URLs du Jour

2009-10-01

  • A press release from the University Near Here begins:
    Got health? UNH wants to, and …
    Waaaait a minute. UNH wants to what? UNH wants to "got health"?

    Sigh.

    Anyway, it turns out that UNH is setting an Official Goal of—and I am not making this up—becoming the "healthiest campus community in the country by 2020." (I can't find anything about how they hope to measure that. Hey, maybe we're already the healthiest campus community in the country! Mission Accomplished!)

    As near as I can tell from the article, they plan on accomplishing this goal primarily through massive nagging about diet and exercise. Friends, if you liked the Nanny State, you'll love the Nanny University.

    Of course, it might also occur to them to improve the health of the "campus community" by firing/expelling anyone who gets unhealthy. Or looks like they might become unhealthy soon. Or just reaches a certain age…

    Ssssh, please don't tell them I said that.

  • This is why the phrase "disgusting display" was invented.
    New York is seeing red over the decision to turn the city's highest beacon -- and one of America's symbols for free enterprise -- into a shining monument honoring China's communist revolution Wednesday night.
    It's a good day to review Bryan Caplan's "Museum of Communism" FAQ, which totals up the body count of the regime which the Empire State Building managers are celebrating.

  • Instapundit seems to have taken a dislike of my own Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter. Here he links to a report from NowHampshire noting her selective memory and hypocrisy about proper decorum at public events.

  • Rotten Tomatoes hasWorst of the Worst, the 100 worst-reviewed movies of the last ten years. I've seen somewhere around five of them, which is five too many.


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