Saturday, June 27, 2009

Seen around and about...

Pirate hunts of the rich and famous:

Wealthy punters pay 3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders. When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers... [Ananova]

Dumb criminal of the week.

Think things are tough for you? Get an $11-a-day job working in hell. [via Newmark's Door]

When they have to tell you it's not hyperbole, you know it is:
"The gravity of America's health care crisis is the moral equivalent of the 19th Century's bloody conflict over slavery. This is not hyperbole..." [Firedoglake, ht: Viking Pundit]
Such cheap rhetorical excess literally makes my blood boil.

The day comes to us all when we are meant to die:
"Man Drowns After Being Thrown From Lawnmower" [KETV, Omaha]

In light of which, while I don't run this blog to repeat the gratuitously nasty, it can be fun.