(Be prepared to say, "Awwww.")
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Stockholm, we have a problem
So how can this funky Nerf mattress they're constantly advertising be both a "Swedish sleep system" and be "originally designed by NASA"? Last I checked, NASA was not Swedish.
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I found many of the songs agreeable enough. Some were witty, some were insightful. But I couldn't really put my finger on why these songs weren't quite satisfying until later, when I got in the car and Philly's dinosaur rock station, WYSP, played Guns N' Roses' "Civil War" followed by U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday." I think maybe I'd rather hear someone sing "I'm angry" than sing "I'm right."* * *
A funny/scary flash animation from the ACLU. I know, the ACLU isn't really known for "funny" — but they ought to do more stuff like this.
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Just plain scary and not at all funny:
An accident on I-95 Sunday night had me threading my way to work by the back roads along the Delaware River. Marcus Hook, Pa., is the kind of town where even small children know how to "shelter in place." Stretches of U.S. 13 there look like some nightmare vision out of William Blake or Fritz Lang.
And, not to be too Annie Jacobsen about it, I couldn't help thinking that the entire area is one big potential weapon of mass destruction. Some combination of monstrous intent, bolt cutters, C4 and an easterly wind could turn Claymont and Chichester into synonyms for Bhopal.
Just what the hell does Tom Ridge do to justify his salary?