Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin killed by stingray

Australia's Steve Irwin - creator of the Crocodile Hunter series on the Discovery Network - was killed by a stingray barb that apparently went through his chest. This was while he was filming a documentary in the Batt Reef part of the Low Isles off Port Douglas (Cairns, Queensland, Australia).

Is there anything worse than the U.N.?

In case you're wondering if there's anything worse than the United Nations, consider this google search:

I was alerted to this by a PSA I saw for a group calling itself "Y0uth for Human R|ghts", which ran during a children's cartoon show. I alternated between thinking they were a George Soros front, a George Bush front, or a far-left NGO front. I was not expecting that organization to be behind it, yet if you look at their site you'll see it mentioned in the bios of their director ( and president ( And, they've got some support from L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca as well as more distant links to Angelina Jolie and Pepsi.

Bugs Bunny to attend reeducation camp, be rehabilitated

After his stay at the Solnitspol' Labor and Reeducation Farm, former cartoon character and convicted conspirator with reactionary capitalist forces Bugs Bunny is expected to make a full recovery and eventually be rehabilitated, sources say.

In other news, the Publications Ministry has announced that reactionary scenes from Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and other cartoons will be edited to remove scenes that glamorize smoking. Scenes in which evil capitalist pigs and other animals are seen smoking may be left in tact, in order to warn of the evil ways of our enemies.

Deanuts (n) 1. As crazy as Howard Dean

I just submitted the following word to the "Urban Dictionary". They recently added "Katherine Harris Crazy", so let's see if they add this:

WORD: Deanuts

DEFINITION: As crazy as Howard Dean; acting like Howard Dean; screaming, gesticulating like Howard Dean.

EXAMPLE: "That homeless man should be in a mental hospital. He's acting more and more Deanuts every day."

There appears to be only one previous example, and that was on Dean's own site, and it appears to have been used in a quite different fashion: ...Kreme do

Tramm Hudson blacks swimming comment: latest smear opportunity!

Team leaders: If you're tired of discussing Macaca and George Allen, here's a new smear attempt for you. On the video, Tramm Hudson - Republican candidate for Katherine Harris' old seat in Florida's 13th district - discusses his experiences as the commander of an infantry company training to cross a river and says:

"I grew up In Alabama, and I understand, and I know this from my experience, but blacks are not the greatest swimmers or may not even know to swim."

Obviously, a statement of fact - based on several personal experiences - must be struck down at all Lysenkoist cost.

Cujo run over in Maine

Just for you, here's a nice big picture of the "hybrid mutant" beast that was recently apparently killed by a car in Maine:

The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody is sure exactly what it is.

Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a "hybrid mutant of something."

"It was evil, evil looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. "We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it."

"Welcome to America": the George Allen smear

Presidential hopeful Sen. George Allen has taken heat for a remark he made in Virginia to a staffer from the Webb campaign. Speaking to S.R. Sidarth, he said "Lets give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."

If you bother to watch the video here, you'll see that the "Welcome to America" part was clearly directed at the Webb campaign and was intended to draw the distinction between "Hollywood" (where Allen said Webb was) and the real America. That part of the quote was not directed at Sidarth personally.


A woman side-swiped two other women with her Jeep in the parking lot of an Athens, Georgia McDonald's. She had been apparently lying in wait in the parking lot after they cut in front of her in line inside the establishment. The two victims weren't seriously hurt, but in a more tragic case in Covington in the same state a two-year old was run over in a McDonald's parking lot. Last year a man was arrested for Assault with McMuffin in Holland Michigan (I came up with "McRage" independently, then searched for it, in case you're wondering).

Mind Fire: The Jane Hamsher Writing Contest

Can you write a post like Jane Hamsher? Can you enter it into our contest and win a license plate frame and - even better - the adoration of the entire blogosphere? Of course you can. All you have to do is ask yourself, "What would Joe Lieberman do?"

We know what ol' "Tailgunner Joe" would say: "Yes, of course, Mr. Karl Rove, Sir!" as he jumped to attention to do the bidding of his masters in the White House.

Paris Hilton Kinkajou resting, being tested

Shocking word out of Hollywood/Malibu/L.A. as it was learned that Paris Hilton's pet Kinkajou - a bit of a cross between a Tasmanian Devil and a feral cat - had gotten "excited" and bit her during a round of "play".

Veterinarians are currently running a battery of tests to ensure that the pet does not succumb to anything (or something from anyone) that Ms. Hilton had coursing in her system at the time. The furry creature was given 1000cc of intravenous penicillin, followed by various fungicides and anti-viral drugs.


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