Stuck in traffic for a month?!

I read this story today about a 9 day traffic jam in China.  9 days.  Can you imagine?  It seems some construction work gummed up the freeway and now trucks and cars are stranded until Sept. 13th.  Yes, Sept. 13th.  That’s with the assistance of 400 police officers.  Sounds like they’ll never untangle the snarl.  Me, I can’t even get my mind around being stuck in traffic for a month.  Time to stop complaining how bad traffic is here!

Things that make you go, “Ewwww!”

First they were in hotels, then in retail stores, finally movie theaters.  Now, bed bugs may in your office too. Yup, the little hitchikers have made it into the working world.  They’re taking over the cubicles, break rooms and even the file drawers.  They’ll move in anywhere they can find space.  It’s just disgusting, they seem to be the lice of the modern age.  Hardy, fast traveling and virtually impossible to eradicate.  I don’t know about you, but this news just makes me feel itchy all over.  Gotta go scratch!

Welcome to the land of the free,

home of the brave and also the insanely stupid.  I caught wind of this headline today:

Why do 1 in 5 Americans believe President Obama is Muslim?

I’m sorry, what?!  And this actually comes from a distinguished source, the Pew Research Center took a poll indicating that 18% of Americans think Obama is Muslim.  Bizarre.  I mean I just don’t understand how these people completely missed the memo about his being a Christian.  Sure he’s not overtly practicing the way Bill Clinton was, but still.  Did they even follow the last election?  I’m absolutely flabbergasted.

Didn’t I just see this on t.v.?!

The Frog and I have been watching The Wire this past year and we both agree it is some seriously brilliant television.  What we didn’t realize is how prescient it truly was.  In it a dirty politician finesses his way out of corruption charges using nothing but his silver tongue.  Couldn’t really happen, right?  Unless you’re Rod Blagojevich.  The ex-Illinois governor’s trial ended in a deadlock on 23 counts and conviction on just one…lying to federal agents.  So the only thing he’s guilty of is lying about not lying?  Only in America people, only in America.