|Among the weirdness today: Exxon Mobil is|
afraid people will get confused and think
they are the FX television network. Or something.
Here are some tidbits I saw today.
- ExxonMobil is suing the FX television network because the network is putting two "X's together in its logo and the oil company says only they can do that. I exxpect to be sued if I keep taking exxception to the lawsuit the way I'm doing in this sentence. Oh well.
- In Kansas, a conservative Christian group is suing because they say teaching about evolution in schools violates their religious right not to learn about evolution. It's against my religion to read about dumb, close minded people. So can I sue the Kansas "Christian" group
- In the good but cliched news department, a 21 year old Florida man tried to steal a 78-year old woman's gold chain, but the woman beat the crap out of the guy with her umbrella, making the attempted theft both unsuccessful and incredibly embarassing for him.
- Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, was spotted dressed up as a guinea pig today. He was protesting the establishment of an F-35 fighter jet base in Burlington, Vermont, saying the move is making guinea pigs of nearby residents because the full effects of the noise the jets will cause isn't fully understood.
- A man smuggling pot in Brazil died when chased by cops. He smashed into a tree with his car, and the crash made the 1,000 pounds of pot in the back of the car crash down on him, crushing the smuggler against his steering wheel.
- The U.S. Senate Friday afternoon adjourned until Saturday without a budget deal, but the Senate did vote unanimously to declare next week "National Chess Week" so at least they got something done.
- In the "guy needs mental health treatment" department, a man showed up at a church in Lincoln, Nebraska as a wedding was getting underway. He was naked and waving lettuce at the wedding party, saying he had to feed the animals. In a related development, nobody ate the garden salad at the reception after the wedding ceremony.
- Even the weather has gone bonkers. For the first time in at least a century, according to weather historians can figure, the nation is simultaneously being hit by a tropical storm, tornadoes, wildfires and a big blizzard.