3/02/2005

so there's a lot of interesting stuff in the news:

The mint is coming out with another new nickel in honor of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It's got a buffalo on it. Buffaloes make tasty burgers.

The creator of the Macintosh computer died.

Scientists discovered some giant, ancient figures carved into hills in Peru, older than other similar carvings like the Nazca lines.

And Dan Froomkin had an interesting column in the Washington Post the other day, with a lot of bad news about Bush. He also posted Chris Rock's funny anti-Bush bit from the Oscars, which I pasted below:

"A lot of people like to bash Bush. I'm not going to bash Bush here tonight. I saw 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' I think Bush is a genius. I think Bush did some things this year nobody in this room could do -- nobody in this room could pull off.

"Bush basically reapplied for his job this year. Now, can you imagine applying for a job, and while you're applying for that job, there's a movie in every theater in the country that shows how much you suck at that job? It'd be hard to get hired, wouldn't it? Now I watched 'Fahrenheit' and I learned some stuff, man. And Bush did some things you could never get away with at your job, man. Never, ever ever. You know, when Bush got into office, they had a surplus of money. Now, there's like a $70 trillion deficit.

"Now just imagine you worked at the Gap. You closing out your register and it's $70 trillion short. The average person would get in trouble for something like that, right? Not Bush. No. then -- then, he started a war. That's cool. Support the troops. He started a war.

"Now, just imagine you worked at the Gap. You're $70 trillion behind on your register. And then you start a war with Banana Republic, 'cause you say they got toxic tank tops over there. You had the war. People are dying. A thousand Gap employees are dead, that's right, bleeding all over the khakis. You finally take over Banana Republic. And you find out they never made tank tops in the first place."

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