January 10th, 2005


One thing leads to another

manda_x reported news of the beneficial effects of olive oil in preventing breast cancer, which made me think of the inevitable Olive Oil Diet to follow. I figured the perfect spokeswoman for the diet would be Olive Oyl, which is when I randomly discovered Pastor Steve's disturbing fixation on Olive Oyl. I promise, I was not looking for Olive Oyl fanfic or a slavish collection of THE 25 CARTOONS FEATURING THE BEST "PHYSICALLY BEAUTIFUL OLIVE" MOMENTS/SCENES with commentary and plenty of screencaps: "I had to include this sequence, as it is one of the sexiest of all the sexy/romantic Famous Studios scenes".

Since I can't make my discovery un-happen, my only alternative is to share it with the rest of humanity, thus diluting my pain.

The Salvador Option

Following that model, one Pentagon proposal would send Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads, most likely hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, even across the border into Syria, according to military insiders familiar with the discussions. It remains unclear, however, whether this would be a policy of assassination or so-called "snatch" operations, in which the targets are sent to secret facilities for interrogation.

What shall we call them? Freedom Squads or Patriot Squads?

Evolution in action

A college student who penned an anti-seatbelt law opinion piece dies in a car accident while not wearing a seat belt. Two others (wearing seatbelts) in the car survive.

What do you suppose the last thing that went through his mind was? I expect it was the windshield.

Sorry about that. It's not a laughing matter. It's very sad that this tragic blah blah blah.... no, on second thought, he was a dumbshit. He may not have deserved it, but he was asking for it.