It’s the end of a long week. I’m physically and mentally exhausted. So this is oddly soothing.
During rambling remarks Thursday afternoon, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, used a snowball as a prop on the Senate floor. The apparent purpose of this stunt: to show the recent spate of cold weather in the Northeast is a sign that human activity isn’t causing climate change.
Here’s a clip of Neil Degrasse Tyson explaining the difference between climate vs. weather:
Christ, what an asshole.
From The Guardian:
A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, police said, with the atheist writer’s family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists.
The body of Avijit Roy, founder of Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim-majority nation, was found covered in blood after the attack which also left his wife critically wounded.
“He died as he was brought to the hospital. His wife was also seriously wounded. She has lost a finger,” local police chief Sirajul Islam said.
The couple were on a bicycle rickshaw, returning from a book fair, when two assailants stopped and dragged them onto a sidewalk before striking them with machetes, local media reported citing witnesses.
Wait, KFC serves coffee?
KFC has taken a page out of pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s book with the introduction of an edible coffee cup — made of a thin biscuit wrapped in sugar paper and lined with white chocolate — that look like they’ll be available in stores later this year. The cups were invented to mark the launch of Seattle’s Best Coffee in KFC’s U.K. locations.
Unfortunately, that means the cups are headed only for the U.K., at least for now.
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Before you even bring it up, yes, we do think it’s weird that England gets to try a coffee cup cookie before the United States, given that the “K” in “KFC” stands for Kentucky. But it is what it is.
Everything about this story is in WTFland:
A man whose online deception about his appearance allowed him into a woman’s bed has been spared jail but had his actions criticised by a judge as “selfish, immature and inappropriate”.
Deepak Dhankar, of Indian descent, deceived the woman into believing he was a muscular, blond-haired Caucasian named “Jamie” during exchanges on dating website Oasis in October last year.
Three days after the pair first communicated, they agreed for Dhankar to visit the woman at her home and engage in sexual activity, on the condition she kept her eyes closed. He arrived at her home to find her naked in bed.
Judge Jane Patrick told the County Court the deception occurred when the pair engaged in sexual acts, because the woman believed she was with “Jamie” at the time, and not Dhankar.
Dhankar, 29, a married father of three, pleaded guilty to one count of procuring sexual penetration by deception, an offence which carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail.
Wait, you mean there were people out there who didn’t realize Bill O’Reilly is a bullshitter?
Anybody else kind of pleased to see that she wasn’t lip syncing?