Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Turtle Racing

An Important message about cancer:

A Friend's Cancer: Good For Your Health?


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I just think that this is cool as shit. Champiro is my first pick, with Windy and Billie being alternates. Stay tuned for updates.

Endangered turtles swim Pacific in "race":

"SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Eleven leatherback turtles are swimming across the Pacific Ocean to the Galapagos Islands in a 'race' that will be tracked online to draw attention to the plight of the endangered creatures.

The turtles have been tagged with satellite communication devices that give their positions as they head south from their nesting sites on Costa Rica's Playa Grande beach to feeding grounds near the Galapagos, about 950 miles away.
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Environmentalists say 95 percent of leatherbacks in the Pacific Ocean have vanished in the last 20 years due to human activity like fishing, poaching of their eggs and building near their nests, and they could become extinct in the next decade."

Here's the website:

GREATTURTLERACE.COM

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A dash of politics today, albeit humorous... sorta.... Fucking breeders.

Stats say the GOP is dying. But red-staters are breeding like drunken ferrets. Who wins?:

"Here's the good news: The Republican party is dying. Slow, painful, twitching, secreting war and intolerance and desperation like a fetid gas, snarling and gagging like Jabba the Hutt being choked by the hard chain of progress and hope and relaxed social mores and an upcoming Generation Next that seems to sense that screaming about gays and women's rights and Muslims and drugs actually doesn't do much to move the human experiment forward in the slightest.

Is this not delicious? Is this not cause for rejoicing? According to Pew Research, the percentage of young 'uns age 18 to 25 (a.k.a. Generation Next) who identify with Republicans has been in steady decline since the early '90s, and now hovers around a meager 35 percent, down from a high of 55 percent in the Reagan-toxic early-90s, and is still dropping, whereas fully 48 percent of 18-to-25-year-olds now lean Democratic ... and rising."
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I hate these people.

Dreamed up phone number leads man to a bride:

"LONDON (Reuters) - A British man has met and married a 22-year-old woman after, by his own account, dreaming of her phone number and then sending her a text message.

David Brown, 24, says he woke up one morning after a night out with friends with a telephone number constantly running through his head. He decided to contact it, sending a message saying 'Did I meet you last night?.'"
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4 comments:

Jez said...

Is the answer to your question regarding the GOP dying and red staters breeding, COSTCO? Because the link you got there goes to an article about them selling coffins.

Totally hilarious.

JPW said...

Fixed it. Monford writes too damn quick!

So, nobody is down with cancer humor? Tough crowd.

scott said...

Here in the high tech fever swamps of North Texas we don't have newspaper columnists like Mark Morford.
And that's a fucking shame.
We do have cancer patients, though. I'd try and say something funny about that, but you know, Karma and all that.

JPW said...

I hear you Scott, I'm fighting fire with fire, though. I've got 4 people is my family with cancer at the moment.

Patterson wasn't shitting when he wrote, "Mary Alice got cancer just like everybody here. Seems everyone I know is gettin' cancer every year"