Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Buckingham Palace or Buck-nekkid Palace?

Found Elsewhere:
  • Royal Dis! The Queen of England announced she's not going to attend her son's April wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles. I have no comment on this matter except to make the obvious point that she prefers to spend an intimate evening with the man sitting to her right in the above photo, which answers the age-old question of what's underneath the kilt.

  • That's Not Yo Cheese! Speaking of indecent exposure, the latest criminal trend will surely be nude men covered in nachos burglarizing your home. Police recently arrested a 23-year-old guy, on his birthday, in his birthday suit, who was found leaving a pool facility, scaling an 8-foot fence with a box of stolen snacks and a container of nacho cheese, with the processed orange goodness in his hair, on his face and on his shoulders. I hope this inspires copycat crimes and leads to new personalities like the Nachostalker and the UnaNacho.

  • Dinner with White Supremacists at Applebee's! A great SF Weekly interview highlights pleasant chain-restaurant conversation like, "It's really horrible about the Asian problem [in the bay area.]" Do you think this Aryan rights activist is complaining about fusion restaurants also?

  • Million Dollar Bigot? While the Oscars (rightfully, imho) championed Clint Eastwood, director of Million Dollar Baby, effectively defending him against right-wing media attacks, here is a contrasting story of Clint Eastwood's high-profile role as an opponent of disability rights.

  • Shut Em Down! I am immensely inspired by the people of Lebanon, and especially the 25,000 nonviolent protestors, who pressured their entire government to resign. C'mon good Americans! Let's all gather 25,000 of our closest friends and pressure our government to resign! We're 229 years overdue!

  • Roper v. Simmons - Hallelujah! I was nervous that the next landmark death penalty case was called "Roper." But alas, the Supreme Court has -- there is a God -- categorically banned the state from executing minors in a monumental and surprising decision. In my opinion, the most significant and exciting part of the decision is that the majority gave deference to "the overwhelming weight of international opinion against the juvenile death penalty." This is a huge precedent given that the overwhelming weight of international opinion is against the death penalty for juveniles and adults alike. I can only hope that this is a sign that the Supreme Court, for the second time, will strike down the death penalty altogether.