Friday, May 06, 2005
- This will likely come as a shock to my family:
Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv.
You're the epitome of everything that is English. Yey :)
Hoist that Union Jack!
How British are you?
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[via Lauren at Feministe]
- Grits for Breakfast: Texas risks identity theft with Big Brother biometrics database
- "You My Midga": Roger Ebert and Daniel Woodburn hash it out over Dwarfs, Little People, and the M-Word. Woodburn, a short-statured actor, takes Ebert deftly to task over the use of the word "midget," and Ebert's response is equally thoughful. It's a conversation I personally found interesting, as my taller-than-average (5' 10") better half's cousin is short-statured.
- The reality based community vs. the ribbon-based economy [via Wither in the Light]
- Heavy Metal Poisoning? the WEEE Man is a creepy (think Japanese anime) 7-metre high sculpture made up of the quantity of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (hence, WEEE!) an average U.K. citizen will use and discard in their lifetime. That's a whole lotta cellphones, computers, and washing machines, and I suspect the average American's jettisoned junk would make an even larger WEEE Man. [via GROONK.net]
- Dave at Temperantia denounces Orson Scott Card's glee over the demise of Star Trek, and I wholeheartedy agree with Dave. Boo to you, Card.
- They've painted over the image of Our Lady of the Underpass; news from CBS2 Chicago:
CHICAGO (AP) The underpass Virgin Mary is gone. After a man defaced a salt stain that had drawn pilgrims to the Fullerton underpass on the Kennedy Expressway, authorities painted over the image, which many Catholic residents said resembled a popular representation of the Virgin Mary.
Authorities charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, of Chicago Friday with criminal damage to state supported property, a misdemeanor, for allegedly writing with black shoe polish the words "Big Lie" over the image, police spokesman David Banks said. A public telephone listing for Gonzalez could not be found Friday.
Banks said witnesses told police they saw a man on a bicycle writing on the image around 11:35 p.m. Thursday. Police then directed the Illinois Department of Transportation to paint over the image because of security concerns, IDOT spokesman Matt Vanover said.