Friday, April 28, 2006

Katie, They're Called "Privates" for a Reason

Who says there is no sexism on morning talk TV? On Tuesday, when soon-to-depart perkmeister Katie Couric proudly told us her husband once told her (in the delivery room) that her "uterus looked like a portobello mushroom" I nearly choked on a mouthful of hot coffee.
All disgusting imagery aside, imagine if it were the other way around and Matt Lauer casually announced to the world that his model-wife Annette Roque once described his unmentionables as looking like "a baby's arm holding a plum." See what I mean?

Katie Couric's Early A.M. Mycology Primer

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

CIA Comes Clean About Source of Leaks

(LOS ANGELES) -- Under pressure from both houses of Congress as well as the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency has finally come clean about a series of damaging leaks from within the hallowed halls of the CIA.
CIA spokesman Ted Geist told reporters at CIA headquarters late Tuesday that an internal investigation had traced leaks ranging from the outing of covert agent Valerie Plame to the revelation of secret prisons to a single undercover operative known only by the codename "Ginger" which he said was short for "Virginia," the state where the spy agency is located. In a rare departure from protocol, the CIA has posted a photo of the rogue agent at its website. "We've identified the source of these damaging leaks once and for all," Geist said. "Making this turncoat's identity known will send a signal that such breaches of security will not be tolerated."

First Photo of "Ginger" -- the Rogue Agent Responsible for Recent CIA Leaks

Headline of the Day (from Yahoo! News)

Under pressure, Bush takes aim at gasoline prices

We can relax now. I mean, he sure made the situation in the Middle East a lot better, didn't he?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Curiously, not a single complaint about "Chubby Hubby"

Ben & Jerry's sorry for Irish "Black & Tan" upset
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's have apologized for causing offence by calling a new flavor "Black & Tan" -- the nickname of a notoriously violent British militia that operated during Ireland's war of independence.
The ice cream, available only in the United States, is based on an ale and stout drink of the same name.
"Any reference on our part to the British Army unit was absolutely unintentional and no ill-will was ever intended," said a Ben & Jerry's spokesman.
"Ben & Jerry's was built on the philosophies of peace and love," he added.
The Black and Tans, so-called because of their two-tone uniforms, were recruited in the early 1920s to bolster the ranks of the police force in Ireland as anti-British sentiment grew.
They quickly gained a reputation for brutality and mention of the militia still arouses strong feelings in Ireland.
"I can't believe that Ben & Jerry's would be so insensitive to call an ice cream such a name and to launch it as a celebration of Irishness ... it's an insult!" wrote one blogger on
"I hope they don't try to launch it here in Ireland or I imagine they'll lose a lot of their fans."
Ben & Jerry's, a unit of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc, prides itself on its commitment to friendly business. Its mission statement includes a pledge to show "a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our company and for the communities in which they live."