Jewish date: 7 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Wayyeṣe’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day, Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Support Microfinance in Haiti - The Petition Site” and “action.firedoglake.com | Reconciliation = Majority Rule. Sign our Petition to Harry Reid to pass the public option.”
Today’s news and commentary:
- “How much is that drug ad costing taxpayers?”
- “Cigarettes Are Bacteria Sticks, Too”: Major rule: there are rarely, if ever, any good results from smoking. This is why I think we should ban tobacco.
Image via WikipediaToday’s weird thing is the ST:TOS Plot Generator (JBR Flowchart). It provides a formulaic method for producing a faithful Star Trek (the Original Series) plot and claims “All resulting scripts are guaranteed to contain at least 20% authentic-style Roddenberry flavouring and are practically indistinguishable from real episodes of the Original Series, not to mention the Animated Series (ever).” Enjoy, share the weirdness, and live long and prosper.