URLs du Jour

2007-07-20

  • Having apparently wiped out all other crime in fair Kingston, New Hampshire, the local constabulary advertised "erotic services" on Craigslist and arrested incoming customers after, er, negotiations were completed. Bad career moves included:
    Richard Osborne, 54, who is also known as the voice of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats hockey team, arrived at the sting about 2:45 p.m. in a 2000 Honda Civic belonging to the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord.
    I wonder if he shouts "GOOOOAAAL" when … oh, never mind. And speaking of career choices:
    "You get what you pay for," Chief Donald Briggs said yesterday as the arrests were being made.
    Surely Chief Briggs could make more money in stand-up comedy? (Via Jay Tea at Wizbang who comments on a different aspect of the case.)

  • I'm not even sure of an appropriate response to this Washington Post article, which opens:
    There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.
    I'm torn between:

    • "Aaaiieee! My eyes!"

    • "Yeah, right. Wake me when you're in Maxim."

    • "Didn't I see your ad on Craigslist?"

  • Are you old enough to remember where you were 38 years ago today? Me, I was in the basement of 8458 Grand Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska, eyes fastened to the grainy pictures on a 15-inch black and white TV. Here's what Ray Bradbury had to say back then:
    "Now look. Everyone shut up. You don't know a damned thing about what's going on here tonight, and that's why people like myself are needed in the world. I want to tell you what in hell it means. This is the greatest night you will ever know!

    "There are two nights the Western world will look back upon a million years from tonight. A million years! I'm not talking about a hundred or a thousand years. I'm talking about a million years from tonight.

    "The birth of Christ probably is a very important date that changed the world in many ways for the better and, in some ways, for not very much good at all.

    "But the second most important date is this night that we're going through right now. Because it's the night when we become immortal-when we begin the steps that will enable us to live forever. Now, if you don't know this, you don't know anything about space."

    Thirty-eight years isn't quite a million, but it's a start.

  • And Buzz Aldrin still has the right stuff.


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