Recent Stories that Missed the Front Page

This must take the cake as the world’s worst business plan:

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

Some thoughts on beer, evolution and Intelligent Design:

If you’re such as inclined to do something in close proximity to a whirring propeller, AND you’ve got a good belly full of beer, then congratulations!

…Most people would say, “Why would I somehow enter into a situation where my penis is coming close to a decidedly anti-penis contraption?” But for the boat accident victim, their brain works differently. Their question is, “How can I afford not to do this?” And that’s how the herd is thinned. Sunrise, sunset. Beautiful.

From the “Must Be a Typo Department”:

A recent survey has poured cold water on what everyone believed till now was every man’s dreams…
…if they were paid a 100,000 pounds for it, a whopping 83 percent of them would turn down an offer of sex with their wives and a sexy girl friend, even if the opportunity ever presented itself.

Here is an example of the Justice System (almost) actually working:

“Cold and snow forced an Ohio woman sentenced to spend a night in the woods for dumping 33 kittens back to jail. Michelle Murray, 25, a former animal rescuer, was convicted of animal cruelty last month. Judge Michael Cicconetti sentenced Murray to spend the night in the woods without food or light. He said he wanted her to feel the same pain as the kittens she neglected.”

Libertarians no longer the world’s worst dressed, according this article:

More than 150 tech professionals attended a corporate fashion show in Sydney as organisers officially dubbed the industry “the worst dressed” in Australia.

Short sleeved shirts, man-made fibres and the wrong coloured socks were some of the most common fashion faux-pas cited by corporate stylist, Melanie Moss, who hosted the event on Wednesday night.

Oops of the day! Seems the writer forgot about that pesky little Patriot Act thing.

Title: The FBI Is NOT Watching Your Email

Okay, everyone who has received one of those emails supposedly from the FBI or CIA telling you your IP address has been logged for potential illegal activity, RELAX. It’s just another stupid scam.

Coyote ugly (def.) no longer blamed on beer, and provides one argument to ban smoking:

“The beer goggles effect isn’t solely dependent on how much alcohol a person consumes, there are other influencing factors at play too,” said Professor Nathan Efron, Professor of Clinical Optometry at the University of Manchester. Amazingly, scientists now believe you don’t even need to have had an alcoholic drink to suffer from the beer goggles effect.”

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.


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