Your Crazy World

Thursday, March 23, 2006

There are many, many other stories I'd rather be reading about than Star Jones' successful breast-lift surgery, and I'm sure you feel the same. Here are some random pickings:

  • Kansans can now carry concealed weapons if they successfully apply for a permit, thanks to the state House that overrode Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto. We can now add Kansas to the list of growing states that allow citizens to protect themselves in public.

  • A tortoise that was living in a zoo died today, but don't feel too bad; he was 250 years old! One must wonder why God (or nature, for you trail mix eaters) would allow such a simple animal with such little purpose in life to live on this planet for so long. I guess maybe, its purpose is greater than what mankind can understand. The amazing story here.

  • As if you needed another reason to quit smoking, cigarettes apparently cause impotence. According to the study men who smoke are up to 40 percent more likely to suffer from impotence than those who don't. That's a pretty good reason to quit, although for some perhaps impotence is not such a bad thing.

  • And speaking of cigarettes, one was apparently the cause of a cruise ship fire that killed one passenger and injured up to a dozen. Not a good day for tobacco.

  • High school teens are dumb for advertising booze parties on MySpace, a site where bored teens pretend to know stuff and complete mindless surveys about their favorite color and number of times they've taken a shower today. They also advertise when and where the parties are at, and police couldn't be happier for this helpful service.

More later, kids.