Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies
Usually I don't mention real news without making fun of it or ranting about it, but the passing of an individual as amazing as Rosa Parks is an exception. I could try to write something deep and meaningful about what this woman meant to our nation, but I sincerely fear I wouldn't do her justice. So allow me to offer my humble Unknown Knowns salute:
God bless Rosa Parks - the woman who stood for what was right while sitting down.
Smoking can lessen IQ, thinking ability: study
I have to say that I fall into the skeptic camp on this one. There's no way that smoking causes lower IQs. The people were undoubtedly dumb to begin with.
Ministers Discuss Ways to Fight Bird Flu
As you can see from the photo accompanying the headline, the ministers are taking the fight against bird flu quite literally. It looks like the policy would work though - these birds flu no more.
FDA Withdraws Approval for ADD Drug
With addverse effects adding up and no addequate addvantages, the add hoc decision by the Addministration addamently addvised addults to addopt a new drug for their addled addolescents without additional addo.
Mars Rover Begins Climb Down From Summit
After two months at the summit of Husband Hill, the six-wheeled rover is descending to a basin where the scientific instruments it carries will examine an outcrop dubbed "home plate" because from orbit it looks like home on a baseball field.
Ok, NASA's willing to say that there's a rock outcrop that looks like a face, and a group of stones that look like "home plate", then I say this picture is the Mars rover being devoured by a diabolical Martian. I mean, can't you see the teeth?
Starbucks stirs things up with a God quote on cups
(Un) Civil lawyers across the country are praying that it reads, "My cup runneth over" (taken from Psalm 23).
And a couple quick administrative notes: 1) As you probably noticed, I changed the look of the site. I'm not completely finished with it yet, but if you have any thoughts, let me know what you think. 2) In regards to letting me know what you think, the spam got bad enough (and I mean bad) that I had to turn on comment verification. Sorry for the extra hassle, but now you have to type in the letters you see in the box to post a comment. I hope that doesn't dismay anyone from posting a comment (other than spammers, of course). 3) And yes, I'll admit it - I elicited the help of a dictionary to come up with "ad" words. But that doesn't make me a cheater. At all.