Saturday, May 15, 2004

More News You May Have Missed

When you think about 17 Year Cicadas, does the phrase "won't somebody think of the children" spring to mind? Well someone has, thank god.

For those of you thinking "how great would it be to have the Olympics here in America" this article may make you think twice about it. Two words: interest groups. It seems that a mixture between the legalization and unionization of prostitutes in Greece and the tough regulation of brothel placement has caused a bit of a conflict. Prostitutes are worried about safety and the reputation of Athens, and this is causing some headaches for the city and the prostitutes union

Meanwhile Senator Zell Miller is trying to tie Joe Leiberman for worst. democrat. ever.

Over in our science and health section, a well known nobel laureate is telling us to develop laws that ban genetic discrimination before developing the science to alter our genetics. Perhaps another screening of Gattaca is in order? Anyone else here a mild appreciator of Andrew Niccol's faux-Phillip K. Dick stylings?

Thanks to ArtsJournal we have this unfortunate story about what happens to all that art the Nazis looted.

Finally, in a blast from the past, Harpers has reprinted a hilarious exchange between the creators of "That 70's Show" and "Freaks and Geeks". Not for the faint of heart, this correspondance will give you a lot of good excuses never to work in television.


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