Those wacky English folks! Some of them are so introverted, you can’t even tell if they’re here…. or gone (And their families aren’t much help either)!
Hey kids. We’ve really got to celebrate this one. February 12th (next week Thursday) is Darwin Day. If anyone has any ideas about how to celebrate this, post ‘em here!
I was just perusing Jaime’s blog, and found some of the most amazing chalk drawings I’ve ever seen. A lot of work went into them, especially since they only “pop” when viewed from a specific angle. Neat stuff!
Yay! The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can’t be barred from getting married. Specifically, the court ruled that offering civil unions isn’t enough, so civil marriage must be made available to any couple.
“The history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal,” the four justices who ruled in favor of gay marriage wrote in the advisory opinion.
Here’s hoping this is a sign that our legal system will take the bold stance our legislators will not. (Hmmm. That raises an interesting question: can a constitutional amendment be ruled unconstitutional? Or does the Defense Against Marriages By People We Don’t Agree With Amendment receive a get-out-of-court-free card?)
Now, hurry up, California! We’re losing our rep as a progressive state.
I happened upon something interesting at Slate magazine. Apparently back in the early 70s, John Kerry was a subject of some old Doonesbury cartoons. When I saw the link, I thought that the comic strips might be “old” ones (as in not really old, but meant to look like it), but they appear to be genuine. So check out the “gorgeous preppie”!