Nancy Pelosi’s 100-hour plan.
Scientists discover massive sea-dwelling reptile fossil: “It’s like a sea lion with a crocodile skull in the front but it’s a 10-meter (33-foot) sea lion, the size of a bus. Its jaw features a hundred or so teeth, some of which are ‘the size of cucumber.’ Imagine that its teeth were placed around a tongue on which a grown man could lie down before being swallowed in a single gulp.”
Iraq: Tony Snow spins Bush’ statement that bloodshed in Iraq is ‘just a comma’; Journalist Michael Ware slams Condoleezza Rice on recent statements about the situation in Baghdad: “U.S. Officials and contractors and all manner of people will come into six to 12 months in Iraq. But never leave the green zone. They don’t know even what it’s like to walk an Iraqi street. Certainly not without the shroud of heavily-armed American soldiers about them. They don’t know what it’s like to go to someone’s home and sit and talk with them. To shop in the markets. To have blackouts. To not have water. To have the cure for benzene. Secretary Rice is so far from that reality that she couldn’t possibly hope to understand it.”
Madonna makes a visit to the orphans of Malawi.
At the end of August I mentioned the death of a man who fell 60-feet from a window at the home of the great-grandson of 19th Century German chancellor Otto von Bismarck following an alleged sex party. A recent inquest in Britain has provided more details.
Cher’s wardrobe, possessions snatched up at auction: “The top-selling costume was a Bob Mackie-designed rock ‘n’ roll outfit that was sold for $60,000, up to 20 times its estimate of $2,000 to $3,000. The single most expensive lot was for 60-year-old Cher’s black 2005 Bentley, which fetched $204,000, while the “Gothic Revival” brass bed from her Malibu residence earned $84,000.”
[spoiler warning] A gay on Lost? Of course it would have to be the creepy, child-abducting Other.
Study: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer’s. “New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of the disease by preserving levels of an important neurotransmitter that allows the brain to function.”