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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Morning News

posted by on February 7 at 8:16 AM

Next culinary trend: Unlaid (aka embryonic) eggs. What will the pro-lifers think? (People used to eat these all the time before the dawn of the factory farm.)

Beyond the iPod
: Jobs will spread the iTunes love if labels chill out on copyright protection.

What happened to Lisa Nowak
? According to the NYT, NASA only tests for craziness at the beginning of an astronaut’s employment.

Another bird down in Iraq
. It’s the fifth in about two weeks.

Mars yanks homophobic Snickers ad.

That’s all they’ve got? Bush approves halt on US bank transfers to Darfur government.

Old news: The Village Voice reports on Boeing’s connections to CIA torture. You won’t read much about it in the Times or the P-I.

More old news: Meth use is down. Ditto above.

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Pro-lifers won't care as you're talking about beasts god put on the Earth under our domain.

Posted by seattle98104 | February 7, 2007 8:22 AM

I would like to see Jeppesen hammered in the Seattle press about this. They ran every detail of the torture flights. This shit needs to see the light of day. I wonder if the threat of a trade war would work, barring companies from buying Boeing jets, not as a means of supporting Airbus but just to force some people to talk publicly about torture.

Posted by Fnarf | February 7, 2007 9:15 AM

@1, I agree. I doubt you'll find many pro-lifers who are also vegetarians.

Posted by Baxter | February 7, 2007 9:19 AM

Re: Snickers. Can somebody help me understand why the gays were so upset about the snickers ad? The way I saw it, it was really making fun of male homophobia. These guys were willing to rip their own chest hair out so that the other wouldn't think they were gay. Pretty much a parody of how insecure straight guys are.

What am I missing? (I'm really not being sarcastic here, I really want to know...)

Posted by Mike in MO | February 7, 2007 9:38 AM

Mike in MO you missed the Snicker's website that got taken down. The extras on the website are what got everyone's tighty whitey's in a bunch.

Posted by seattle98104 | February 7, 2007 9:44 AM

care to elaborate seattle98104? not being a jerkoff, I'm just curious.

Posted by Mike in MO | February 7, 2007 10:03 AM

@6. Read the comments from the last two days on here.
Nutshell: there were 3 other versions, one involving violence.
also, there were nfl players shown reacting in disgust to the commercial, showing homophobia in their capacity as role models.

Posted by Tiz | February 7, 2007 10:20 AM

The egg thing is making me feel a little sick. I hope that people don't start killing the chickens specifically for their "immature" eggs.

I grew up with chickens in our backyard. We didn't eat them but we ate and sold the eggs. The grossest thing was when we'd crack an egg and there would be a half formed baby chick. I learned never to crack an egg directly into my dish, always put it in a side bowl. Who wants that in their cake batter?

Posted by Papayas | February 7, 2007 10:49 AM


No one ever showed you the hold the egg to a light trick????

Posted by seattle98104 | February 7, 2007 11:27 AM

Easiest way not to get a baby bird in your cake batter: Kill your roosters.

Posted by IggyReilly | February 7, 2007 12:04 PM

@8: I'm really glad that I'm not the only one grossed out by the "embryonic eggs" or whatever... Ewwww- they seriously give me the heeby-jeebies!

Posted by caitlin! | February 7, 2007 12:44 PM

thanks Tiz. I hadn't seen the other versions. I understand a little better now.

Posted by Mike in MO | February 7, 2007 1:10 PM

At least it's not balut.

Posted by laterite | February 7, 2007 1:14 PM

Jesus, Laterite, you've put me off my feed. "A balut (or Hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese) is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell.". With pictures.

Posted by Fnarf | February 7, 2007 1:42 PM

Fnarf and Laterite: That is the nastiest thing I've seen in a very long time.

Posted by Rielle | February 7, 2007 3:59 PM

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