The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Same-gender marriage undecided still

2014 04 11: Update
Michigan was told that their pathetic attempt to demonstrate anything at all bad about gay parenting was ludicrous and "clearly unconstitutional". Now Utah is coming up on a court date, using the same unqualified hoonyack that Michigan tried to use.  It's a great chance to see whose Judges are smarter, at least.

After the close of testimony, the defense was optimistic in a lawsuit brought against the state of MI, seeking to have the ban on same-gender marriages declared unconstitutional. The judge had disallowed testimony from their star expert witness on the basis of his less-than-impressive credentials, forcing them to scramble for a more-respected authority.  They settled on a ten-year-old boy, Travis Bungle, whose work in social science is widely recognized throughout the Grand Rapids suburbs. His four-page, handwritten paper, Why I Hade Phagids, won the Agema Prize and the unanimous support of the Westboro Baptist Church. Its key assertion is that a disproportionate number of the children in same-gender households have cooties.

The judge, after having regained his composure, agreed to allow the youth's testimony on the grounds that "we could all use a laugh".

Getting out ahead of things

Boeing says there's more trouble with the 787. Hairline cracks in the wings. But the good news is, they're showing up in production. That is, the aircraft are suffering potentially critical defects before they're finished.  Nice.

Update: the world edition of COPS.

Putin says he was invited to invade the Crimea, and those aren't Russian troops, anyway. And he was only trying to distract the world's attention from all the sev 1 incidents the Indian Navy keeps opening on the floating (sometimes) rubbish they bought from him.

I swear to God, officer, some guy just ran up to my armored personnel carrier and threw all those soldiers in here! Those aren't MY mechanized infantry!