April 25, 2007

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

"From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all"
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:55 PM

April 24, 2007

Toilet Roll Rations

Crow has suggested using "only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required".
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Crow calls for limit on loo paper
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:14 PM

Man cuts off own penis in busy London restaurant

"A MAN cut off his own penis with a large knife in front of diners at a busy London restaurant."
Man cuts off own penis in busy restaurant | The Daily Telegraph
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:11 PM

April 22, 2007

Cho Seung-Hui's Plays

"Richard McBeef" and "Mr. Brownstone"
AOL: Cho Seung-Hui's Plays
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:25 PM

April 21, 2007

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

"Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all."
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:03 PM

April 15, 2007

Lecturer barred from U.S.

"A highly regarded Iraqi epidemiologist who wants to tell Americans about an alarming rise in cancer levels among Iraqi children will come to Canada instead because he couldn't get a visa to the United States."
globeandmail.com: Canada offers forum for lecturer barred from U.S.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 4:44 PM

April 14, 2007

Principal, Teachers Resign After Sex Tape Released To Parents

"A south suburban elementary school has been rocked by scandal after an X-rated DVD showing the principal, and two teachers was leaked to parents."
WBBM 780 - Principal, Teachers Resign After Sex Tape Released To Parents
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:13 AM

April 13, 2007

April 10, 2007

Weblogs 'need content warnings'

"Readers should be warned when they are reading blogs that may contain "crude language", a draft blogging code of conduct has suggested."
BBC NEWS | Technology | Weblogs 'need content warnings'
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:57 AM

April 6, 2007

Home emptied after hoax online ad

"A house near Seattle in the US was emptied of its contents after a hoax advertisement invited people to take whatever they wanted for free."
BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Home emptied after hoax online ad
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:58 PM

Masturbate instead, Le Pen tells women's forum

"FRENCH far-right presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen told a women's forum he was against making condoms freely available in schools - advising young people to masturbate instead."
Masturbate instead, Le Pen tells women's forum | NEWS.com.au
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:50 PM