One of George W. Bush's staunchest supporters has just committed violence against one of the media elite:
The presidential dog Barney bit a reporter when approached. This is really a trivial thing, and anyone who watches the news regularly has probably seen this over and over again, but for some reason I have a bit of trouble containing my mirth every time I see the footage.
Today is supposedly Talk Like a Pirate Day. However, being the gloomy and negative person that I am, I'm going to have to be a wet blanket and try to apprehend anyone who talks like a pirate. Pirates are truly a despicable lot who deserve no mercy, and this is as true as it was in the past as it is today. Anyone who wants to honor the holiday had better avoid me, since I may declare this a Talk Like a Pirate Hunter Day.
Then again, tis' on'y a talk like 'em pirates day, arr matey?
A survey by the Pew Research center indicates that video gaming is not the totally negative influence some people believe it to be, at least for teenagers. I've believed this all along, considering gaming to be just like any other recreational activity, but it's nice to see the belief being backed up by actual research. Surprisingly, gamers apparently are more politically active than non-gamers.
No doubt we will still hear the oft-cited admonition that someone is too old to play computer games, but at least I can point to this survey when someone starts citing the "evils" of gaming.