Daily archives: January 11, 2004


Are you damned?
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You’re coming back! And if you are a Hindu you are going to have very specific characteristics:

“The slayer of a woman and the destroyer of embryos becomes a savage full of diseases; who commits illicit intercourse, a eunuch; who goes with his teacher?s wife, disease-skinned. The eater of flesh becomes very red; the drinker of intoxicants, one with discolored teeth….” (Garuda Purana)

via Rants, No Raves

No Fly Zone

One by one the stories accumulate of the stupidity of the Homeland Security syetems in America’s airports. An Australian journalist was abysmally treated by the Customs and Border Protection bureau (via Burnt Toast) and a six year old girl is mistreated because someone put the wrong name into some system or other.

Really, any American readers, I’m confident your country is a great place and 90% of you are lovely people, but whilst you have this stupid and pointless crap going on at your airports (especially since my opinions are at odds with those of your Chimp in Chief) I’m not heading over to find out.

Back to Nature

A mountain biker in Orange county has been killed by a mountain cat whilst out on a training run.

Authorities said Friday it appeared that a 110-pound male cat attacked Reynolds around noon Thursday after his bicycle chain broke as he zoomed down Cactus Ridge Run trial in the northeastern section of the park.

After seizing upon the trim, well-liked biker whom neighbors usually only saw in helmet, shorts and racing jersey, the mountain lion dragged him about 40 yards, ate his internal organs, then partially covered the remains under brush, coroner’s spokesman Jim Amormino said.

I’d still rather deal with that sort of danger than have to dodge idiots in cars.

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