Thursday, June 16, 2005

News update

Good evening.

Late-breaking news:
    Crawford, Texas (not AP) - A tragic fire this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The fire began in the presidential bathroom where both of the books were kept. Both of his books have been lost.

    A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had almost finished coloring the second one.
Thanks to Mom for forwarding that joke report to me. And now onto the real new news (in no particular order).

Sanhedhrin update: We have two articles titled הסנהדרין: הבג"צ פוגע שיטתית וזדונית בתורת ישראל, עם ישראל וא"י, one from June 9 and one from June 10. Both articles report that the proto-Sanhedhrin is displeased that the Israeli government is sticking its collective nose into religious matters, such as conversion, Shabbath, kashruth, and personal status; violating the human rights of Jews; and encouraging assimilation. Add this on to the proto-Sanhedhrin’s already noted opposition to disengagement. Intuition suggests that if Sharon is not kicked out of office or assassinated, he may be excommunicated.

Food update: Back when the Weird thing of the day was only a mailing list, I reported on an alleged spat between the Florida Tomato Committee and Santa Sweets over whether it was OK or not to export UglyRipe™ tomatoes from Florida. I finally have an update on that: apparently the alleged spat has been resolved, since UglyRipes can now be ordered on-line. I still haven’t tasted an UglyRipe, so if you order some and don’t like them, it’s your own fault you paid over $2 per tomato.

Political update: The number of refugees planetwide rose about a million last year. War, the chief cause of refugees, is doing a great job of causing famine, too, in Africa. All those who think the UN is going to intervene in Africa in any meaningful way, stand on your heads.

That's all for now. Nighty-night.

Aaron
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