Since it’s from the era when George W. Bush was president, I ended the article with this smart-ass quip: “I say we let them get some decent governments first, then worry about getting them on the metric system.” I believe it’s that line that got the article all that attention, and all the back-and-forth fighting in the comments section.
If you like partaking in debates about the metric system, you might find this passage from the novel Wild Thing by Josh Bazell interesting:
The question Monday from Republican state Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.
Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.
“Fascinating. That makes sense,” Barbieri said, amid the crowd’s laughter.
These guys have such a terribletrackrecordwith women that they should be given standard-issue talking points and refer anything more complex tham “boys have wee-wees and girls have cha-chas” to designated spokespeople. It would save them a lot of embarrassment.
This is amazing: it’s German techno DJ Flula Borg‘s cover of LL Cool J’s 1990 hit, Mama Said Knock You Out, with Mama sayin’, and Papa doing the baseline on the squeezebox. Hang out with me and you too can have moments like this:
Did you miss the Pixies as they criss-crossed the U.S. these last two years? The band is ready to make good on all the spots they missed, so they’ve announced a new North America tour for 2015, which includes a previously announced May 9 stop at Tampa’s Big Guava Festival.
The Pixies will continue to tour with founding member Kim Deal. The current lineup is Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering and touring bassist Paz Lenchantin. The band also plans to debut some new Pixies songs for this time from material written in the last few months.
A fan-only pre-sale starts at 9 a.m. EST on Feb. 25 at www.pixiesmusic.com. (Use the pre-sale ticket password snakes.) General on-sale tickets for this run go on sale to the public Feb. 27. More dates are expected later, but here’s the lineup so far.