Wednesday, July 01, 2009


"It would be absurd for me or any other editor to review the authenticity or accuracy of stories that are nominated for prizes."

Bob Woodward, explaining his belief that artistic effect of journalism is far more important than whether it's even loosely based on real events.

N.B. I have not reviewed the authenticity or accuracy of the above quotation from Wikipedia.

Darwin's Down-Home Finger Collector Considered "Destructive"

Via Snowflakes in Hell, I find that pipe bombs are "not protected by the Second Amendment".

What the hell? High school wouldn't have been high school if we hadn't made pipe bombs. OK, maybe they do things differently in towns big enough to have a traffic light, but I don't see anything about traffic lights in the Constitution.

This is idiotic. You can't enforce it, and only an idiot would want to.