Friday, December 10, 2004
I don't understand this t-shirt, but I hope other people will (and maybe they can explain it to me). It comes from this site, which has some other confusing shirts ("127.0.0.1"??) that would probably make more sense if I were a hardcore tech nerd.
Anyway, people keep giving me a hard time about the fact that I haven't blogged in a while, so here -- I'm making it a priority today. I hope you're happy!
HalliBush Wars, Inc.
I know this is old news by now, but I still fiind it endlessly amusing:
And speaking of go get 'em!
Hundreds of protesters have besieged two oil platforms run by Royal Dutch/Shell Group Cos. and ChevronTexaco Corp. (CVX) in Nigeria's southern oil region, shutting down production of 90,000 barrels of oil a day, company officials said Monday. . . .Welcome to The Fourth World War.
From the Purity of Arms file: Israeli troops shoot Palestinian boy for fun.
According to the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth, the incident took place in March when a group of newly graduated soldiers were on a hike near the town of Khan Yunus.But here's the amazing part:
Sulaiman Mahdi, who leads a simple farmer's life, said he did not plan to sue the Israeli army for his son's murder. "I only hope the Israeli army takes care such a thing doesn't occur again. There are lots of children here who work with their parents and I hope Khalid will be the last casualty."Many Israelis and their supporters make it clear that revenge rocket attacks and random home destruction are justified retaliation -- and this man isn't even suing after they murdered his son. How sweet the sound...
I wonder if I could ever be that merciful. Could any of us supposedly sophisticated, genteel Americans muster that sort of stunning forgiveness? (Or maybe he's just scared of retribution.)
Ever wondered what Hello Kitty's skeleton looks like? How about Buttercup? Or Charlie Brown? Check out the whole collection.
And from the No, I'm Not Making It Up file: What's so bad about steroids?
News anchors get face lifts and actors take Botox (search) so more people watch them. What's different about athletes? . . .Dude, I'm not even going to try responding to that one.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some very important work to get to.
Check out the trailer for The Fourth World War. You really need to see the whole movie. (The shots of the Korean protests are absolutely breathtaking.)
Today I'm listening to: Run-DMC!
MadWomen for Peace (incl. Diane)