Friday, August 19, 2005

Oogaboo Rendezvous

The latest of our quarterly Oogaboo Rendezvous has started at the Casa Gjovaag tonight. It will go into tomorrow, and end sometime tomorrow evening. At this event, we are celebrating the birthday of Ozma of Oz, who's birthday is the 21st of August.

The Comics Reporter points us to this way-cool article about my favorite superhero. Yes, I know some people are really enjoying the latest Aquaman issues. I hope they continue to enjoy it.

Dave Ex Machina linkblogs. Go see.

Hubby-Eric is quite taken with Pastafarianism, the new religion that is having a growing influence on the internet community... including its own wikipedia entry and a $250,000 challenge. I would tell you all about the great Flying Spaghetti Monster, but since I'd have to dress up in full pirate regalia first, I think I'll pass on an explanation today. You'll just have to visit the links. Arrrr.

Speaking of pirates, there's a serious suggestion linked from MetaFilter that suggests that Terrorists be classified, for the purpose of international law, as pirates: More than 2,000 years ago, Marcus Tullius Cicero defined pirates in Roman law as hostis humani generis, "enemies of the human race." From that day until now, pirates have held a unique status in the law as international criminals subject to universal jurisdiction - meaning that they may be captured wherever they are found, by any person who finds them. The ongoing war against pirates is the only known example of state vs. nonstate conflict until the advent of the war on terror, and its history is long and notable. More important, there are enormous potential benefits of applying this legal definition to contemporary terrorism.

Attack of the Killer Whale. What amazes me is that the whale apparently broke off the attack, then apologized to the kid for the mistake! In any case, that's one lucky kid.

Blogging makes you smart.

Penguins in Parliament. heh.

I want one.

Need to practice another language? MetaFilter's got the answer.

85 years ago, women got the right to vote. Rock on, grandma.

Bush is number one! In vacation days over an 8-year term. And he did it in only four and a half years. What an achiever!

Elayne directs us to this video, which really ought to get the patriotic blood pumping, as this one tells what it really means to be American.