Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A brief summary of news you may have missed over the weekend, as well as an Alex Jones story from 2010

  • The city of Edmonton, Canada has seen a surge of interest in naked yoga, despite a winter where temperatures average less than 0 degrees Fahrenheit.  Instructor Chris McBain: "For some it’s about naturalism and just being nude and for other people it’s just a bucket list endeavour." 
  • From the 2010 archives: Well-known radio host and general asshole Alex Jones claimed that he has documents proving the government is introducing chemicals into juice boxes, potato chips, and the water supply which are causing children to become gay.  Jones said, "After [little boys] are done drinking your juices, [they're] ready to go out and have a baby... [they're] ready to put together a garden of roses... [they're] ready to go put lipstick on..."  It's pretty crazy to think that at the time, people must have thought it was literally impossible for him to sound more insane than this!  Live and learn, I guess. 
  • Kerry County in Ireland has moved to legalize "moderate" drunk driving in order to allow lonely older people to get out and socialize without worrying that they might lose their license.  "These people that are being isolated at present, all the wisdom and all the wit and all the culture that they had, the music and the singing, that’s all being lost to the younger generation because these older people might as well be living in Japan and Jerusalem because the younger generation don’t see them at all anymore. These characters are being isolated now at home, and a lot of them falling into depression."  This being Ireland, the idea of driving and simply not drinking has not occurred to anyone.

Thanks to Merrie for the Kerry County link

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