Guns ‘n’ roses
: I think this is a little sick, though I can see Glenn Reynolds et al love it: In Toronto, a weekend-getaway travel company is pushing a Charley’s Angels tour:
The morning starts with a visit to a private gun club. Here you polish your gun shooting skills with personal, side-by-side firearm instruction. You learn basic gun safety and how to load your own magazine, then you fire-off 50 rounds of ammo at a paper target. The target is yours to take back as a souvenir.
Then off you go to Stillwater Spa, one of the hottest spas in Toronto, for a manicure. Relax in the whirlpool, have a cold drink and enjoy being pampered for a couple of hours.
After the manicure, trot back home, get dressed to the nines and get ready for a night on the town. Dance, meet new people and party the night away….
– Firearm instruction
– Use of protective eye and ear wear
– Use of handgun, ammunition and paper target
– Use of whirlpool, sauna and other Stillwater Spa facilities
– A manicure treatment at Stillwater Spa
Will it be long before the girls on Sex & the City are armed? Is gun chic on the way? Please, no.
Nick Denton fact-checks Google’s ass
Just what we need: Four Saddams
: ZDF, the German TV network, says it has proof that Saddam uses doubles, long rumored. They analyzed hundreds of photos in their archives and determined that he has sent out at least three doubles lately, each surgically enhanced and each trained in Saddam’s mannerisms. One source said that the real Saddam was not seen in public, on TV, from 1998 until last Saturday. Will W get the right one?
: Babelfish translation here.
Blog the prom
: Metafilter points to a high-school student who’s getting in trouble for blogging from school.
I was in the office again today, balling my eyes out. Lets just say one of the options is to have me expelled from the school. I was gasping for air half the time I was in there. I had to write this affidavit telling them everything I knew about my blog, how long I had been posting from school, who else from my school had a blog and everything. I was crying the entire time. And don’t you dare joke me for crying. I mean, you’d cry too if you had a PERFECT perm. record and then have it screwed up in high school and mess up your chances of getting into the college of your choice.
If true, this is obnoxious and the kid should fight. He’s cleary smart and eager and he should be encouraged to develop those talents, not called before HUAC and made to name names because of it.
Why, in my day, I brought the ACLU into my junior high to fight a dress code (I was defending the rights of girls to wear slacks, not my right to wear sandals and socks). Defending free speech is a much better cause.
: The update from the auction this morning: Plastic Enron beer mugs sell for $14 each.
Infamy has a value.