Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quote of the Day (QotD)

Alexandre Cabanel, Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners

"Certainly it would be a relief to cross Cleopatra off our list of objects we have lost, or believe we have lost: Atlantis, Jamestown, an entire tribe of Israel, good manners, Jimmy Hoffa."

Original NYT article here.

And another one, given the topic: "Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety." If you don't know who wrote that, you have some reading to do.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thanks, Anderson Cooper

Twitter is dangerous because it is so gosh darn entertaining. Here's a excerpt from a news story AC linked to:

"Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January, brought home the last and smallest of the eight Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

But she is not the only one to claim a trademark on the nickname. A Texas company not affiliated with her has filed to trademark an Octomom iPhone game.

'You press on her belly and she has babies,' the company’s CEO said."

Full article here.

How do I feel about irresponsible self-absorbed mothers who don't work and live with their own moms and have 14 kids in multiple births through in-vitro? Oooh, that's a toughy . . .