Because Linkdump sounds kind of gross. So does "Linkshower," my first alternative.
The earth's core is spinning faster than its crust, says a joint NSF/NSF China study. (Yes, China has an NSF, only the "N" stands for natural. Apparently the core is also "a bit lumpy."
Hard to be sure if it's true or not, but over the past month I've seen a couple of different versions of the Bush is a foul-mouthed hothead rumor. As Doug points out, this sort of humanizes him. Although I would point out that the speculation is not simply that he's back to drinking, but that the described behavior is consistent with that of recovering alcoholics who have not dealt with the underlying reasons for their substance abuse.
Wes Clark has some suggestions for Dubya and his boys to try and leave Iraq better than they found it. Doubt they'll listen.
Last night on "The Daily Show" John Stewart jovially put the smackdown on Christopher Hitchens. The video is here.
Evangelicals are grooming congressional aides with political ambitions. They've been meeting for the last six months "to mine the Bible for ancient wisdom on modern policy debates about tax rates, foreign aid, education, cloning and the Central American Free Trade Agreement." I can't decide if this is funny or scary or both.
The networks won't air this ad. Color me unsurprised . . .
Pirate Booty! Want!