Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In Other News...

Headline: US Air Force Says Decision-Making Attack Drones Will Be Here By 2047

Funny, I thought we
already had office...for 8 years!

50 percent of Doctors Use Wikipedia
Live Science - More than half of U.S. adults turn to the Internet when they have health or medical questions...more alarmingly, a survey in April found that 50 percent of doctors turn to Wikipedia for medical info.

Apparently another 20 percent get their info through Netflix rentals of
Patch Adams and MASH.

Texting While Driving Increases Crash Risk
COMPUTER WORLD-Virginia Tech study of heavy truck drivers recommends ban on texting while driving.

No shit, Sherlock.

SC Man Charged with Having Sex with Horse...Again
COLUMBIA, S.C. -A South Carolina man was charged with having sex with a horse after the animal's owner caught the act on videotape, then staked out the stable and caught him at shotgun point, authorities said Wednesday. But it wasn't the first time Rodell Vereen has been charged with buggery. He pleaded guilty last year to having sex with the same horse...

Not clear from story if the horse was male or female, but either way the defense will claim the horse "was asking for it."

Headline:Obama's 'Beer Summit' with Policeman, Professor
WASHINGTON - ...Obama, Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., will meet at the White House on Thursday, each one drinking his favorite beer, in a public attempt to move past the emotional event.

Race relations may be smoothed out temporarily...until the "Tastes Great" / "Less Filling" riot breaks out.

Headline: Pages with Swine Flu Symptoms Quarantined
WASHINGTON - Five Senate pages who were exhibiting swine-flu symptoms have been quarantined, Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer told lawmakers and their staffers late Tuesday.

The pages were released from "quarantine" once authorities were able to convince Larry Craig to let them go.

Headline: Big Fat Star Sheds Pounds Like Crazy
SPACE.COM - As a large star nears the end of its life it begins to shed mass at a tremendous rate.

Nice to see finally see Roseanne back in the news.

Boy Allegedly Tries Scooter Holdup with Toy Gun
CINCINNATI- An 11-year-old boy has been accused of trying to hijack two boys' scooters with a toy gun in an Ohio was a frightening experience because it wasn't clear that the gun was a toy...Cincinnati police said the 11-year-old pointed the toy gun, saying he wanted to take one of the silver scooters, and then chased the brothers as they raced away...A public defender doubts the boy could understand the consequences of his behavior.

As the mother of a 6-year-old and a 12-year-old, allow me to comment on the public defender's stance: Horse Shit.
Me to 6-yr-old: "Ben, what do you think would happen to you if you told some boys you had a gun and that you were going to steal their scooters?" Ben: "I'd go to jail."
Apparently doctors aren't the only ones getting their professional advice from the internet.

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