June 1, 2010 - No Mo' Flo'tilla

israeli flotilla raid
Israel doesn't exactly have the best reputation in the Middle East. In fact, they have approximately zero friends, which serves to make them ultra-defensive and jumpy, like the unpopular kid at school who has been bullied way too much. Still, I have no idea what it really means, but it just doesn't even sound like a good idea to make a deadly commando raid on a flotilla.
central america storms
Now, I'm not going to call Guatemala weak, because there is nothing to be gained from kicking a poor country while it's down, and Guatemala is really down right now, thanks to monstrous sinkholes and rains from nothing more than what one would think was a simple tropical storm. If this is what tropical storms can do, then this hurricane season really could be one for the record books.
al-qaida number 3 killed
Al-qaida's #3, the leader of the crew in Afghanistan, was reportedly killed yesterday. Although, it's hard to tell what the effect will be on the organization, since their business plan actually relies heavily on their members' deaths.
gulf coast business oil spill
Hey, have you heard about that oil spill in the Gulf Coast? Well, don't worry, there's still plenty of time to catch up, and if you are planning on vacationing down there this summer, well...who ever said that was a good idea anyways?
obama memorial day cancelled
Typical Barack Obama, first he swims down into the ocean, punctures another hole in the well spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, then cancels Memorial Day altogether. No wait, that's the Fox News version...I guess weather just forced him to cancel his Memorial Day speech in Illinois, so he just visited some recovering vets, and gave his speech in Washington instead.

smoking child seeks help
You remember this story about the 2 year-old in Indonesia that started smoking cigarettes. Turns out his mom wants him to quit now. Maybe it's just me, but I probably never would have even let him start.
chili pepper weapon
This is a slightly dated story, but relevant nonetheless. India is developing chili peppers as weapons. I assume they will use one of those medieval catapults to shoot them at enemies.
$17,000 haircut wager
Mickael Pietrus didn't cut his hair for the entire NBA season, and won $17,000 as a result, which is great, but for an NBA player, that's like winning $1.70.
700 hour silent opera
Some lady has been sitting in a chair silently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 700 hours...7 hours a day, for 100 days. I don't know, that sounds more like a normal job than art to me.
people born on same day married
Two people born on the same day, in the same room, 24 years ago, are getting married. A lot of people never thought they would make it after they broke up for the first time at the age of 3 days.

I know as little about Israel as you do, aside from the fact that none of their neighbors really like them all that much. Buy this DVD, come on over, and let's figure out how this whole thing started.


  1. Israel should be on Facebook, it's a great way to make lots of friends!

  2. Israel and Palestine are actually Facebook friends already. If only real life were as simple as Facebook.


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