URLs du Jour


  • Constrained Katie responds to the racial pigeonholers at Georgetown U. If only more would follow her eloquent example.

  • You can have a War on Drugs. And you can have a War on Terror. But if you try to do both at the same time, you shouldn't be surprised when serious policy contradictions result. Jacob Sullum explains.

  • New Hampshire's official state motto is "Live Free or Die". Pun Salad does not have an official blog motto, but if it did, "Don't Die Doing Something Stupid" would be one of the top candidates. The Straight Dope has a good example.

  • To the MIT pranksters: nice job. To your Caltech rivals: dudes, get off your butts.

  • Many of the laughs in the movie Talladega Nights were caused by one Sacha Baron Cohen, playing gay racecar driver Jean Girrard. ("My husband Gregory and I want what any couple wants. To retire to Stockholm and develop a currency for dogs and cats to use.")

    But one of his other roles has infuriated the government of Kazakhstan to an extent that Mr. Cohen will be the subject of talks between Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev and US president George W. Bush.

    It's apparently really easy to piss off Kazakhstan. Who knew?