Newest weapon of terror: Dead snakes.
Two-headed albino snakes, however, while alive and well, are a hot commodity among thieves.
It doesn't really say good things about your town that they decide to name a toilet after it.
Prepare yourself for a whole new level of pain.
Today I happened upon the webpage for Portsmouth, England's Division 2 rugby club. I really like their motto: "Probably the best on the South Coast." Probably.
Who would have thought sand could be such a big deal?
I think I have mentioned before that I am a periphery member of the Global Media Conspiracy. One of the things that annoys me most about the mindless behemoth that keeps me fed and (inadequately) stocked in beer is scare journalism. This is when a boneheaded reporter who earned their degree in mass communications and has zero journalistic skill decides to emphasize the most terrifying angle of any particular trend or happening.
A few years ago, as soccer started gaining popularity in the United States, there were a number of stories talking about the injuries possible as a result of heading the ball. There were no stories about shattering your elbow playing (American) football, or having your teeth knocked out in baseball, or tearing your ACL playing basketball, or dislocating your shoulder swimming -- all things that have actually happened to people. But heading the ball in soccer? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Anyway, that brings me today, when I found this poorly written story on the dangers of blogging.
One of the writers I copy edit for reminded me today of something I once told her about TV reporters: "They are monkeys. They are capable of exhibiting human-like behaviors, but they should not be trusted to do anything other than amuse people."
Regardless of the danger involved, Iraq and Paraguay put on a good match in today's Olympic soccer semi-final. Paraguay won 3-1, tarnishing a story that still has a good chance of becoming a major motion picture on par with "Cool Runnings" and "Brassed Off." They now play Italy for a chance at bronze.