Making the Middle east safer with more guns! American foreign policy has just stepped into the twilight Zone. In a further attempt to stabilize the middle east and counter the perceived threat of Iran's Nuclear program the US will be doling out about $20 Billion in advanced weaponry, missile guidance systems, upgraded fighter jets and naval ships to Saudi Arabia and other 'moderate' Arab states and they were even nice enough to throw in an extra $30 Billion dollars Israels way to stop them from completely blowing a gasket. The old adage that an armed society is a polite society has never really applied to that particular corner of the world, so I'm not too sure that dropping $50 billion in military hardware into the region is the best idea. Once one considers that the majority of the Jihadist recruits come from these 'moderate' countries, with Saudi Arabia topping the list the wisdom of this deal becomes a bit suspect. Even some of the American people are having problems believing it.
While we are on the topic of the Middle east. A few months into the famed troop surge that was to bring peace and tranquility to the shattered Iraq,( or Baghdad at the very least) how are things going? Sean Smith, a filmmaker and Photographer, spent two months embedded with US troops in Baghdad and Anbar province. His video and photo documentary is harrowing. If you don't feel like being harrowed, the BBC has these friendly and colorful charts.
In other news, Rodents are Spying on Iran.
Today's food Recall. Chili that is literally Bursting with Botulism!
Stepping back from the humanity of it all now, Tori Spelling is a Reverend. A what!? You read it right, a Woman of the Cloth, is nothing is sacred anymore? After securing her credentials on the Internet, she then officiated a same sex wedding for a couple at her bed and breakfast. The whole sweet ceremony will be broadcast as part of her reality show on the Oxygen Network. While I'm thrilled for the happy couple, I think it cheapens the sacrament with a superficiality that only gays and Las Vegas Elvis wedding chapels could conceive of.
Maybe nothing is sacred anymore, Homer Simpson has upset Pagans for taunting their aroused fertility giant with a donut..or cock ring, it's hard to tell from the picture.
Giant erections, massive cock rings, you just know that was a segue into today's first list...Top ten weirdest Japanese condoms. Such and odd odd people they must be.
On the topic of superficial, people are getting down on Adam Sandlers new film, 'Chuck and Larry'. It seems people think that it is anti-gay because of the way it presents negative gay stereotypes. Now I've never been an Adam Sandler fan but even I have to say, 'Oh please, you ain't seen nothing girlfriend', to that fluff. Today's next list is Top 10 Anti-gay Gay films. Most of which will make you want to thank your parents for being thoughtful enough to conceive you after the Stonewall Riots.
On the theme of things that are both bad and good for you, new research shows that Grapefruit may cause breast cancer, but once you have cancer...it helps cure it!
It's small, but its a real transforming robot.
Unfortunately placed advertising! One would think that there would be some sort of oversight to ensure that advertising gaffs like these didn't happen, but I'm glad there isn't.
If he only had a brain... How much of brain does one really need? The wonders of the human condition never cease to amaze me. Here are 17 more things you may not know about your brain.
A car you could kill for! At least that is how Toyota-Scion is marketing it's not-so-family-car to young hipster deviant 20 somethings with a taste for murder. Sure, I'm old enough now to have been completely desensitized to things like sex, violence and mature themes in advertising, but I think Toyota might be a little out of touch with the 18-35 male demographic they are targeting with this Ad game where your 'little deviant' gets to rend 'Sheeple' to bits and use the resulting body parts to customize himself before trotting off to the scion factory which uses the blood of the aforementioned Sheeple to produce...cars. The Scions are being described by Toyota's marketers as "aggressive Looking" and "a little bad ass", but even compared to Toyota's normal line up the cars aren't anything new.
I don't know too much about art, but this is one freakin' huge rubber ducky.
After 3 years on Mars the rovers are getting bored. While a massive dust storm that has engulfed nearly the entire planet may spell doom for those plucky Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, they haven't given up yet. But with their ability to generate power severely compromised their time may be drawing to an end. In honor of the little robots, today last list is the Top 10 discoveries of the Mars Rovers. In related Mars news, a rover launched to the red planet by Coca-cola Corp has just confirmed that the now arid surface of Mars was once partially drenched in crystal clear refreshing Dasani.
In other news, researchers have shown that multiple stab wounds may drastically reduce life expectancy.