Groundhog Day is a fun and silly holiday, and Groundhog Day was a fine movie about personal redemption, but it turns out that rodents are not actually very good at predicting the weather. That leaves an opportunity for another animal with weather-indicating abilities to step in and take over… but we’re not sure that the Peeps chicks are really up for the job. [More]
Last month Eliza told us about a rabid groundhog that was stalking the streets of Philadelphia. She called multiple government agencies, but none of them would do anything about it. It took a vigilante to set things right and defeat the crazed beast.
Remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset? She was accused of sharing 24 songs on Kazaa in 2006. Two trials and four years later, the case still isn’t over. They’re now trying to avoid a third trial.
It’s deja vu all over again: For the second day in a row, Republicans blocked debate on the financial reform bill. Once more, the vote was 57-41. And, once more, Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska broke ranks and voted with Republicans against the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the bill up for a vote again tomorrow.
• We’ve suggested it before but we’re suggesting it again: Groundhog Day is perhaps the best movie ever made.
How did they know that our fervent dream is to see women immolated in an Hieronymus Bosch-style Tartarus while lofting their skin-care products towards the loathsome titans who hang from the rocky caverns of discontent? Oh, and also one of the demons is a groundhog.
• Amazon is taking pre-orders for the iRobot Scooba, the floor-washing counterpart to the Roomba, for $400. We are unduly excited about this product, but we really recommend waiting until some reviews come out before dropping four bills. There is also some question as to whether or not a Scooba owner will be tied to purchasing only the Clorox-branded cleaning solution, or if something can be whipped up at home. But still, new robot! Coupon code JANCLEAR takes off $25.