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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Family rescued

PARADISE, Calif. (Dec. 19) - A father and three children who vanished on a Christmas tree-cutting trip in the Northern California mountains were found alive Wednesday after huddling in a culvert for warmth during three days of heavy snow.

Winter, another reason to hate it. Snow in the mountains can come fierce and fast, making any trip potentially dangerous. And as I learned, you can't be safe until well after spring starts.

I'm glad to see the family is safe.

Now, did anyone notice how similar this story is to the latest of American Dad?


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sound familiar?

Over at the Actuarial Outpost, someone linked to a humorous post from Craigslist, entitled It's me! Every Girl Ever! The post parodies a vapid twenty-something woman just out of college.

Hey look at my refrigerator. There are pictures all over it! Look at all these pictures of me and my equally vacuous friends from college! We were so crazy! You can tell we're really good friends because our faces are all pressed up against each other like that.

And check it out, we're holding up alcoholic beverages to the camera in every single picture. That's to prove that we were partying. College was so fun! But of course I don't talk to any of these girls anymore because now they're all *****es.

One poster didn't appreciate the humor as much as the rest of us. Those who did appreciate the humor have branched out, working to extend the joke to several other categories of people here, here, and here. (The latter link was created in response to a demand of the offended poster.)


Monday, December 03, 2007

Planting Questions

So the first CNN/YouTube debate, for the Democrats, featured representatives of the candidates participating as "concerned citizens" asking questions targeted at their candidates' opponents. Not learning their lesson, they proceeded to include stated supporters of Democratic presidential candidates, and even one member of a steering committee of Hillary Clinton, in the Republican debate.

It's rather embarrassing that the mainstream media, which constantly cites their resources and research as a reason why they're better than blogs, can't do basic research. As Michelle Malkin put it,

Anderson Cooper would have you believe that a network that could select this question, find that 13-year-old Romney quote, create the trap for Romney (which he fell face first into), and (presumably) fly Kerr to the debate, could not type “Keith Kerr, retired Colonel” into Google and find the link to the Hillary Clinton press release, which prior to the debate appeared in the first 10 results for that search?

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