For a number of months now, I've been ignoring the Harper Weekly email newsletter that I receive. I've just been too busy to read it. In fact, I almost unsubscribed a few times. But I had 15 minutes between meetings this morning, so I read through it quickly. Found some interesting stuff.
In Hempstead, New York, two legal-reform activists were detained for telling old lawyer jokes outside a courthouse, including: "Why do they bury lawyers 100 feet into the ground? Because down deep, they're good people." An offended lawyer had the men arrested. - It's like watching them eat their own, isn't it?
The FBI announced that Virtual Case File, an incomplete, $170 million software application intended to help agents share information, was likely to be scrapped. - Remarkable. This ranks right up there with $100 toilet seats as proof of Federal government incompetence.
In India, men were calling tsunami relief help lines, offering to marry women who lost their husbands in the recent disaster. - You can't fault their "get up and go" attitude. Carpe Diem I say!
A four-legged, anus-less, double-penised baby was born in Nigeria - match this up with the tsunami and the rains in California and I think we have another sign of the apocalypse