few servicemen were just a little more scared their actions might become known to anyone who didn’t share in their shameful bloodlust.

NAACP Plays Race Card–Literally‎

Why does the NAACP hate astronomy?

This is… just sad. Literally, again. It makes me sad.

The r and the l in whore v hole aren’t the only problem. They aren’t even the same vowel sound when spoken by someone with good enunciation. And that’s why this is so fucking sad. Only someone who speaks, and therefore hears, English poorly could possibly hear hole as whore. Only someone completely defensive, insecure, and ignorant of what is really common scientific knowledge could take it wrong in the context of astronomy banter.

Editor’s Notebook: Afghan War Now Country’s Longest

Afghan War Now Marks Another Grim Milestone

So this is Christmas.

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Alanis Morissette marries rapper boyfriend

I’m so not stalking you anymore. I wonder what Fiona Apple is up to these days…

1 Chuy Bravo, you owe me $1,000.

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