Monday, July 30, 2007

losers unable to get laid

Here we go again!

Three men who dug up a young woman's corpse to have sex with it after seeing her obituary photo cannot be charged with attempted sexual assault because Wisconsin has no law against necrophilia, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

A judge was correct to dismiss the charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 21, because lawmakers never intended to criminalize sex with a corpse, the District 4 Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 ruling.

Hmmm. Perhaps the Wisconsin state legislature might want to address this apparent oversight. Or they may be mocked for more than their cheesemaking.

The article has photos of the three losers involved. Poor, poor emo boys!

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday bird blogging

A seagull in Aberdeen, Scotland has taken to thievery in order to get his fix of Doritos. Go read and watch the video. Cheeky monkey!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

well of course I am!

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what’s known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-based thought reign supreme.

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extinct...or maybe not

Great news if true:

A species of egg-laying mammal, named after TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is not extinct as was previously thought, say scientists.

On a recent visit to Papua's Cyclops Mountains, researchers uncovered burrows and tracks made by the Attenborough's long-beaked echidna.

The species is only known to biologists through a specimen from 1961, which is housed in a museum in the Netherlands.

The team will return to Papua next year to find and photograph the creature.

The month-long expedition by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) involved travelling to parts of the mountain range, covered by thick jungle, which had remained unexplored for more than 45 years.

I'm going to have to do some Googling, but it seems that this isn't the only species named after Sir David. However, it would be really cool to 'rediscover' this one within his lifetime.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

no, no, no!

I don't know how to explain it to these people: this
The theory offered by the economist, Rick Nevin, is that lead poisoning accounts for much of the variation in violent crime in the United States.[emphasis added]

is not equal to this

Lead exposure causes crime, economist says.

Go read echidne's take on this instead. She is exactly right. (Go to her blog, then scroll down to her July 8th entry - the permalink isn't working for some reason).

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