Things to Check Out Today

This is a picture that made me very happy today in a wanting-to-see-McCain’s-demise sort of way, and you too can enjoy it right here at The Wonderwheel! (And then head on over to Cindy’s blog where I first saw it, because her blog is great. You won’t be sorry.) Can you stand four years of our new president slow-dancing with Dubya?

Fired up! Ready to go!

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I had seen the Free Rice web site discussed elsewhere on The Internets over the past few months, but shied away from it because I’d heard it’s so addictive, and you know, who has time for more addictions, even though the UN World Food Program donates 20 grains of rice to help end hunger every time you correctly define a word? But when Susan instructed me to head on over, assuring me that I’d love it, I listened. (Because you just listen to Susan, don’t you?) And, hoo boy, it’s cool. And addictive.

But I decided that it’s okay because then you’ve donated so many grains of rice, which just has to make up for being a white middle class American with the luxury to waste time online in the middle of a week day. Right? Anyway, if you like words and language, go check it out. It’s been a while since I’ve been this grateful for my three years of high school Latin instruction.

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And, on a far less cheery note, there is an online letter you too can sign that demands an apology from the CBS network, which aired a clip on its already idiotic “Big Brother” show last week in which one Neanderthal referred to children with autism as “retards”. Way to go, CBS. Jeebus.

Tell ’em what you think here. Please!

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4 responses to “Things to Check Out Today

  1. i did everything you said: went to cindy’s blog, donated 280 grains of rice, and signed my name to that worthy plea for sanity.

    you rock. that is all.

    xxx

  2. ROFL at the picture. It looks more like McCain is saying “Just hold me, Dub. I feel so vulnerable!”

  3. Lori at Spinning Yellow

    I did what you said, too. I am a follower like that, of those that are worthy. Thanks for the laughs and links.

  4. Rice yes.

    McCain hilarious and creepy.

    CBS bad. Very, very bad. “Retarded,” in fact.

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