Thursday, January 22, 2009

The things France and Oklahoma have in common.

I love following the news. I spend a considerable amount of time reading it in the paper on the way to work and a little time online at lunchtime at work every day.

However, I'm getting a little sick of Obama madness. Living in DC, it's all I've heard about since November, all I see on TV, and all I read in the paper. I really had to spend some quality time looking for these news gems amidst the Obamania:

1. Flaming squirrel sets school on fire:

Questions and items to consider:

a. Where exactly is Jones, Oklahoma?

b. Is it ok that I feel good about the trailers burning to the ground? Maybe now those kids can have a real school built for them.

c. Animals in the news are my favorite. They're always doing heroic/anti-heroic things. Take, for further example, the following story:

2. Depressed poodle attacks former French President:,2933,481426,00.html

Questions and other items to consider:

a. "The couple's white Maltese poodle, called Sumo, has a history of frenzied fits and became increasingly prone to making "vicious, unprovoked attacks" despite receiving treatment with anti-depressants." I am not sure I even need to comment on that.

b. Is it worth spending the money to buy anti-depressants for your dog when there are people starving for food in Africa and people starving for emotional stability in America?

c. Is it just me, or do Madame Chirac's legs look awfully manly in the undated photo?

d. I think the world would get along just fine with one less French poodle.


  1. haha those are great articles! I was thinking about you during the inauguration madness. Did you go to it?

  2. Just a few other headlines that caught my eye while looking at the French/Poodle Attack...

    Model Loses Hands, Feet to Severe Infection

    Man Kills Wife for Changing Facebook Status to 'Single'

    Docs to Remove Parasitic Twin From 9-Month-Old Girl

    Awesome. Thanks for making me look.

  3. HAHAHAHA. hahahaha. did I mention hahaha? thank you.