Sunday, April 03, 2005

A calculated risk


Carl Hiaasen today:
Life is the hot issue in Tallahassee these days.

State lawmakers could hardly wait to hurl themselves into the Terri Schiavio dispute, wiping their feet on the U.S. Constitution along the way.

Even now, rebuked and embarrassed by the courts, they still preach on about the incalculable value of life.

But here’s what they really think a life is worth: barely $9,000 a year.

That’s what the House Claims Committee has told a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years.
More (registration/BugMeNot).

After thinking about it for a couple of months, the US decides that Mark Thatcher, son of Maggie, is disqualified for a US visa by his conviction for his role (note to London Times: not “alleged” role) in trying to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. Says Mark: “It was always a calculated risk when I plea-bargained in South Africa.” No, Mark, it was a calculated risk when you invested in a coup.

Archeologists in Germany have found the oldest known clay figurine of a man. The 7,200-year old man was evidently depicted fucking a 7,200-year old woman (or a 7,160-year old woman if he was a Stone-age Woody Allen, or possibly a 7,225-year old woman if he was a Stone-age Ashton Kutcher). Prior to this discovery, the oldest known porn was 5,000 years more recent. I don’t have a picture, but who really wants to see their great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandparents having sex?

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