Monthly Archives: January 2012

JASPER IN THE NEWS AGAIN


This time, he demonstrates the superiority of four-wheel drive. (to the sound of Pagliacci, no less) Advertisements

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BAD SCIENCE AND RED WINE


This is terrible news. Dr Dipak K. Das of the University of Connecticut, who spent years studying and reporting on the beneficial properties of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, has just been found guilty of 145 counts of … Continue reading

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DA WEDDING!


The pics are finally in. David and Meagan Kubat are in it together officially!

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SONG TO THE MOON


One of my all-time favorite arias here, sung by the incomparable Leontyne Price (and in pretty good Czech, too).

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SEX VS. BREAST CANCER


Social science strikes again. Neuroskeptic informs us that The Breast Journal has published a study which claims that hot sex can prevent breast cancer.  Sexual frustration, you see, is what causes it. Quoth the author in the abstract: “I hypothesize … Continue reading

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THOSE ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE MONKS!


David Catalano, a 31 year-old Italian thief, prefers regular prison to the Santa Maria degli Angeli halfway house, a Sicilian rehabilitation community run by Capuchin monks. (h/t iDNES and DailyMail) The strict and ascetic life of the Friors Minor Capuchin … Continue reading

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WOJTEK THE SOLDIER BEAR


He wasn’t a panserbjørn, just an ordinary brown bear from the Middle East. But like his fictional counterparts in The Golden Compass, he fought bravely in battle, namely with the Polish Army during World War Two. He marched with Polish … Continue reading

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NARCISSISM WRIT LARGE


It’s hard to improve on this as a dead ringer for the Obama regime and its spectacular failures.

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CHARTER 77


Today is the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Charter 77 (Charta 77), an organization of Czech prominents who courageously objected to the oppressive policies of re-Stalinized Czechoslovakia. The recently departed Václav Havel was one of its primary founders and … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE KARMA: UPDATED


Didn’t know Al Gore is a front for Fisker.  Figures, though. (h/t Maggie’s Farm, Don Surber) Original post is below. The super-duper $100,000 electric car called the Fisker Karma costs a lot more than its price tag would suggest. The … Continue reading

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