Hump day, ladies and gents. Let's see what goes. The World
- Al Qaeda's new tactic in its war on the West? Petty namecalling.
- The copilot of an Air Canada flight wigs out, and a flight attendant is forced to replace him. I love our national carrier.
- A murder suspect in New York uses his metrocard as an alibi. And here I am with a pocket full of tokens.
- Remember all those isolated tribes in the Amazon? Brazil has a fancy new heat sensor-equipped plane to monitor them.
- Dick Cheney is indicted by a grand jury. In Texas. Whoa.
- A Chilean man who everyone thought was killed by Augusto Pinochet, shows up 35 years later. Now, police are investigating him for fraud. Keep the circle unbroken, folks.
Science and Tech
- An astronaut lost her tools while on a spacewalk. Indonesia, watch out for falling socket wrenches.
- Supercomputers are now doing pentaflops. I did that once, when I fell down the stairs.
- Somali pirates = no Wii's for Christmas.
- Doctors perform a windpipe transplant using a trachea grown from stem cells. Science is hawt.
- Real-life gremlin - aka the pygmy tarsier - has been rediscovered.
- The riddle of the opening chord of the Beatles' Hard Days Night has finally been solved.
- Musicians play their own songs in Guitar Hero!
- Chuck Klosterman, unabashed metal fan, reviews GnR's Chinese Democracy.
- Following Sarah Palin's book deal, Joe the Plumber will be publishing his own work of penetrating insight. Oh, wait. It's not on plumbing? Then never mind.