URLs du Jour (6/24/2005)

  • Via Constrained Katie: Quietly without much notice The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form has accumulated (as I type) 15029 word definitions in limerick form. A sample limerick definition for "bat":

    A bat is a mammal that's small,
    Flies at night with a sonar-like call.
    Like a rat or a mouse,
    If there's one in the house,
    I am not very happy at all.

    Threat or menace?

  • Jacob Sullum has no problem with brutal honesty when it comes to government spending on "public" broadcasting. Reporting Senator Schumer's idiotic "Don't starve Big Bird" cry, Sullum notes:

    As the father of a 2-year-old, I see Sesame Street almost every day, and I've noticed something Markey hasn't: Big Bird could stand to lose a few pounds.

    Good point; Bird (his closest friends call him "Bird") didn't get that pear shape by sticking to birdseed.

  • Via Geek Press, explanations (here and here) for my excessive salivating … no, that's not what it explains. It explains something, OK? I call for full funding of this research.

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