Happy Bloomsday, Blogtown! Let's all eat like Leopold Bloom! "Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.”

United Nations "monitors," sent to "monitor" violence in Syria, are being removed from the civil-war-torn nation because, in fact, there's been way too much violence to "monitor."

Egyptians are hitting the polls for a two-day presidential vote, clearly a meaningful milestone just days after the country's military government dissolved its parliament and claimed the singular right to pass laws in the country.

THEY'LL TAKE OUR JOBS! The hillbilly blowback over the president's DREAM Act-like immigration order has begun. Meanwhile, a conservative reporter kept rudely butting in during a presidential speech on the decision.

So those drone attacks in Yemen and elsewhere that everyone already knows all about? The US government has finally stopped pretending that's not the case.

The FCC is awaiting the telecommunications industry's permission to study whether cell phone radiation, in an age of increasingly ubiquitous and powerful devices, is bad for our bodies.

Greece is fucked! "Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens waits for the volcano to explode"

The food industry
is like the tobacco industry.

A circus-family scion
didn't die in front of a live television audience last night when attempting to strut across the Niagara Falls Gorge on a tightrope.

The Voyager 1 space probe
is about to become the first humanmade object to leave our solar system and penetrate interstellar space.

INSATIABLE CURIOSITY! INSATIABLE CURIOSITY! INSATIABLE CURIOSITY! YOU WILL LISTEN TO ME! WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST WE DO? SPANK IT?