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Entries from March 12th, 2008

The Spitz quits

March 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Spitz quits · News, NYC

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his resignation from office today, stating that he was stepping down so that he could spend more time “with the women in his life.” Spitzer had delayed his resignation as he was trying to finish up some last minute legislation, apparently involving legalizing prostitution. Upon his return to the […]

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Linguistic obstacle courses

March 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Linguistic obstacle courses · Funny

I’ve got a number of friends for whom English is not their first language. I found this little gem of a poem, and being a lazy sod, instead of emailing it to them, I’ll just post it here. Hints on pronunciation for foreigners By T.S.W. (slightly updated)I take it you already know Of tough and […]

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Drugs on tap

March 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Drugs on tap · News

Just one more reason I’m sticking to soda and beer: A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows(…) “We recognize it is a growing concern and we’re taking it […]

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