November 5th, 2008


I love The Onion


WASHINGTON--African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

*snorfle* Thanks to marinarusalka for the link.
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Michael Crichton, RIP

Author Michael Crichton has died after a battle with cancer at age 66.

I have to admit to not being the biggest fan of his books, but I did like ER (which he created) quite a bit early on (I kind of fell away from it after a while), and he was very gracious the one time I met him (the company I worked for was doing a CD-ROM version of Westworld). And he was an immensely popular and influential writer. Rest in peace, good sir.
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