Monday, July 02, 2007

READING THE INTERNETS


Yesterday L, U, and I (as in "me" not someone for whom "I" would be appropriate) went to a family gathering in the ex-urbs. Traffic sucked in the city. I was not sure why. Since the state got rid of the cashboxes, it is usually not that bad anymore. Then I realized that everyone was getting off at the northbound Tristate. I was listening to the Cubs game when they did a news break. They reported THIS. A truck tipped over on the Edens (which the northbound Tristate eventually meets up with later) so that "pig ears, feet and grease covered all three northbound lanes of the Edens." They closed the Edens. For seven hours. To clean up pig guts.


Meanwhile, in Gaza Hamas has taken a show off the air that depicted a Mickey Mouse rip-off that preached Islamism to children. How do you take a beloved character off the air? You could have them be drafted into the army and shipped to Greenland. Alternatively there is "Lt. Colonel Henry Blake's plane shot down over the Sea of Japan. It spun out of control. There were no survivors." Well, in Hamasland the following happened: "In the final skit, the 'Farfur' character was killed by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfur's land. At one point, the mouse called the Israeli a 'terrorist.'" Said the (teenaged) presenter "Farfur was martyred while defending his land." Ah, that's quality television.

Apparently Canadians are taking up the push lawn mower. I sympathize with this. I have a small lawn and thought the push mower would be my ticket to environmental friendly, clean lawnism. I have news for Canada. Get an electric mower. The push mower will break your heart and have you mowing twice a week. An electric costs only a little more money, is pretty quiet, and is less of an environmental disaster than a gas mower. Trust me.

I am ashamed to say that I got this link from Eric Zorn, who is a tool. Anyway, the link marries random quotes from Nietzsche with random Family Circus comics. It is surprisingly, perfectly hilarious.

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