Via CfG: a Maryland
Senate candidate, tired of boring old issues like national
security, taxes, fiscal restraint, etc., simply promises
cancer if elected. Because, you know, that's what senators
There has been a pretty interesting series of posts from Mark Liberman
at Language Log, investigating the commonly-seen claim that women use
many more words per day than do men. Liberman, despite being plugged
into the appropriate research community, can't find any evidence
of that claim being true. (Or, for that matter, false.) Mark's latest
post is here, with links to previous information.
Also notable for quoting the author of a book titled The Princess
Bitchface Syndrome: Surviving Adolescent Girls.
That is one fine title; either side of the colon would be a fine
name for a rock band.
Showing up too late to be included in yesterday's Movie linkfest
are Scott Adams' paean
to the movie mumbles (which is why I pretty much automatically turn on
the captions when watching DVDs these days); a salute
to John Huston
over at the American Spectator, where you'll probably
learn some things you didn't know about the old guy (like, if you didn't
know he was dead: he is); and Ken Jennings has a movie trivia
question that will sear your brain.
I made a contribution to yesterday's Best of the Web
Today, namely one of the headlines seen in their "Bottom Stories of
the Day" feature: