Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cloned puppies may have exposed 31-year mystery.

SALT LAKE CITY - A woman who made news around the world when she had five pups cloned from her beloved pit bull Booger looked very familiar to some who saw her picture: She may be the same woman who 31 years earlier was accused of abducting a Mormon missionary in England, handcuffing him to a bed and making him her sex slave.

If the government is going to start cracking down on everyone who keeps Mormon missionaries as sex slaves, then pretty soon it'll be illegal to abduct a Jehovah's Witness or a Scientologist, chain them to your furnace and have your way with them. Sadly I think we're loosing sight of the things that made this country great.
h/t The Wife.

In Honor of the Olympics....OK I Know Ice Skating is a Winter Event...But Still.

The 50 Most Famous Cars Of All Time.


The list is here.

Quiz: Shakespeare’s Characters

The play is the thing wherein Hamlet captured the conscience of the king. We’ve taken that concept and put a challenging _flossian spin on it. We’re not after your conscience (so relax); we’re after your knowledge of Shakespearean theatre. In this quiz, we’ll provide a Shakespeare character and ask you to choose the play in which he or she appears.

It's pretty tough. I only go 75% and I like to think I know my Shakespeare pretty well.

See how you do here.

Dogs of Note.

Greyfriars Bobby

The epitome of loyal, Bobby is said to have spent 14 years guarding his owner’s grave in Edinburgh, Scotland, until his own death. His master, a policeman with the Edinburgh City Police, died of tuberculosis in 1858. In 1867, when someone pointed out that a dog with no owner was supposed to be “destroyed” by law, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh renewed Bobby’s license himself. He died in 1872 and was buried not far from the man he was so loyal to. Greyfriars Bobby has lots of fans – he has been featured in numerous children’s books, the Dog Aid Society of Scotland installed a gravestone for him, and a statue of him stands in front of the Greyfriars Bobby pub in Edinburgh. It makes me think of that Futurama episode where Fry’s dog waits for him outside of the pizza joint he worked at, not realizing that he is never coming back. It gets me all choked up every time.

More Here.