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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Fare thee well, sweet prince. Posted by Hello
  A Grateful Nation Mourns
The world's giant transforming robot population has been thrown in shock and sadness with the passing of Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, from prostate cancer.

According to a press release on the National Prostate Cancer Coalition website, Prime passed away on February 25th, 2005. Widely renowned for his strong leadership abilities, vehement anti-evil stance and ability to change from a robot into a truck (and back), he will be sorely missed.

Close friend and confidante, Bumblebee, was stunned. "I always thought it would be some fiendish Decepticon plot that did him in. I guess he should have gone to the doctor. Or mechanic or something."
Monday, April 11, 2005

He's got carry-ons! Terminate with extreme prejudice! Posted by Hello
I love stories which simulataneously exposes the panicky neuroses of American law enforcement and the expansive idiocy of Fox News.

They're running this story about a few Capitol Hill police officers 'taking down' a man who (gasp) was standing between two suitcases. Apparently, he refused to obey directions to step away from his bags, and got a tackle-full of cop in return. Oh, and he had his back to the officers when he was hit.

But look at the photo above. What does he look like to you? A Terrorist planning the destruction of the Capitol Building, or a tourist from a non-english speaking nation standing with his luggage and admiring the architecture? I'm going to say its the latter, which might explain why he didn't respond to verbal commands from the police.

My favourite part of the story is where a few bystanders applauded "as police dragged the man away". Yes, those people are idiots.

Of course, where would Fox be without reactionary morons? Read the story here.
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