Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
But Dahlia Lithwick at Salon wrote an important one.
"I humbly offer this new year's roundup: The Bush Administration's Top 10 Stupidest Legal Arguments of 2007.
10. The NSA's eavesdropping was limited in scope.
Not at all. Recent revelations suggest the program was launched earlier than we'd been led to believe, scooped up more information than we were led to believe, and was not at all narrowly tailored, as we'd been led to believe. Surprised? Me neither."
You should click through to read the rest. Ladies and gentlemen, your government at work. Be afraid. I am not a paranoid person, but this is just sickening, in addition to being frightening.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
"Fit the toy bar ends into the sockets in the footrest."
Can't get any simpler than that, right? BUT. The there was a "hint" under the instructions:
"Hint: The square end of the toy bar fits into the square socket and the circular end of the toy bar fits into the circular socket."
I feel like if you need this hint you a) probably can't use a screwdriver, so you probably haven't gotten this far in the instructions, and b) probably shouldn't be in charge of an infant. Square fits square and round fits round? REALLY?! I had no idea.
I may also be slightly cranky.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
He wants to know if they can keep the goat for just a little bit first, since he has "always wanted a goat." (Ha. I wonder how long that would last once the goat started eating all of his stuff. Unlike sheep, goats are pretty smart and therefore hard to contain.) And then, he generously (seriously--he's only 7) points out, they can give the goat to the people who need it.
Methinks my sister is headed for a petting zoo as part of this plan for next year.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The kicking paused for a few minutes.
I had gas. So I passed the gas.
I got kicked, pretty distinctly.
I passed gas again.
I got kicked again.
This happened twice more. Each time I got kicked once, kind of hard, right after farting.
Matter-Eater Lad though this was HILARIOUS. Because he is actually 10.