Wednesday, November 30, 2011

News Roundup

  • From the "No Backsies!" Department - A man in prison for kidnapping has sued two people he held hostage because they broke a promise they made under duress to not call the cops and to help him escape.  I don't support this at all.  If I could be held liable for breaking promises made under threat of bodily harm, I'd still be in debt to my ex-wife.
  • From the "Roadside Garnishing" Department - A truck full of Marmite, a tasty condiment popular in British cuisine, crashed recently, dumping 22 tons of the stuff on the roadway.  Authorities plan on making a report later this winter as to whether or not yeast extract makes a good coating for asphalt in the winter.  No-one tell Og.
  • From the "Deja Vu" Department - Great Britain has closed its embassy in Tehran and told Iranian diplomats to get not let the door hit them on the ass as they depart the country.  This comes after a mob of 'students' attacked the British embassy in Tehran recently, with the Iranian government doing nothing to stop them.  Personally, I hope they turn the Iranian embassy into a public toilet, but that's just me.
  • From the "Naturally Slick" Department - Petroleum pollution in Los Angeles that has been blamed on industry and other human sources has been traced back to the La Brea tar pits.  Local environmental activists are being offered counseling and a hug as they try to come to terms with the fact that you can't sue Mother Gaia into oblivion or sick the EPA on her. 

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