so here are two of mine (Simon and Hank)
Iran now gay free. Which can only mean that right-wing Christian Americans will soon be flocking there to bask in the holy homo-free paradise that is Iran. My guess is that Iran is also lacking in illegal Mexican immigrants, Feminists and secular humanists. So is it only a matter of time before Pat Robertson declares Iran to be a Christian haven? We shall wait and see. Though this development may finally solve the question as to why Iran has produced no lavish Broadway-style musicals.
World’s Languages Dying Off Rapidly
Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, linguists say, nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in this century. In fact, they are now falling out of use at a rate of about one every two weeks… (read the rest here)
There is apparently a whole subculture of people who think it’s their god given right to walk around in public places (esp. businesses) barefoot. I myself have never given it much thought, really I never considered wearing socks and shoes to be all that oppressive (actually I love putting on a nice wool sock fresh from the dryer on a cold winters morn) but apparently these people do. You have been warned, they take themselves very seriously (a comparison to Rosa Parks was made…yes that Rosa Parks) …I could say more, but really whats the point.
Singer and his current writing buddy, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery, have discovered an artful argument to prove that we don’t have to worry about climate change. Specifically, they found “thousands of museum paintings that portrayed sunnier skies during the Medieval Warming and more cloudiness during the Little Ice Age.”
Well, no wonder everyone is so nostalgic about Medieval times: the weather was better. Or, at the very least, the painters were more cheerful….
thanks to Shakesville for bringing this to our attention
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