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.