Those days when I'm feeling divinely special, and am tempted to question our common ancestry with apes, a visit to the grocery store usually disabuses me of that notion pretty quickly.
Or I could simply watch TV after a tragic terrorist attack. That does the trick as well. (*)
Fox's Brian Kilmeade: 7/7 is good because it will keep our leaders focused.
Fox's Brit Hume: Let's buy some stocks.
During a news report about terrorism, while interviewing New Yorkers about potential attacks, CNN captions the piece "Could It Happen Here?"
Miles O'Brien at CNN asks a Londoner: "When you woke up this morning, did you think that you could be in a terrorist attack today?"
So are we smart enough to be free? It's doubtful. And do we have souls? I don't know. But if we do, why must they be hopelessly trapped in these dumb, hairy outfits?
* Of course, some folks
need more convincing.
To the city of London, who suffered a coordinated bombing attack today.
President Bush informs us that "the war on terror goes on". He apparently did not make his "better there (in Iraq) than over here" flypaper argument.
At least when the floating balls
of stinging ants come... I will be prepared.
Emergency 11-in-1 survival and communications center!
Includes: Black and white TV, AM/FM weather band radio, dual fluorescent lamps, spotlight, emergency siren and red blinking bunker light. LCD digital clock, thermometer, compass, sonic mosquito repeller, built-in handle and retractable shoulder strap.
---Update: Paw Paw
adds more detail concerning the very real peril of floating ants.
When not working for Keyser Soze, Kobayashi
still swallows more wiener than anyone else.
Naturally, fellow N.O. Metroblogger Chris Martel has the run-down here.
However, I must acknowledge second place finisher (and new American hot dog-eating record-holder) Sonya Thomas.
See, in a contest back in March, this petite woman of 100lbs slurped down 46 DOZEN Louisiana oysters
in 10 minutes!! She's known as the "Black Widow" of the professional eating circuit, and definitely has game. Even after eating the 46 dozen, she consumed 7 dozen more to set an endurance record.
Shucks, who can do better than that?
As part of a generous offer from Jay Tea at Wizbang!
, I'm linking to a post
from Eric over at total information awareness
dealing with the question "What if we never invaded Iraq?"
. I think he provides a sophisticated and well thought-out answer to the query.
If you can read it
and consider Eric's alternative scenario while still properly enjoying your holiday, please do so!