29 January 2002

Get out your dictionaries, kids, and your red pencils: We’re redefining another word today. Last time we jittered “homeland” into “place a bunch of people live, despite the fact that most of us can clearly identify at least part of the land of our ancestors’ birth [the previous ‘homeland’].” Today we’re changing “principle” from “a rule or standard, esp. of good behavior; moral or ethical standards or judgments” to “something Dick Cheney doesn’t want to do.”

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29 January 2002

28 January 2002

John Ashcroft isn’t just offended by free speech; he’s offended by free breasts, as reported by ABC News. A reminder to those of you who slept through art history: Justice is typically portrayed as blind and naked to convey the impartial and forthright nature of same — which means, I suppose, that the ony reason Ashcroft hasn’t kicked about Justice’s blindfold is that he just assumes the artist misplaced the gag.

28 January 2002