News is a constant source of irritation in my life. I rarely sleep these days because I keep my eyes glued to three televisions broadcasting news in 8 languages and often have 14 separate RSS feeds running. As such, I consider myself to be among the most well informed men on the eastern seaboard. Well, what’s left of it after yesterday’s adventures.
Here are some interesting pieces from today’s research.
Peter Jackson and longtime wife/partner/co-producer, Fran Walsh will continue to fund the defense investigation of the West Memphis Three. I followed this case quite closely after HBO’s excellent documentary, Paradise Lost. I’m sad to see that the trio was forced to confess to a lesser crime, but hope this will ultimately lead to their acquital.
Michelle Bachmann is no stranger to controversy, only to facts. And today has earned my shit stain of the day award.
Not content with simple revising history, see above, Bachmann is now revising the present. Someone with an internet connection decided to look up Waldron and found out his past was a bit checkered. That is to say he spent time in Uganda for terrorism and is linked to a radical Christian ministry who has pushed for legislation in Uganda to make homosexuality punishable by death. After realizing this could be unpopular, Bachmann’s staff is tirelessly editing his personal details from the internet, including his movie trailer. If anyone has a copy downloaded, please send it to me.
And on the home front, it turns out raising 23 foster children is surprisingly easy. Well, claiming to have raised them is easy. She is also one of the prime reasons I want homeschooling outlawed. Letting her decide what children should learn is like letting Idi Amin choose your dinner menu.
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
And, in other news, orangutans keep it cool.
PS. And because I’m physically incapable of going 35 seconds without thinking of Dr Who, here’s a great interview with Matt Smith.