A data recovery service has posted its top ten user recovery stories for 2007. Their top pick was the guy whose system was infested with ants, so he pried the cover off and sprayed with insecticide. My personal favorite was the Brit who was annoyed by the squeaking sound the drive made, so he drilled a hole in the case and poured oil in. The squeak DID stop, so I guess he counted that as a win.
The good people of Portland have a chance to honor Douglas Adams (of the five-volume trilogy Hitchhiker's Guide and other light classics) by renaming a street after him. 42nd Avenue, to be precise. Get behind it, Portland, and DON'T PANIC!
The transit people in Seattle are fighting an issue that never existed. They're setting up a new light rail system, and some smartass said it should be the South Lake Union Trolley, because they want to ride a SLUT. People are all crazed over the name, and giving them grief for it, when the transit people had never planned to name it that in the first place.
And what are the large issues facing the American voter in the run-up to 2008? Health care, the environment, the war(s), the national debt? No, of course not. We are deeply concerned about why some people insist Earth is more than 6000 years old, in spite of the Bible (Huckabee), whether Sen. Obama is black enough or white enough (he's really a decaf latte, don't tell anyone), whether the man who put NYC's emergency response center in the middle of NYC's biggest terrorist target is tough enough on terrorism, and whether Bill Clinton should be allowed to show more cleavage than his wife. My country, tis of thee.