Saturday, August 25, 2007

Their concern for our health is touching

The deep-fried Combo Plate may be a little more healthful this year at the Great Indiana State Fair. So say the fair’s leaders, who, taking a step rarely seen in the realm of corn dogs and fried pickles, have banned oils with trans fats from all the fryers that line the grounds here.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Rove Resigns

So Rove is quitting to spend more time with his family. Isn't that what they all say when they're getting out of town one step ahead of a subpoena? And, wait, Rove has a family? I thought the nickname "Turdblossom" meant he was spontaneously generated from a cow pie, and thus genetically incompatible with normal humans.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Critter Blogging

These guys, or ladies actually, are living between the screen and the window of my bathroom. I discovered them when the weather got warm and I wanted to open the window. I am patiently waiting for fall and chilly weather, when I can knock them out of the window and get them with bug spray*. They're beautiful creatures, I just don't want them quite so close! They're very alert, and the ones that line up up top seem to be the guardians. As soon as I move the curtain, they're on the edge of the screen, facing in and watching my every move. Another wasp will approach, and they'll touch antennae, apparently to say "look out for the biped on the other side of the glass. Their senses are poor, but they have bad weapons!"

*I don't usually use insecticides. Hornets living in the windows are an exception.