Monday, May 05, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor was talking about Benghazi on Fox News, when he says to Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like, two years ago.” My son calls me "dude" and I slap him silly. Bret should have done the same to this empty suit.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

Speaking of things going wrong, have you ever wondered where Murphy's Law actually came from? [Gizmodo]

I never understood the big deal about "high fructose corn syrup." It's sugar, and it comes from corn. It's not like it's artificial, right? Maybe all natural products should come with a list of ingredients. That oughta scare the bejeezus out of those tree-hugging trust fund hippie-dippie types. (Hey, I've got an idea …) [io9]

Have you been looking for a book of rude hand gestures from around the world, and are tired of waiting for the Pope to come out with one? (You get the idea.) Well, wait no longer. [Amazon]

Finally, the inventor of the Shangri-La Diet collapsed while hiking near his home in Berkeley, and died at the age of sixty, or thereabouts. Condolences go out to the family, of course, but one cannot help but note the irony. (Hey, I'm almost sixty. There but for the grace of God …) [Business Insider]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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