- August 2008 -
9\6\08 - 7:10
McCain: the candidate of change
Although "change" has been the mantra of Barack Obama's campaign from the start, in recent weeks John McCain has managed to eclipse his democratic rival in his full-on embrace of change. Sources close to McCain say he has changed so dramatically in the late stages of this campaign that he is "barely recognizable" from the man he was just 12 months ago. "John McCain spent a lifetime establishing his personal integrity and reputation for straight-talk with the press and the American people," said a former campaign advisor. "Now he is ignoring the press, delivering only talking points, and tossing away his last shreds of dignity on outrageous lies and distortions." He added: "If you like change, McCain's changed pretty much everything about himself except his name."
Sunday 8\17\08 - 1:33
Wendy's Spicy Baconator: It will melt your face™
Nothing you have ever crammed down your gullet can possibly prepare you for the newest monstrosity of a burger cobbled together by the scientists at Wendy's laboratories. Sixteen strips of bacon. 8 slices of cheese. 6 patties of beef. All slathered in a spicy cream sauce and barely contained within the confines of a bun. You know it's wrong. You want to resist. You fumble to make excuses, but deep inside you know this is a challenge from which you simply cannot back down. The new Spicy Baconator from Wendy's. It will melt your face™.
8\15\08 - 2:45 PM GMT
The Brick Testament: God wreaks havoc
At the gruesome Battle of Gettysburg, 7,863 American soldiers were killed. Yet one would have to imagine sixty-four Battles of Gettysburg at once to equal the almost unfathomable carnage at the (slightly less famous) Battle of Mount Zemaraim where 1.2 million of God's chosen people fought against each other, and after which 500,000 lay dead. See this and other stories of God's direct intervention into human affairs in our latest update of five new illustrated Bible stories over at The Brick Testament website.
8\6\08 - 8:19 PM GMT
There is no war in Iraq
According to dictionaries and reference material, the debate over one of the biggest issues of our day has been fundamentally mis-framed. Despite the continued widespread usage of the term, there is in fact no ongoing Iraq War, and there has not been since May 1, 2003. When World War II ended in victory for the Allies in 1945, the United States took part in a military occupation of Germany that lasted through 1949. America's military presence in Iraq for the past 5 years has likewise been a massively costly post-war foreign occupation.