Sunday, October 24, 2004


Salem, you cheese eating surrender monkeys!

French UMP party deputy Jacques Myard told Le Monde: “English is the most-spoken language today, but that won’t last. ... If we must make a language compulsory, it should be Arabic”. This is not a scrappleface article.

Meanwhile, the abscence of the 50-foot cone of silence for early voters is mourned here.

On ABC news tonight, they did a piece on women trying herbal medicines to treat menopause because of scares over hormone replacement therapy. Not one of the people interviewed noted that HRT has undergone far more scrutiny than herbal medicine, and therefore the absence of known problems with herbal remedies may well reflect our ignorance. Rumsfeld's talk about knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns comes to mind.

"Emma Bovary took arsenic; Anna Karenina went under a train, Tess of the D'Urbervilles was hanged." - Adele Horin on adultery. Um, yes, Tess got hanged, but not for adultery.

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